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New PC, low fps on WoW

By ZeroSkating
Apr 10, 2010
  1. ok, I got an HP Pavilion a4310 F PC.

    Specs:

    AMD Athlon ll X2 250 Dual-Core 3.0 Ghz
    4GB DDR3
    640GB memory hard drive
    Nvidia GeForce 6150 SE Integrated Graphics (I know Dedicated is better)
    And windows 7 if thats something need knowing.

    So anyway, I play WoW on lowest video settings, and 1024x768 resolution.
    My framerate at best is like 30. usually 25-29ish though. Im assuming im getting low FPS cause of my graphics card maybe?

    Let me know what i can do to improve my framerate and hopefully increase video quality so the game isnt so ugly looking. My power supply is also I think a 250 watt if i need a new graphics card.

    Thanks.
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    well besides upping the video card there isnt much u can do to improve fps.
     
  3. ZeroSkating

    ZeroSkating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    so is everything else good for running WoW? and is it my graphics card thats holding me back?
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    yes its graphics card thats holding you back. if you give us how much you want to spend on one we can help you out more
     
  5. ZeroSkating

    ZeroSkating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    well I dont have much to spend right now. But my prefered budget would be $150 or less. (not including upgraded power supply if needed)
     
  6. ZeroSkating

    ZeroSkating TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    Also, I have my friends graphics card, would it be better? and is it compatible with my pc?

    Its a BFG Graphics card Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT
     
  7. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    if ur just going to play wow grab a decent psu and like a 9600gt or ati 4670 video card.
     
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