Will my computer handle World of Warcraft?

By N00byStance
Jun 17, 2005
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  1. Kojiro

    Kojiro Newcomer, in training

    Yeah i agree with spangle. You don't always have lag because of you. You can have lag because of the server is running slow due to a huge amount of players.
  2. Molson316

    Molson316 Newcomer, in training Posts: 80

    I've been playing WOW now for about 2 weeks, and I'm using 256RAM. That is the recommend requirement, but I suggest more. Outside of cities and stuff, the game runs pretty smooth, but once you enter a city or are in the middle of a raid, the game gets laggy big time. A lot of ppl suggest a gig of ram. I'm going to try 512MB and if it don't help enough, i'll add 512 more within a month.

    Man, this game is getting pretty expensive lol, after buying it, subscribing to it monthly, RAM Upgrade, damn.
  3. N00byStance

    N00byStance Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Yeah, it does, i know :p. Maybe I should go different way and buy Guild Wars? Heh...
  4. Kojiro

    Kojiro Newcomer, in training

    There will be lag there because of all the npcs and players. During raids you are pretty much sol.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Maybe. The maximum amount of RAM I've seen Guild Wars to use here is about 400 MB, but usually it uses around 200-250 MB.
  6. Knack_

    Knack_ Newcomer, in training


    :D that is exactly how i play, but thx to ur posts i have now realised that playing with more RAM than 256 wud probs be btr for me than a new graphs card. But i was wondering whether or not i cud put more RAM into my comp, i think i read that u have to put it intO the Motherboard, but where? i have my manuel, what would the slot be called where u put additional RAM into? :)
    My motherboard is a IM845GL Motherboard.

    i wud truly appreciate ANY help, as ive been playing like this since February :p and i wud rly like it to stop to get more out of WoW. thx
  7. Knack_

    Knack_ Newcomer, in training

    right, i read up on how to do it, and i ordered 512MB more of ram. but will that work on my celeron processor? plz reply this time :(
  8. N00byStance

    N00byStance Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    It doesn't depend on CPU.
  9. Knack_

    Knack_ Newcomer, in training

    thx babe :D
  10. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    I've owned Wow and Guild Wars and I believe that Guild wars is just an all-a-around better game, No monthly fees, Crisper looking graphics, lower system requirements, easy to get into, and large amounts of land to explore. I play it with higest everything, cept rez (I play at 1024 x 768) And I get about 45-50 Fps on average, the only lag i have is due to I live in a city. Wow in its own rights is a great game. I just don't like the cartoony looking graphics and all those stupid races. To play guild wars I would say 1.5Ghz Amd Athlon or 1.9Ghz P-4 512MB of RAM and an FX 5700 or 9600 to play. Good luck
  11. Sab3r

    Sab3r Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    First off wow graphics are fine, my friend plays on a gf 3 with 256mb ram and
    has no problems running the stuff, WoW is by far the most easy accesble game EVER
    (I've played swg and it takes 2-3months to understand some stuff....)
    WoW has LOADS of land to explore, its like :O.
    The races is probebly the best part, having all those options available is great.

    Now to go back on topic, as I said my friend plays with a GF 3 64mb with 256mb ram.
    Ofcourse he plays everything on low and ofcourse he gets uber mighty lag when
    he enters Ironforge (lots of people there) but he can play without allot of
    frustration.
    Its just to give you an idea of what you'll need.

    I would say (If you really dont want to spend money and just play WoW)
    GF 4 TI 4200 with 128mb, aahh what a card, try and get the XFX brand.
    Then well the ram, you'll probebly have an older motherbaord so it doesn't
    matter what kind of ram you stick in there, so get a cheap 512mb ram in there
    and you'll do fine.

    hope it helped, :wave:
     
  12. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TechSpot Maniac Posts: 378

    Almost Everything you said was useless, playing with lag makes any game not worth playing... As I said a 5700 or a 9600, and the graphics in guild wars are more realistic. As I said Wow is cartoony. But you are right 512Mb of Ram would be good. But the Ti4200 only supports Direct X 8. So if you want to play a new game get a card the supports Direct X 9
  13. Sab3r

    Sab3r Newcomer, in training Posts: 72

    I owned a GF 5600xt 128mb and its crap but thats xt which is a rip off.

    I'm just saying if you really dont have money to spare the GF 4TI is real good
    or a 9700 pro which can still run half life 2 on high.

    OOOOORRRR you can go crazy and buy urself a Sapphire Radeon X800 Pro 256mb
    like I did :grinthumb .

    btw why a 5700, I mean a 5600 with 256mb is also good. (be sure to check for
    XT I've heard from someone on the boards that xt is used on cards that are low
    budget)
  14. corey80

    corey80 Newcomer, in training

    i have an account on wow but i dont know how to to get a beta account, does anyone, and what exacly is one of those anyway?
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