I'm trying to salvage this Gateway GM5478 to play XIV until the PS3 in March.. I have a friend coming Monday to make sure I put the GeForce 9800GT that I just bought in correctly.. Everything else meets their system requirements - Vista OS, Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz, 3.00 GB of RAM, plenty of room on the HDD.. The 9800GT I just mentioned, etc..
(I got the 9800GT not only because it's cheap and should work, but because the PSU here is only 400W, and if I go after some high end GPU I'd risk the power supply not being sufficient).
However the other day my sister was telling me the chipset might not allow it to work.. If this is the case, why the **** isn't this in their hardware requirements?..
The chipset stated in the Welcome Center is "Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family." After google'ing it, it's apparent that it is not designed for gaming - should this be a major concern, that would usurp my getting XIV to work on this computer? If so, I need a new motherboard, yes? And that's it?
Thanks for any perspective.