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WoW Hardware Question

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September 18, 2006 4:49:19 PM

Simple question... does an ATI X1400 Radeon have enough muscle to play WoW at a decent resolution/frame rate. That's all my Dell laptop has to work with... I know it'll run fine on my desktop, but I don't believe I'd play it very often being confined to my desk.

The laptops other specs... 1.66 Core Duo and 1 GB of RAM... it's mainly the video I'm worried about. Anyone with first hand experience with WoW and a similar setup?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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September 28, 2006 1:35:43 AM

I'm going to bump this one since I have the exact same question. I am really wondering whether the X1400 will be capable of running it or if you really have to upgrade to the geforce 7800 GS for like $200.
Yeah, so if anyone either have first hand knowledge or just knows (psychic or something)... please help both of us :) 
December 1, 2006 11:46:52 AM

Update: I downloaded the free 10 day trial and it runs absolutely great on my laptop... better than anything I ever imagined possible. Yes, I know it's a dated game with limited graphics... but I still wasn't expecting it to run like this. Maybe that X1400 was worth the cost of the upgrade.
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December 2, 2006 7:00:11 PM

Just for info:

I played WoW for about a year on my old system thats got a AGP ATI8500

And the thing that made the most difference....upgrating from 512mb ram to 1gig was like....... erm, robin reliant to porsche.
December 2, 2006 7:57:23 PM

Well, my laptop had 1 GB all along so I can't really relate.
December 4, 2006 10:04:43 PM

For MMOs you really need alot of ram. The video card that you have should be good enough, since WoW dont look so great anyways. You just need a good amount of ram cuz when there's 200+ ppl on screen its gonna be a memory hog.
December 5, 2006 12:41:59 AM

Well, I've never seen the application take up over 300 MB in the task manager... but I haven't paid it too much attention either. If I didn't have enough memory, I'd be punished twice because laptops generally have slower HDs than desktops. I got a 5400 RPM drive in this laptop that can't compare to the 10k Raptor in my desktop.
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