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August 22, 2011 2:50:10 PM

Hey,
Im looking for the FPS bottleneck in my PC. I will be able to afford to replace my whole PC in about a year but for the moment im looking if I can do a cheap upgrade til then. I mainly play WoW:Cataclysm and have around 30fps idling, but in 25mans i drop to 2-6fps which is damn near unplayable, with everything on low graphics setting.
I appeciate any help you can offer. Thanks.


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a b à CPUs
August 22, 2011 3:28:18 PM

List your parts, what ever you posted isn't working
August 22, 2011 4:01:27 PM

sorry.

dxdiag:

System Information
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dimension 9100
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Mainboard: Intel(R) 82801GR/GH/GHM (ICH7 Family)
Memory: 3070MB RAM

Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GT 240
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 1024.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.8026 (English)
Driver Date/Size: 8/3/2011 12:49:00, 4210816 bytes

CPUID:

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium 4 531
Codename Prescott
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x4)
CPUID F.4.1
Extended CPUID F.4
Core Stepping E0
Technology 90 nm
Core Speed 2992.6 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 15.0 x 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 798.0 MHz
Stock frequency 3000 MHz

Chipset
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Northbridge Intel i945P rev. 00
Southbridge Intel 82801GB (ICH7/R) rev. A1
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 3072 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 332.5 MHz (3:5)

DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Crucial Technology (7F7F7F7F7F9B0000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x51
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Crucial Technology (7F7F7F7F7F9B0000)
Size 512 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)

DIMM # 3
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Micron Technology (2C00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)

DIMM # 4
SMBus address 0x53
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Micron Technology (2C00000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)

Display Adapters
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Display adapter 0
Name NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
Revision A2
Codename GT215
Technology 40 nm
Memory size 1024 MB
PCI device bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x10DE (0x19DA)
Model ID 0x0CA3 (0x2134)
Performance Level Default
Core clock 135.0 MHz
Shader clock 270.0 MHz
Memory clock 135.0 MHz
Performance Level 2D Desktop
Core clock 405.0 MHz
Shader clock 810.0 MHz
Memory clock 324.0 MHz
Performance Level 3D Applications
Core clock 550.0 MHz
Shader clock 1340.0 MHz
Memory clock 790.0 MHz

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a b à CPUs
August 22, 2011 4:22:20 PM

It would be very hard to recommend an upgrade for that system. You have some very old hardware there. The newest thing is the graphics card, and even that is very weak.

My suggestion would be to start saving up for a new system.
a b à CPUs
August 22, 2011 4:24:57 PM

Trogdor is right, It's not worth sinking money into that rig. Even if you did, the returns won't give you what your looking for most likely.
August 22, 2011 4:44:48 PM

kk, thanks for your help.
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