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Will my Pc run WoW?

By Punkrock-101
Aug 22, 2006
  1. I bought a Dell Dimension 3100 6 months ago and a friend got me into wanting WoW. Here are the specs:

    2.8ghz Intel Pentium 4 Processor
    2gb DDR2 Ram
    160GB HDD (more than enough disk space for me)
    Integrated Intel GMA 900 graphics card (what worries me:()

    Will I need to buy a new graphics card and also will my 512kbps internet connection do the trick?

    Please help thanks!
     
  2. Darth_Terra1

    Darth_Terra1 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    The internet connection isn't to bad there may be a little lag if playing with someone that has a higher connection speed.

    as for the Specs you have more than enough System Ram, Processor good as well, as for the on board graphics how much ram is it setup for ? i know the minimum spec for WOW is 64mb but it really needs at least 128mb your chipset is supported but it has limited pixel shading so some of the graphical options may not be available to you but it will run.
     
  3. Punkrock-101

    Punkrock-101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks,

    Dell describe the GMA 900 as having 64mb of "shared" ???? memory.

    My graphics slot is a PCI (not express) how will a geforce fx5500 256mb run?
     
  4. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    It will run okay. Just make sure you get one that has a 128 bit interface, not the 64 bit.
     
  5. Punkrock-101

    Punkrock-101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Looks ok to me.
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Ill sell you my fully working BFG Tech Overclocked from the factory 5500FX, it has a higher clock speed due to the overclocked, if you want it i consider ur offer. Its a PCI, its in my sig too It has 256mb 128 bit memory.
     
  8. Punkrock-101

    Punkrock-101 TS Rookie Topic Starter

  9. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    ahh ditch WoW get guild wars, its free, and im living large playing it on a dial up connection on a dimension 2400, decent graphic card though, 256 g force old school PCI style.....

    conclusion, guild wars > WoW
     
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