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March 25, 2010 4:14:32 PM

I have read the buying guide and understand that for gaming you need a dedicated graphics card and at least 4meg RAM. Assuming I have a dedicated GPU and at least 4 meg RAM, what CPUs can I get away with and be able to run WOrld of Warcraft while listening to music at same time without lagging,etc.

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March 25, 2010 4:56:04 PM

4MB RAM ?! are you sure it isn't 4GB ?
For running wow,you won't need a high-end system,you can run it well with a good mid range card with 2gb/4gb RAM and a CPU like Intel Core i3/i5 or AMD equivalents
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March 25, 2010 5:08:21 PM

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I have read the buying guide and understand that for gaming you need a dedicated graphics card and at least 4meg RAM. Assuming I have a dedicated GPU and at least 4 meg RAM, what CPUs can I get away with and be able to run WOrld of Warcraft while listening to music at same time without lagging,etc.


As far as CPU's just find a Dual Core AMD or Intel what ever your motherboard supports, but you should make sure the Dual is at least a 2.6 cause I mean CPU's or so called Dual Cores are getting so cheap right now that a AMD athlon II x 2 @ 3Ghz is only about 65 US Dollars with Heatsink and Fan included.

You can run WOW on what this site recommends:

http://www.gamespot.com/features/6164252/index.html

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March 25, 2010 5:52:05 PM

So a Dual Core will work as long as good GPU and memory? What is AMD equivalent to Intel Duel Core Duo x6800 2.93ghz? Would I3 be significantly better?
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March 25, 2010 5:55:11 PM

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4MB RAM ?! are you sure it isn't 4GB ?
For running wow,you won't need a high-end system,you can run it well with a good mid range card with 2gb/4gb RAM and a CPU like Intel Core i3/i5 or AMD equivalents


Yes I meant GB, thank you. what is equivalent AMD to I3? Would I3 be significantly better then Core 2 Duo X6800 2.93ghz?
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March 25, 2010 6:46:26 PM

If you can afford the i3 then go for it,if you are strictly playing WOW only then the Athlon II X2 suffices otherwise i3 is significantly faster and is worth it in other games/apps
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March 25, 2010 6:56:34 PM

This is a laptop I a looking for. Is the Core 2 Duo x6800 2.93ghz and the AMD Athelon II X2 3.0 ghz for only pcs? I cant seem to find any laptops with those CPUs. If only for PC then what would Laptop equivalent be??
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March 26, 2010 11:45:07 AM

We don't have any laptop with AMD X2 3.0GHz,as for X6800 laptops like Clevo D900(C2D version) used it but its not produced anymore,why you are looking for laptops with this CPUs ? there are better options
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March 26, 2010 2:48:15 PM

was looking at system reccomendations for playing World of Warcraft on Gamestoppers and they suggested that you needed those CPUs as a minimum in order to rune WOW properly. Obviously they were refering to a PC not a laptop. So now I need to know the equivalent for laptop...
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March 26, 2010 2:56:59 PM

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was looking at system reccomendations for playing World of Warcraft on Gamestoppers and they suggested that you needed those CPUs as a minimum in order to rune WOW properly. Obviously they were refering to a PC not a laptop. So now I need to know the equivalent for laptop...


LOL look any new laptop should run WOW.

So IMO look at an I3 or an AMD x2 either one will run WOW with no problem. WOW does not need much power to run so just about ant decent laptop that is made with exception to netbooks will run WOW.
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March 26, 2010 4:25:49 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Laptops & Notebooks by Maziar
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March 26, 2010 5:08:05 PM

what is major difference etween a I3 330m and an I3 350m?

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The FAQ filled:
1_What is your budget? $600

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15 inch or larger

3_What screen resolution do you want? best available for price

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need? 6 cell or better

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? yes. Word of Warcraft high setting

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) listening to music while playing wow and occassionally some word processing

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 500 or better

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3 years or so


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. asus,dell,hp, toshiba. Dont want Gateway, Acer

13_What country do you live in? USA
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March 26, 2010 5:58:40 PM

First i saw that you filled the FAQ in the wrong thread so i edit your post with the FAQs that you filled.
The difference between the CPUs is that i3 350m is 100MHz faster.

With that budget its hard to find a good laptop with a good VGA,the options i found have Intel HD graphics which is weak for gaming.
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March 26, 2010 6:03:57 PM

I concur, Intel hd graphic or anything else that intel has put out in the past is weak on the gaming side of things. If possible, shoot for a somewhat cheap/affordable dedicated graphics card.
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March 26, 2010 6:25:35 PM

I have been able to find an ausus K52Jr-X2 for around $750 and a Dell Inspirion 15 for around $700. Both have 4 GB RAM, both have 15.6" LCD Monitors(the Dell says it is HD), the Asus has 640 Hard drive and the Dell 500, the Asus has I3 350M while the Deell has I3 330M CPUs, the Asus has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics with 1 GB while the Dell has 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 GPU. Dell has more software and webcam which I dont need. I believe for the $50 difference the Asus is a no brainer, do you agree?
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