I have a little bit of money to spend, about 200-300. I was wondering if it was worth it to upgrade my graphics card or should I spend it on something else? Is the jump from 8800GT and 9800GT a big difference?
I hate to admit it but I run Sims 2 and all the expansions. I hate the loading screens. Is that because my computer is a peice of junk or because the game is demanding?
I'm also playing WoW at 60fps but with the money I have, maybe I could bump it up a bit.
Here are my computer's specs at the moment:
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor: Intel(R) Core 2 Duo E6850 @ 3.00GHz
RAM: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 300GB (98G free)
Video Card: 8800GT (pci-e)
The 9800 GT is a revised 8800GT, so you`ll see little improvement.
If it`s playing WoW well, I`d leave well alone, we`re seeing a lot of posts from people who have upgraded to more powerful cards (HD4870, GTX260 mainly) only to see little or no improvement and configuration problems.
If you are experiencing long load times you should try giving your system a spring clean: uninstall unwanted programs, delete unwanted files and finally defragment the hard drive.
Thanks everybody for your input and saving me a bit of cash. I guess I'll set it to defrag tonight and see how it goes. I don't know anything about harddrives so if someone could leave me a message, I'd appreciate it. I buy all my computer hardware online anyways so you could help me purchase a new one and I'd thank you 100 times over.
Haha awesome, Thanks Leigh! Good idea. Btw, do you know a good website where I can learn how to reformat w/windows vista home premium? I tried it last time and it made this funky new folder called "Windows.old" and took up most of my harddrive. I think that's why it's so slow lol I deleted most everything in it and it took about half an hour.
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