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my friend just got a new Dell. i dont know the exact specs (yet) but i know it has 2gb of ram and either a pentium dual core, or a celeron-l. it also has vista. he wants to play WoW and be able to watch movies. integrated graphics arnt working well for him. so would an X1550 256mb be good for WoW? thx for the help

heres a link to the particular card i found
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post #2 of 29
8600gt.

Or better yet, a 8800gts. They're pretty close in price right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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8800gts 320 or a 9600gt
    
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post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by Evere@dy View Post
my friend just got a new Dell. i dont know the exact specs (yet) but i know it has 2gb of ram and either a pentium dual core, or a celeron-l. it also has vista. he wants to play WoW and be able to watch movies. integrated graphics arnt working well for him. so would an X1550 256mb be good for WoW? thx for the help

heres a link to the particular card i found
For WoW that card should totally be fine. I had a friend who played it maxed out with integrated graphics and a pentium 4.
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post #5 of 29
the X1550 is probably worse than onboard. it has a 64bit bus and ony 4 pixel piplines. you would be better off getting a 8500 or a 8600GT
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post #6 of 29
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eh, looking for around $30
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post #7 of 29
a ati hd 3450 or 2400pro if can find a 1300xt with gddr3 that would be best or a 16x0pro
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8500 GT Fatal1ty.
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post #9 of 29
Nothing in that price range is gonna be significantly better than onboard, lol.
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post #10 of 29
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Nothing in that price range is gonna be significantly better than onboard, lol.
ya, i know, my laptop with an X1250 is around the speed of a 6600le, but its based on the X700. and can Intel graphics even run wow? (well)
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