I just recently bought a dell inspiron 518. I would like to upgrade the graphics card on it so I can play WoW on max settings. I only have a budget of $75 and only one graphics card slot. Any suggestions on the graphics card would be appreciated. Here are my comp specs
Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit
4gb ddr2 memory (800)
ATI Radeon hd3450
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E220 2.40ghz
23" Dell Widescreen Monitor so i play on 1920 x 1080 resolution.
300 watt power supply
I bought a ATI Radeon 4350 512mb that i tried out and took back because it wasnt much of an upgrade.
Also, do you think that this setup would be fine to run WoW with max settings with the ATI Radeon 4670? I have heard many people can run the card with a 300 watt power supply as well. IS my CPU sufficient to run WoW at max settings.
The 4670 should run on a 300 watt power supply. The ATI statement of 400 watts is "recommended" only, not reqiured. Be careful with the 9800GT. One version requires a six pin connector and might be too much for the 300watt power supply.
However there is a "green" or lower power version that does not require a six pin power connector and should work on your 300 watt power supply. Actually I am running one of these on a 300w power supply with no problem so far (about 6months.) You might be able to find one of these on sale or close out for around the price you are looking for. Probably the best card would be the ATI 5670, but that card is new and still overpriced. A 4670 should be in you price range though, and is maybe 30% weaker than the newer 5670.