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l0gic
15-10-2008, 01:14 PM
Looking at upgrading for a better gaming experience.. Will I notice a big difference when playing WoW between these two cards?

I'll also be upgrading to a higher power PSU and moving from 4GB DDR2-667 to 4GB DDR2-800.

Anything I should know before I start?

Q man
15-10-2008, 01:26 PM
A difference i would imagine, not sure on WoW but on other FPS games

As for the RAM i dont think you would notice that much depending on
Latancy/Speed of the new ram compared with old What Brand ?

pctek
15-10-2008, 01:27 PM
The RAM won't make much difference at all. Pointless really.
As for WOW, its not a very demanding game. So no, not for that game.
Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

- 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM, such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

l0gic
15-10-2008, 01:32 PM
Well I get about 25FPS in WoW at the moment, I hope that'll get better.

But yeah, might notice a bigger difference in other games I guess.

Current ram is mixed up A-Data and something, not matched or anything just found it and shoved it in.. 2x512MB, 1x1GB and 1x2GB.

I plan on moving to 2x2Gb DDR2-800 Corsair XMS2 CAS4 at 4-4-4-12.

I don't expect a huge gain from that, but it'll look nicer through the case windows!

pctek
15-10-2008, 03:31 PM
t found it and shoved it in.. 2x512MB, 1x1GB and 1x2GB.

I plan on moving to 2x2Gb DDR2-800 Corsair XMS2 CAS4 at 4-4-4-12.

I don't expect a huge gain from that, but it'll look nicer through the case windows!

Especially if its this stuff:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=6864

SolMiester
15-10-2008, 03:35 PM
I think WoW is a CPU intense game....

pctek
16-10-2008, 08:04 AM
I think WoW is a CPU intense game....

WOW is not an anything intensive game.

Recommended Specifications

Windows® System 2000/XP OS:

* Intel Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or AMD XP 1500+ MHz

jaymak
17-10-2008, 10:34 AM
its a good upgrade alright not specifically for WOW but any other game coming out and is already out u should be able to play it no sweat