Will I be able to run WoW with my graphics card?

By Quark216
Apr 15, 2006
  1. I've checked the WoW websites and e-mailed the tech support, but they told me I that they couldn't help me with my problem.

    I have an Intel 82845G/GL graphics card, which I know doesn't support T&L but all of my other specs are more than enough to run the game. I need to know if the card I have will run the game. Has anybody used this card and do they know if it will work?
  2. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    If won't support T&L my geuss is no, you may need to buy a new graphic card.
  3. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Hi mate,

    If you check out intels 'game compatibility' list here:

    It doesnt have WoW, but it shows you it isnt a great card, the following games are:

    City of Heroes
    European Air War
    Far Cry
    Forced Alliance: The Glarious Mandate
    Final Fantasy XI
    Homeworld: Cataclysm
    Indiana Jones and The Emperor's Tomb
    Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising
    NBA Live! 2000
    No One Lives Forever 2
    Spider-Man: The Movie
    Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow
    Star Trek: New Worlds
    Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
    Thief - Deadly Shadows
    Tron 2.0
    Uru: Ages Beyond Myst

    Now theres quite a few good games up there, and if i was you i would buy a new card...

    Quite a few games are also
    But i think you could play WoW because if you look at the minimum specs:

    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

    There pretty damn low :)

    I mean, i can pay Guild Wars at the moment, without a GeForce video card, im using intergreated graphics too...., and the minimum specs are similar.

    But if you will want to play more graphically advanced games, such as Far Cry, you really need to upgrade to a new video card :)

    So i think you could play WoW, on minimum quality pretty easy, but not high quality.
    Hope that helped you mate :)
  4. Cronnie

    Cronnie TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Ah, just noticed mate...

    You dont have T&L....

    I am not sure if it will work now :( I never noticed before...

    Sorry mate.

    Guess you might have to buy that new card anyway (plus, you can play other games too :))


    Off topic:

    CrossFire851, its Blu Ray mate :)
  5. Quark216

    Quark216 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help. I think I'll buy it anyway and hope for the best. The tech support people at WoW said I might have a chance so I'll go for and buy a video card if need be.
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