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Video Card for Optiplex 745

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 26, 2011 6:21:39 AM

:hello:  Hello all
I'm looking to upgrade my video card for my optiplex 745 desktop
I want it to run WoW at decent settings
But I'm confused on what specs to look for in a video card. I understand 1g would be better and I'll have vista soon (not sure about 32 or 64 bit version) so please educate me on what to lean towards when gauging prices.
Also should i invest in hdmi ? I plan to get a new monitor soon.
And power supply, is 280 enough?
Thanks for your time
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February 26, 2011 4:30:13 PM

first of all did you have slim case or normal tower case? if you have slim case you'll have to look for low profile card. honestly i never play WoW so i never did know how much graphic power the game need. however it is easy to recommend what type card to get if we know your preferred gaming resolution ( in general gaming situation). regarding the windows i think you should go straight for windows 7. as for 32 or 64 bit it depends on how much ram you want to use for your system. for the power supply i think it is better to say away with low wattage one if you really want to get dedicated graphic card inside you machine. lastly please provide your exact pc spec ;) 
February 28, 2011 4:19:57 AM

Its the slim model around 4 1/2 inches wide
and resolution is 1024 768 32 bit in sp3 xp

Sorry I'm not sure what else to post here

Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz
Rated at: 3.36 GHz
1013.5 MB ddr2 RAM
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Intel(R) GMA 3000 (integrated gpu) Q965/Q963 Epress chipset family
DirectX 9.0c
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio Driver
80 gb SATA HD (40 free)

anything i missed?