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Old 11-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Default If anyone is a computer junkie... please help.

I'm looking to improve the FPS while playing high-end virtual games (Mainly... World of Warcraft). I don't know what I need to replace in my computer to have it be specified as a "Gaming Computer" or runs almost any virtual game at great quality. My budget is maximum 100$ since there is a huge sale going on tomorrow. If anyone could help me out, would <3 you forever.

System Information
Time of this report: 11/25/2010, 19:07:06
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: GN636AV-ABA a6250z
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 1619MB used, 4519MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9500 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 2286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
Shared Memory: 1279 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic Non-PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id:
Native Mode: unknown
Output Type: HD15

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Old 11-26-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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Default Re: If anyone is a computer junkie... please help.

Ouch, you're still using an athlon x2 and a 9500... TBH, both of those need to go before you will see significant improvement in high end games, but the 9500 is most likely the bottleneck right now.

For a $100 budget, I'd recommend a GTS 450. I think it was newegg that has one for $80. The HD 5750 or 5770 would also be excellent choices, but I haven't seen any with big discounts yet.

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Old 11-26-2010, 08:37 PM   #3
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I agree with foot head you need to slowly upgrade
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