will my computer run wow?

By wezzgy
Feb 22, 2006
  1. Just wanted to know if my computer will play world of warcraft here is what i have:
    Intel(R) Celeron processor 3.06 ghz
    512 mb ram
    intel(R)82845g/gl/ge/pe/gv graphics controller onboard video 64MB ram
    Realtek AC97 Audio
    7200rpm ultra DMA hard drive

    I have been wanting to play wow for a while now but i dont want to waste my money if it doesnt work on my comp.

    thank you
  2. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    The videocard is lacking because its onboard, and on top of all that, shared memory, but you could probably play it on the absolute lowest settings.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    It looks like your system will run it, but not very well. Your graphics is what is killing you the most. Does your system have an empty AGP slot, or even a PCI slot? For $75-$100 you could add a card that'll help a lot.

  4. wezzgy

    wezzgy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i do have a pci slot but no agp and dont know if i have pci ex is there someway to tell? should i get a regular pci vid card?i heard there even worse then onboard video cards.
  5. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    Depends on what kind of card you buy.
    Generally, almost all cards out-perform onboard video.
    Don is right, you should atleast grab a cheap pci card if you want to even run it smoothly.
  6. wezzgy

    wezzgy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was thinking about getting PCI FX5500 256mb or the 5200 128mb one will that be enough to play without much lag?
  7. mossimoboy

    mossimoboy TS Rookie Posts: 121

    go with the fx5500, its got double the memory as the 5200.
    The 5500 should be able to play WoW on low settings pretty smoothly.
  8. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I have a suggestion

    I would try an ATI Radeon 8500 PCI. pretty cheap, pretty good, can play other great games like Battlefront and Battlefront II, but also I would get a RAM upgrade or it would run slower from lack of RAM. try doubling it for about $50-$100. The ram should be bought from your computer manufacturer, if they sell them. Otherwise I would get a tech to install it.

    Here is the 8500's specs:
  9. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Posts: 96

    The fx550 will be fine and it will run the game on medium pretty smoothly and its 256mb so it will support games for years to come. Doom3 one of the best graphiced computer game requires atleast 64mb video card so the fx will be fine for WoW
  10. wezzgy

    wezzgy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Does the fx 5500 card support T&L?
  11. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Yes, it does.
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