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Starcraft 2 upgrade

I've been running starcraft 2 and it is off and on locking up on me. Some days it's fine all day and others locks after 2 minutes. I'm looking to see what I could upgrade without going crazy for it to run well on my machine.

My computer is running:
Asus p5n6a-vm motherboard (built in graphics chip/card?)
GeForce 9300/nforce 730i
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz
4 GB of RAM
Windows 7 64-bit OS
PSU: Enermax EG465P-VE

I'm not sure what else would be helpful to know? Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    what is your monitor's native resolution?

    the issue is your video card, or lack of one. your CPU is more then capable for SC2

    Nvidia has better performance in SC2 then ATI

    at $85 (50 after the rebate)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130535&cm_re=9800GT-_-14-130-535-_-Product

    at around $120 you have the GTS250

    at $200 you have the GTX 460 768mb

    your PSU can run any of the cards above including the ATI 5770 ($160) which is an all around better card then the GTS250 but in SC2 their performance is almost equal.
  2. 1280 x 1024
  3. mcp9835 said:
    1280 x 1024


    with your CPU and the 9800GT from above, you can play SC2 at Ultra 1280 x 1024 with no problem

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/blizzard-entertainment-starcraft-ii-benchmark,2611-6.html
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    Any chance you could throw up a link for the ATI 5770? I'm having a hard time narrowing down my search at Newegg


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204017%20600007320%20600007603&IsNodeId=1&name=Radeon%20HD%205770
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