help plz: I want to upgrade my computer

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  1. Alpha Q Up

    Alpha Q Up New Member

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    Currently im using a Dell Dimension 8300
    Key Specs

    Processor manufacturer:IntelProcessor model:pentium 4Clock speed:3 GHzRAM installed:512 MBHard drive size:120 GBGraphics processor:ATI Radeon 9800 ProGraphics RAM:128 MBGraphics card:ATI Radeon 9800 ProDisplay diagonal size:18 inCase form factor:towerOperating system:Windows XP Home

    And id like to be able run a game whos minimum specs are this:
    Windows
    98/ME/2000/XP
    800 MHz or higher CPU
    256 MB or more of RAM
    32 MB 3D graphics card with hardware transform and lighting, such as GeForce 2 or better
    4 GB or more of available hard drive space
    DirectX 9.0c or above
    56k or higher modem with an Internet connection

    Now ive run this game off the Dell before and it played like shit. Always choppy, lagging, kicking my off the server. So what should i look into? Can you give me a rough estimate?
     
  2. Alpha Q Up

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    shameless bup
     
  3. LANshark

    LANshark This is America. My president is black and my Lamb

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    What is the game you are playing? (from the reqs. It sounds like an MMO)


    What kinda internet connection do you have?


    Do you have the latest catalyst drivers?
     
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    Nice deadpool ;)

    The Game is World of Warcraft and im running a cable connection. And i have no idea wtf a cataylsyt driver is which is probably why im here
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    Catalyst is the name of ATI's graphics driver and configuration software. If you don't know what it is, then you probably haven't updated it in a long time. Go to http://ati.amd.com and get the newest one for your card.
     

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