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WoW testers CPU

SaxonSaxon Member Posts: 13

I just want some cpu information about the World of Warcraft beta testers.

my information: Athlon XP 1900+ 512 Sdram GeeForce4 mx440. It's only laging when im in a big group or something.. image

 

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  • XanthornXanthorn Member Posts: 99

    P4 1.7 1G Ram GeForece 4 4600 ....   No lag....  Medium Computer Specs....

     

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  • khas001khas001 Member Posts: 102

    Athlon clocked at 1.5 Ghz 512 DDR GeForce 4 4600 128 DDR

    Lag only when in Huge 40+ fights during Stress Beta

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  • DaShizDaShiz Member Posts: 375

    P4 2.6 GHz @ 3.2 GHz, 2 GB DDR 400, Nvidia 6800 GT 256 MB.

    I only ran across a few graphical glitches within the world maps and some overlay issues with a few minor areas within the game world. Overall lag was insignificant but was fairly noticable in large scale battles.


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  • dougfrippondougfrippon Member Posts: 206

    Athlon XP 2500+
    512 DDR PC2700 ram
    256mb Ge-Force 6800 GT

    I get great FPS but when I enter large city (especially Ironforge) I get huge freeze and lot of Hard Drive reading, I feel like I don't have enough ram, it's my next buy.

  • timmytwisttimmytwist Member Posts: 50

    I was wondering if any of you could tell me if I'll be able to play the game without any problems.  I'm a little illiterate when it comes to this sort of thing.  I think I have most of the specs down though.

    1.4 AMD processor

    512 DDR Ram

    My graphics card is out of date though.  It's a....

    GeForce2 MX/MX 400

    Will I be able to play the game without lag using this graphics card?  I know it supports 3D.  Just don't know how well.

  • khas001khas001 Member Posts: 102

    If you turn all your graphics down to minimium you should be able to play WoW. I can't say you'll be playing it well but it is runable. Try to stay out of LArge Battles and area's with A LOT of people. If you upgrade your graphics card you should be able to play ok... I'd say next upgrade ram and finally the cpu. The firs tupgrade for quick results, the second for inexpensive result, and the third for long term result.

    Hope this helps...

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  • timmytwisttimmytwist Member Posts: 50



    Originally posted by khas001

    If you turn all your graphics down to minimium you should be able to play WoW. I can't say you'll be playing it well but it is runable. Try to stay out of LArge Battles and area's with A LOT of people. If you upgrade your graphics card you should be able to play ok... I'd say next upgrade ram and finally the cpu. The firs tupgrade for quick results, the second for inexpensive result, and the third for long term result.
    Hope this helps...
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    Yeah it does.  I was afraid of that.  I wanna be able to play the game without any restrictions.  Like you said, the graphics card probably needs upgraded first.  Any suggestions on what I should get?  I'd like to stay in the $100-$150 range.  I can get the ram pretty cheap from a friend.

  • dougfrippondougfrippon Member Posts: 206

    timmytwist : you may look at it this way, IMO

    CPU : Will get you the best performance boost, RAW fps, but is also the most expensive one (because often a motherboard swap is required). The better benefit would be to ease the navigation in areas with a lot of people and battle.

    Memory : If you get more of it, you'll avoid some freeze when entereing huge areas / cities, crowded areas, etc.. and you'll be able to ALT-TAB, more easily, but IMO memory would be the last thing I'd upgrade on your system.

    Video Card : This would get you a performance boost on FPS too, but IMO not as much as a CPU upgrade would, because WoW engine isn't as recent as EQ2 is for exemple witch use all kind of new graphic technology ;the more the graphic engine is recent, the more you need good videocard. *Just a quick bracket about that, I saw people upgrading from ge-force2, to radeon 9800 to get better fps at counter-strike, and they got little to NO gain at all. A better graphic card will not always get you better frames, always take your game's  engine age into consideration.

    Furthermore, I don't think investing 100-150$ on a videocard would be worth it, consider a bit more like 200-250$, you could get something really interesting, like a 6600gt for exemple (think about selling your GF2 for like 20bucks maybe, that could help.. :) ) In fact, considering how great a 6600gt is for the price, I'm deeply convinced upgrading you're video card for it would be the best bang for the buck you could have. (If you're thinking about buying something under this, like a Ge-Force 5200 maybe.. I'd advice keeping my money instend)

  • namehaternamehater Member Posts: 24

    umm ya, im pretty sure 6600gt is a PCI card, if he bought that he would have to buy a new motherboard and processor, just pick up a geforceFX 5700 256, i got my Gainward for about 140 i think a couple of months ago, wow ST ran perfect on it heres the specs

    amd athlon xp1500+, FX 5700 256mb, 1gb kingston hyperx ddr, crappy DFI MB with only a 4x AGP, like i said it ran wow stress test just fine! now.. heres specs on my new pc image

    amd athlon64 3200+ OC to 2.4ghz, Gainward 6800gt 256mb golden sample, same ram, and Asus k8n-e motherboard, with dual western digital raptor HDs 74Gb 10k rpm

    i cant wait to try out WoW again!

