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November 20, 2010 9:25:20 PM

HI. I really dont know alot about computers. Having said that, here is what I like to do. I play Warcraft. My problem is when I do a 25 man raids and the fight starts my fps basically goes from 30-40 fps to 2 fps.

What would cause the fps to drop so badly?

Here is what I play on, and I know its dated so thats why I am asking your advice to see what my options are.

Dell XPS 400
2.8 ghz duel core
2 gigs ram at the 533 bus
ATI Radeon HD 4650


I dont have alot of money and I found this setup for 250 bucks.

Full Sized Aluminum ATX case w/ clear side panel
AMD x2 4200 (2.4GHZ per core)
1.5 GB of ddr2 mem
Asrock AliveNF6G Motherboard (Nvidia 520 chipset)
Geforce 8800gts 720mb version
Western digital 160gb sata hdd
DVD and CDRW drives
450 Watt ATX power Supply


My question is should I waste my money and get this and upgrade it or wait and save.

I am open to any suggestions since I really dont know.

Thanks

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November 20, 2010 10:47:24 PM

What OS do you run on your PC?
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November 20, 2010 11:48:57 PM

@ House - Those days dell didn't ship with either AMD or Linux. So they all came with Intel & Windows. So pretty sure, it's XP.

@ Brikki - Stay the hell away from the first gen dual cores from AMD (Athlon 64's). If you're ready to spend around 350, you can get yourself a very decent set-up for gaming if you're willing to give it a shot at assembling them yourself.

You can get it for even lower if you can keep some of the components from your current PC.
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November 21, 2010 11:23:50 AM

calguyhunk said:
@ House - Those days dell didn't ship with either AMD or Linux. So they all came with Intel & Windows. So pretty sure, it's XP.

@ Brikki - Stay the hell away from the first gen dual cores from AMD (Athlon 64's). If you're ready to spend around 350, you can get yourself a very decent set-up for gaming if you're willing to give it a shot at assembling them yourself.

You can get it for even lower if you can keep some of the components from your current PC.

I should have been more specific: 32bit or 64 bit? That will have an impact on the amount of memory.
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