I Need help!

By Gargola140
Jan 11, 2010
  1. Hello there!! I have a question that has been haunting me for some time now i have a Dell Dimension 5150 and here is it's motherboard I have been playing World of Warcraft on it for years and what i wanna do is upgrade it's video card but i don't really know what to do after that.. I know my stuff around computers but i have no idea when it comes to all the specifications and every other complication it comes with i just want someone to point me and say well here buy this and it will work :) Keep in mind i only use it to play world of warcraft.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Your system will support any PCI-Express (PCIe) based graphics card, so you have a great many to choose from.
    Your motherboard vital statistics here;
    or here...
    As you can see, your board supports up to 4Gb RAM and depending on your current CPU, you can upgrade that too- only with the 84watt TDP processors though (630, 630 and 640 models)
    The heatsink you have (Dell part number OP/P8353) won't support the thermal requirements of Pentium D or Core 2 Duo

    As for which upgrade path would provide you with the best gaming experience in WoW....sorry, not my bag. I would guess Graphics would give the lardest increase followed by RAM. Don't think you'll gain anything with a CPU upgrade.
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