Need some help with this frustrating processor stuff

By Wisemike ยท 7 replies
Apr 21, 2009
  1. Hey everyone I would deeply appreciate it if i could get some help with this. I just recently bought a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT graphics card and i installed it and it works fine hoping that it would cure my lag issues. It didnt. I have 3 gigs of ram in my computer and when i play World of Warcraft and get in a place with alot of players or in a battle ground, i just start lagging. I know it cant be the internet because comcast just came out and fixed the problem we were having earlier and gave us a new box and i am directly connected through it. Here is what i have in my system:

    Proccessor : 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

    3 gigs of ram

    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT graphics card

    Main Circuit board:
    Board: Intel Corporation D945GTP AAC97839-301
    Serial Number: LATP61031906
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: Intel Corp. NT94510J.86A.3239.2005.1205.1900 12/05/2005

    if there is anything else i can tell you please respond and i will get back to you very quickly!

    Just tell me if i need a new processor or not because i only want to spend about 200-300 on a processor that will keep me lag free

  2. Wisemike

    Wisemike TS Rookie Topic Starter


    if anyone has a great solution please do so and tell me! thanks!
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    Intel Says.........

    Here's the CPU support page for your board; This board is getting old. The newest dual core CPU that is compatible is the Pentium D series. Many of these chips are not really widely available, (if at all), and even if they were, I don't think they'd bring you to the place you want to be. Feel free to wait for a second or more opinion.
    Later runs of 945 chipset boards will run the early Conroe Core2Duos, but I had a Foxconn that was Pentium only, and unfortunately it seems you do as well.
  4. Wisemike

    Wisemike TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok so you suggest i actually just get a whole new motherboard and procssor?
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I concur, the processor is probably a bit weak compared to that card, by the way, go and get the latest drivers. Probably WQHL 185 or something close.

    Comcast is one of the WORST ISP's I have ever seen, especially their customer service and their "fixes". They have a tendency to replace perfectly good hardware and tab in about $30 into your monthly bill, which is also ridiculously high. Though they can be a good ISP if they like you.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

  7. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    wow is really dependent on a nice cpu to run smooth and a p4 is not a nice cpu the video card you have is fine and so is the ram its the cpu thats holding you back. i also like captains suggestions you will notice a big improvement over what you have now trust me and you can even throw in some nice 1066 ddr2 ram.
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

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