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I5 650, 6 gigs ram, Radeon 5450 HD

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October 18, 2010 3:07:13 AM

Hello,

Wondering if you guys could help me, I purchased a Dell XPS 8100. i5 dual core, 6 gigs, RD 5450 HD, which I play World of Warcraft on, I 25 man raids I get FPS in the 30s to 40s on overall low graphics settings, is my video card the problem? I think the ram and processor are fine, any feedback would be appreciated, also if it is my card, any suggetions on a good one?

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October 18, 2010 3:29:39 AM

You guessed it. The HD5450 is not much of a gaming card. Now the main question becomes what power supply do you have?
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October 18, 2010 3:33:43 AM

Is there an easy way to find that out?
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October 18, 2010 3:35:57 AM

Sticker on the side of the PSU.
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October 18, 2010 3:39:20 AM

350W
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October 18, 2010 3:42:26 AM

Ouch. lol

That means upgrading the power supply if you want anything more than what you have. What resolution is your monitor?
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October 18, 2010 3:47:50 AM

1680x1050
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October 18, 2010 3:54:13 AM

also my psu is 400w, first answer was base specs, my cpu was custom, sorry for confusion
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October 18, 2010 4:02:17 AM

Ok that's better. At 1650 and with 400 watts I would get an HD 5750 or an even better 5770.
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October 18, 2010 4:04:59 AM

crixc said:
also my psu is 400w, first answer was base specs, my cpu was custom, sorry for confusion

Your CPU is custom? I believe you mean the PC itself is a DIY build. But then again, you said it's a Dell. Contradictive...

Well, non-issue anyway. For that resolution at least get a 5570 (Tom's recommendation) or better, a 5670 with 1GB of memory size. If possible, I highly recommend a good quality from well known brand PSU rated at 450W minimum for the 5670. Since the power consumption is not too far apart compared to the "Green" 5450, a 50W extra headroom will do just fine. The quality of the PSU itself is the one in question, since with a crappy one, it can take the other components down the grave with it. Literally. :non: 

EDIT: wrong spec suggestions
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October 18, 2010 4:08:55 AM

Ok so with a 5750 or 5770 I shoult be able to run WoW at high settings decently?(meaning my processor and ram is ok?)

Also I meant I customized want went in to my Dell on there website, sorry
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October 18, 2010 4:10:26 AM

crixc said:
Ok so with a 5750 or 5770 I shoult be able to run WoW at high settings decently?(meaning my processor and ram is ok?)

Also I meant I customized want went in to my Dell on there website, sorry



It will run MUCH better. All games will.
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October 18, 2010 4:12:14 AM

Ok guys TYVM for your help.
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October 18, 2010 5:03:34 AM

His PSU prob doesn't have a PCI-e power cord, so unless he wants to buy an adapter, I would go for a 5670, and yes it can handle WoW.
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October 18, 2010 5:05:34 AM

It will come with any adaptors needed.
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