By ballaboo
Apr 8, 2007
  1. just looking for some suggestions on things to upgrade (rather cheap) to make wow run rather nicely. maybe a graphics card, motherboard, or processor.

    current computer specs:

    Number of processors 1
    Number of cores 1 per processor
    Number of threads 1 (max 1) per processor
    Name Intel Celeron
    Code Name Northwood
    Specification Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.60GHz
    Package Socket 478 mPGA
    Family/Model/Stepping F.2.9
    Extended Family/Model F.2
    Brand ID 10
    Core Stepping D1
    Technology 0.13 um
    Core Speed 2600.0 MHz
    Multiplier x Bus speed 26.0 x 100.0 MHz
    Rated Bus speed 400.0 MHz
    Stock frequency 2600 MHz
    Instruction sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
    L1 Data cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
    L2 cache 128 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
    Chipset & Memory
    Northbridge Intel i845G rev. B1
    Southbridge Intel 82801DB (ICH4) rev. 02
    Memory Type DDR
    Memory Size 768 MBytes
    Memory Frequency 133.3 MHz (3:4)
    CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.0 clocks
    RAS# to CAS# (tRDC) 3 clocks
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 6 clocks
    System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061
    System Name D7222W-ABA A500Y
    System S/N MXP418010N NA500
    Mainboard Model Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
    BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
    BIOS Version 3.06
    BIOS Date 12/31/2003
    Memory SPD
    Module 1 DDR, PC2700 (166 MHz), 256 MBytes, Hyundai Electronics
    Module 2 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Kingston
    Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
    DirectX Version 9.0c

    any suggestions?

    all replies appreciated!
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 157

    go bak to your old post lmao no point in making this post... its exacly the same as your old one if you looked instead of making this one youd see that i have a suggestion for you.
  3. Skroppy

    Skroppy TS Rookie

    Thats NASTY...

    Ok first of all if you are gonna upgrade that thing its probably not gonna be cheap. Celeron is a MASSIVE no-no they are suited to almost nothing but office work. Its not too expensive upgrading your cpu (about 250$) and you should but for now (if youre not willing to spend) you will just have to creak along on that processor. Next, it isnt a good idea to be running two different frequencies of RAM. This generally does not improve performance and sometimes only one RAM module will be detected. You could look at a budget graphics card since WoW isnt too power hungry, so a 7600 or a X1600 should do the job (assuming you have a spare PCI-E slot)
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Celerons are virtually non-upgradable. They are extreme budget chips and geared towards low end office work.
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