Is my system too bad for World of Warcraft?

By Westergren86
Oct 27, 2008
  1. Hello everyone!

    I installed a the game World of Warcraft last day - to play with some real friends who introduced me to the game.

    Now I concern when I play on low graphics it flows well, but when i start to mix it up a little it gets very "lag-like".

    I recently reinstalled my windows vista just last dayso I have no other programs downloaded except WoW and VLC media player and winzip.

    My system is following:

    Windows Vista Ultimate on a
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200 + (2CPUs), ~2,2GHz
    2046 MB Ram
    Bios: Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
    Graphic Device: Radeon X 1550 Series (ATI RADEON Graphic Processor*0x715F)

    Is there some way to speed up my computer, or should I buy a new graphic card, more RAM or something else or just go for a new computer?

    /Thanks for your answers, Daniel
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,202   +422

    With your system the bottleneck is probably the video card. 2 GB is decent for that game + Vista and although your processor isn't terribly fast, it isn't really all that slow either. Your video card is something I'd put in a machine not used for any gaming.
  3. Westergren86

    Westergren86 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Is there any special priceworthy graphic-card you might recommend for this type of computer?

    Thanks alot again, in advance

    EDIT: I ran some checks and you had totally right, the Graphic card is the one who fails me.
    What should I do from here, to find the grahpic card that suits me best for this processor?
    I mean, I don't want to buy the "graphic cards rolls royce for this computer if the cant handle all the power anyways ;)"
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