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    Graphics Card Advice Needed

    Hey people, ive just recieved a Dell 24" monitor for christmas with a 1920*1080 resolution. Now i'm not much of a gamer as i play world of warcraft mainly but my problem is in max resolution the game is only running at 30 fps and drops to 20 at times its barely playable. I currentally have a Sapphire X1950 Pro and looking to upgrade and i would like to know what are my best options as im on a budget of 150-200 and baring in mind I also play Cod 5 and crysis at times.

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    pci-e or agp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardcrooks View Post
    Hey people, ive just recieved a Dell 24" monitor for christmas with a 1920*1080 resolution. Now i'm not much of a gamer as i play world of warcraft mainly but my problem is in max resolution the game is only running at 30 fps and drops to 20 at times its barely playable. I currentally have a Sapphire X1950 Pro and looking to upgrade and i would like to know what are my best options as im on a budget of 150-200 and baring in mind I also play Cod 5 and crysis at times.

    Thanks in advance,
    Richard C
    Please keep in mind that WoW is very CPU intensive. I run 1920x1200 with everything full out and I can dip below 30 during raids or when there is a ton of people around. Lowering resolution/settings doesn't help, meaning that it is CPU limited; even with my QX9650 rocking at 4.0GHz.
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    pci-e please. I have noticed that wow is a machine killer but it doesnt seem to be to harsh on my computer when im running it I have a Q6600 running at 3.0GHz and 2GB Ram, which when wow is running is at 1800mb used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardcrooks View Post
    pci-e please. I have noticed that wow is a machine killer but it doesnt seem to be to harsh on my computer when im running it I have a Q6600 running at 3.0GHz and 2GB Ram, which when wow is running is at 1800mb used.
    Memory used is irrelevant, I can promise that it is maxing out that CPU.
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