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Old 05-27-2008, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a pentium4 2.4ghz, 512mb ddr ram, Nvidia mx420 grafix card and Ive been running WOW. The game has some slowdown,(more than is bearable). My question is should I upgrade to 1G of ram?, would this help? My current ram is 266mhz. My buddy says that I should just let him build me one for $400,but I can buy 1G for $41. Another friend has a pentium4 at 1.8mhz with 1G of ram running onboard video and he says his runs fine. Please help
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you probably would want to look into getting a new gfx card, as that is your weak point in the system. Also upgrading to 1gb of ram would be a solid upgrade. another thing you might want to look into is a whole new computer. you're current rig is a bit dated, and for around 500-600 bucks you could get a solid rig that would perform most current games on playable settings for a long while.


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thank you, but do u think that just memory will make any difference? i think if im going to buy a grafx card i might as well buy the whole thing?
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it depends on what else you use your system for. If all you do is simple things and WOW then a gfx card upgrade might not be a bad idea. If you have an AGP slot then a gfx card upgrade would be relatively in-expensive and worth while if you don't have higher gaming aspirations for that rig. and if you want a whole new rig we can make some good suggestions on that matter as well!
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thanks for the help peter
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Going to a gig will definitely help, as would a new GFX card. Just make sure not to buy more card than your PSU will power.

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