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  • Grayh_SancGrayh_Sanc Member Posts: 8

    Athlon 64 3000+, ATI 9600XT, 1GB Ram, 10k drives - no lag for me

  • gettingluckygettinglucky Member Posts: 94

    Pentium III 1.0GHz, 512 Ram (most board will support)(PC133), GeForce 4 Ti4600, Cable modem. With mostly everything turned down almost 0 lag everywhere I went. Cable connection

  • timmytwisttimmytwist Member Posts: 50

    dougfrippon :  thanks so much for the help!

     

    I guess I'll take my chances right now with the video card and ram then.  I'll probably update those later. 

     

    I think I'll take your advice and upgrade the CPU first.  My system was built four years ago.  A motherboard and CPU upgrade is probably needed anyways.  Mine is starting to go bad.  Sometimes my computer starts to boot up and promptly shuts right back off.  The only way I can get it to turn back on is by flashing the bios.  So I was thinking of upgrading the motherboard and CPU anyways.  Any suggestions on what I should buy?  I know it's gonna cost me a little bit of money so don't worry about prices if u suggest something.

  • dougfrippondougfrippon Member Posts: 206



    Originally posted by namehater

    umm ya, im pretty sure 6600gt is a PCI card, if he bought that he would have to buy a new motherboard and processor, just pick up a geforceFX 5700 256, i got my Gainward for about 140 i think a couple of months ago, wow ST ran perfect on it heres the specs
    amd athlon xp1500+, FX 5700 256mb, 1gb kingston hyperx ddr, crappy DFI MB with only a 4x AGP, like i said it ran wow stress test just fine! now.. heres specs on my new pc image
    amd athlon64 3200+ OC to 2.4ghz, Gainward 6800gt 256mb golden sample, same ram, and Asus k8n-e motherboard, with dual western digital raptor HDs 74Gb 10k rpm
    i cant wait to try out WoW again!



    PCI card? whoa man, that card exist as AGP as well... and ain't crap like Ge-Force 5 were. :P.

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    Timmy : About the CPU/Mobo combo,  you're more likely to need your RAM to be changed as well, because you're current DDR isn't probably fast enough to follow a brand new system.  As for the advice on that, it depends directly on the budget you want to put on it. At minimal fees I'd go for a AMD 2600+ (or something near that), with 512 PC3200 (2x256mb for the dual channel), and a low priced mobo...  More money you could tweak your budge like 25-40% and go for Athlon 64. and maybe 2x512ram (1gig). If you're US resident try finding good deals on pricewatch.com. P4 ain't bad too, it's all a choice question.

    Good thing you could do : try upgrading for the lowest priced motherboard/CPU/memory combo  as possible, and maybe you could afford yourself a 6600gt. That whole combo would make your system EXTREMELY more powerful.  But ohwell.. at that point you've changed nearly all the computer.. :P (but again don't forget you can sell your old stuff)

    Hope that helps

  • timmytwisttimmytwist Member Posts: 50

    Helped extremely.  Thanks again doug.  One more question.  Are you in the beta right now?  I wouldn't mind having someone show me a few things when I actually get to play this game.  If you are playing, are you horde or alliance?

  • SlazerSlazer Member Posts: 251

    Pentium 4 1.5ghz, 512mb ddr ram, geforcefx5200 256mb video agp card

    Only lagged shortly before or after server crashes, or when Blizzard forced everyone on 6 servers.

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  • dougfrippondougfrippon Member Posts: 206



    Originally posted by timmytwist

    Helped extremely.  Thanks again doug.  One more question.  Are you in the beta right now?  I wouldn't mind having someone show me a few things when I actually get to play this game.  If you are playing, are you horde or alliance?




    Well I've been playing a good while until last week. One of my friend was sharing me his account but now he decided he was tired of me playing so much on it, lol.  He changed his password and he doesn't want to tell me image

    Oh, and I play (or should I say, "was playing") a human warrior, currently level26

  • abollardiereabollardiere Member UncommonPosts: 121

    I played Closed Beta and I had an Athlon 1Ghz with 512ram and a GForce MMX 440

    game ran fine but no Anti Aliasing and settings at mid range.

    I upgraded to an Athlon 64 3200 and an ATI 9800 pro 128.

     ... I can't wait to see how it will perform with my new toy image

    Judging from how well FarCry runs with it, I'm thinking I shouldn't have any problems jacking up the details. I got an ASUS K8N-E Deluxe motherboard by the way.. the built in firewall on that thing is quite unstable ... to anyone else with that mobo, I recommend turning it off.

     

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  • CruncherSixCruncherSix Member Posts: 93

    Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3.3GHz 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 nVidia GTX 580 1.5GB

    The game rocks with 200+ FPS at max setting.

    YEAH BABY!!!!

  • LethalBurstLethalBurst Member UncommonPosts: 367

    LOL, uhh, way to resurrect a 6 year old thread.

  • clankyaspclankyasp Member Posts: 213

    lolz..but ye wow can be run on 6 years old PC easy.

  • TorikTorik Member UncommonPosts: 2,342

    Originally posted by LethalBurst

    LOL, uhh, way to resurrect a 6 year old thread.

    I always wonder how people manage to find these old threads to resurect.  Doesn't the site archive old threads at all?

  • EdliEdli Member Posts: 941

    Originally posted by CruncherSix

    Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3.3GHz 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 nVidia GTX 580 1.5GB

    The game rocks with 200+ FPS at max setting.

    YEAH BABY!!!!

    Epic thread resurrection. Btw I might browse these threads and see what peoples thought about wow in the beginning. 

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