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December 25, 2010 5:47:40 PM

Happy Holidays everyone,

I wanted to get some opinions on my situation. I'm not an expert on PC's but I'm not a complete rookie either, so I want to make sure.

I play World of Warcraft, well, too much, but I am having issues that are driving me mad.

Basically, I have an Alienware PC that's about 4 years old or so.

If I get into a large graphically intensive situation, ie: Raiding, PVP, etc, I literally drop to 1 FPS and lock up like mad and just sit there staring at the screen until it decides to catch up with everything. People in game are telling me it's my CPU that's bottlenecking all of that.

I would love to play with settings high with a smooth transition in ANY gaming situation.

Here's what I have, pasted directly from a DxDiag run, since I don't understand all of it.

System Manufacturer: Alienware
System Model: Alienware
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 686MB used, 4236MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 470
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06CD&SUBSYS_14703842&REV_A3
Display Memory: 1280.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: SyncMaster 226BW(Digital)
Monitor Max Res: 1680,1050
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.6099 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/16/2010 12:55:00, 6359552 bytes

My MB is an Abit AA8XE, the non Fatality version, also.

I get confused when my system says it's 2 CPU's. Is that the same as Dual Core?


Within the last month or 2 is when I upgraded my video card and RAM and I was hoping that would help a bit, and it has, but I am still having issues with situations that have a lot of graphics and a lot of other players in my screen.

I'm looking at Newegg at some of the MB/ CPU combos but I am having a hard time knowing the differences in MB's and such. And would it be easier to just upgrade the CPU with all the same components.

I'm looking at spending up to $500 if I have to, but anything cheaper would be awesome.

Thanks again for any and all help.




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December 25, 2010 6:13:00 PM

your friends are correct, its your CPU.

a cheap combo for WoW would be a phenom II x2 / athlon II x3 CPU, AMD3 770 mobo , 4GB DDR3 RAM

a step up would be the intel i5-750 cpu , P55 mobo, 4 GB DDR3 ram

for more info
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303609-33-what-upgrad...
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December 25, 2010 8:54:20 PM

Wait some 7-10 days more,until Sandy Bridge cpus will be out on the market.
After get 4gb ddr3,a sandy bridge mb (nothing fancy,just a normal sandy bridge mainboard with the H67 chipset) and a i5 2400.That should be under 500$.
And with this setup you will have no problems.
(mb should be in the interval 100$-150$,cpu 195$,ram - see how cheap you can find).
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December 25, 2010 10:37:25 PM

ct1615 said:
your friends are correct, its your CPU.

a cheap combo for WoW would be a phenom II x2 / athlon II x3 CPU, AMD3 770 mobo , 4GB DDR3 RAM

a step up would be the intel i5-750 cpu , P55 mobo, 4 GB DDR3 ram

for more info
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/303609-33-what-upgrad...



So....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is what it would be?

I would lean more towards the ASUS as for me at least, it's a name I am more familiar with compared to Gigabyte.
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December 26, 2010 5:43:10 PM

gigabyte is one of the largest mobo manufactures out there and make great boards. you can't go wrong with either choice so if you want to save some cash, the gigabyte would be the better selection.
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December 27, 2010 2:14:29 AM

I figured that out after doing a little research on them. Thanks for reinforcing their reputation.

Now pardon my extreme n00bness, but with the video card I have and such, is that all compatible? I mean, I just want to make sure it will fit. It's a fat card. I know I need different RAM.

As I look through Newegg, I see

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as well.

So between that and the

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

being that they are the same price, wouldn't the 760 be a little bit better?
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December 27, 2010 3:43:49 AM

you won't see any real world difference between the two but since they are the same price, may as well get the 760.

your GTX 470 won't have any issues working with either mobo.
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December 29, 2010 10:09:14 PM

yes that willwork fine with windows 7 but the 1156 socket is a dead end. Sandy Bridge cpus will not work in them.

Consider grabbing a pair of new harddrives for a raid 0 setup, or an fast SSD if you can afford one. Part of the lag that you will see will be from graphics loading to the GPU. The faster you can get the graphics off the HDD and to the GPU the less lag there will be. Don't expect miracles, a 25 man raid will lag down just about everyones system until all the graphics load.

Also, once you get win7 going, use the code to enable dx11 for even better performance since you have a capable GPU.
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December 29, 2010 10:22:35 PM

I was lucky to find a co worker, who over heard me talking about what my intentions were and claims to have an I5 760 that I can have for practically nothing. Work favors are easy! So I'm going to go with that for now to help save a few bucks.

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December 30, 2010 12:55:48 AM

Murker said:
Happy Holidays everyone,

I wanted to get some opinions on my situation. I'm not an expert on PC's but I'm not a complete rookie either, so I want to make sure.

I play World of Warcraft, well, too much, but I am having issues that are driving me mad.

Basically, I have an Alienware PC that's about 4 years old or so.

If I get into a large graphically intensive situation, ie: Raiding, PVP, etc, I literally drop to 1 FPS and lock up like mad and just sit there staring at the screen until it decides to catch up with everything. People in game are telling me it's my CPU that's bottlenecking all of that.

I would love to play with settings high with a smooth transition in ANY gaming situation.

Here's what I have, pasted directly from a DxDiag run, since I don't understand all of it.

System Manufacturer: Alienware
System Model: Alienware
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 686MB used, 4236MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
---------------
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 470
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06CD&SUBSYS_14703842&REV_A3
Display Memory: 1280.0 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: SyncMaster 226BW(Digital)
Monitor Max Res: 1680,1050
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.6099 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/16/2010 12:55:00, 6359552 bytes

My MB is an Abit AA8XE, the non Fatality version, also.

I get confused when my system says it's 2 CPU's. Is that the same as Dual Core?


Within the last month or 2 is when I upgraded my video card and RAM and I was hoping that would help a bit, and it has, but I am still having issues with situations that have a lot of graphics and a lot of other players in my screen.

I'm looking at Newegg at some of the MB/ CPU combos but I am having a hard time knowing the differences in MB's and such. And would it be easier to just upgrade the CPU with all the same components.

I'm looking at spending up to $500 if I have to, but anything cheaper would be awesome.

Thanks again for any and all help.


Your system should run 25man WoW raids with at least 30fps. All the advice here is on the money, but I'm wondering if you've defragged your HDD, which could really slow you down. Or if you've cleaned your hardware and fans. You could be overheating.
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December 30, 2010 4:20:56 AM

Quote:
Amd Phenom II X4 955BE 3.2ghz 6mb L3 125w Quad-Core
AsRock Extreme 3: Am3 770 Sata 6gb/s USB 3.0
G.skill (2x4gb) Ddr3 1333mhz CAS 9 1.5v

Total price: 325usd - even cheaper if you choose less ram



8 GBS of RAM...maybe you should not give out advice until you learn something
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