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Old 11-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I was hoping someone could help me in helping my computer run games smoother and faster. If anyone has ever played WoW, currently, I run in windomized mode, and around 20 fps. My computer itself is relatively old and here is the information on it.

Compaq Presario SR1230NX Desktop PC - Product Specifications

I have upgraded my computer with a graphic card which is a GeForce 5500 about a year ago and I have also installed 2GB of RAM.

All help is appreciated.

If there are any questions, please post and I will answer ASAP.
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That graphics card is relatively ancient..... It would be better to buy new then continue to pour money into the bottomless pit.
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at the moment, buying a new computer is out of the question for me. I tried installing a Raedon 9500 before, but it wouldnt work. Anything else I can do?
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No point upgrading your ram is DDR which is the old standard so costly and won't be reusable, your graphics use AGP which is again costly, slow and won't be reusable. Your bios is locked so you won't be able to overclock. You should make a gaming user on xp (very minimum background tasks) and then for that little extra close windows gui once the game is open/loading.
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