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Old 07-09-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Im wondering what I should upgrade too, My wife and I play World of Warcraft and it runs good on this comp, The comp is almost brand new. Now Good isn't well..good enough, I want it to run great. What should I get?

I have a Dell Inspiron 531S
Got it about 3 months ago.
Comp is still stock

the important specs are:
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 3006MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Chip type: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

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With a slimline PC, you are looking at half-height cards. The first thing I would upgrade is the GPU, but I don't know how far you can expand with the limitations of that computer.

You won't need much of a GPU to run WoW however.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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Well honestly, Dell's don't really give you room to upgrade. I'll go and check it out but i highly doubt your gonna be able to do much of anything. As a matter of fact, its not just Dell, its most mass manufactured computers.


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well to specify what i wanna fix, now im not that knowledgable of this stuff but I do believe it is called FPS lag, ill be in a more graphic intensive area and the smotheness of the game gets choppy sometimes just a tad, then I look down at the ground in game and it clears till i look back up again, and sometimes its really bad.
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Frames Per Second. Upgrade your graphics, you should be fine. Im not familiar with WOW requirements, but just the obvious say upgrade graphics.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814139031


Throw this in there and be done with it. Never used this brand but its got 5 eggs. So I mean you should be running awesome.


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Sweet man, thanks I am going to order it right now, sounds like it will do the trick. I appreciate the help, you guys always do me right!
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