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Need help with Warcraft

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by TacomaTom, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. TacomaTom

    TacomaTom Techie7 New Member

    I am having some issues with warcraft. Mostly my computer runs fine but when i get into a busy city or a real busy battleground my computer slows down so much so that i cant move. I am not sure if it is ram than i need more of or a video card. Probably both but i am hoping i can get away with one more than the other.
    I used the scanner here is the results:

    Can somebody tell me if its the low ram or my video card that is causing the slow down.

    Thanks



    Computer System
    Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061
    Model: PP165AA-ABA a820n
    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 3)
    Version: 5.1.2600
    Build Number: 2600
    Install Date: 27/05/2009
    Install Directory: C:\windows
    Locale: English (en) - United States (US)
    DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Model: Goldfish2 (v1.xx)
    Bios
    Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
    Model: 3.10
    Release Date: 12/11/2004
    Processors
    1.Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz (GenuineIntel)
    Max clock speed: 3.20 GHz
    Socket: CPU 1
    Version: Model 4, Stepping 1
    Memory
    Total Current Physical Memory: 0.49 GB
    Total Current Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity: 4.00 GB
    Memory Devices:
    1.Type: SDRAM* - Speed: MHz - Capacity: 0.25 GB
    2.Type: SDRAM* - Speed: MHz - Capacity: 0.25 GB
    Video Devices
    1.Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Resolution: 1280 x 768
    Colour Depth: 32 Bits
    Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    2.Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
    Resolution: x Colour Depth: Bits
    Refresh Rate: Hz
    Sound Devices:
    1.CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device
    Physical Disk Drives
    1.ST3200822AS
    Size: 186.31 GB
    Number of Partitions: 1
    2.Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
    Size: 0.00 GB
    Number of Partitions: 3.Generic USB MS Reader USB Device
    Size: 0.00 GB
    Number of Partitions: 4.Generic USB SD Reader USB Device
    Size: 0.00 GB
    Number of Partitions: 5.Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
    Size: 0.00 GB
    Number of Partitions: VolumesLogical Disks
    1.C: Disk Type: Local Fixed Disk
    File System: NTFS
    Capacity: 186.30 GB
    Free Space: 142.94 GB
    2.D: Disk Type: CD-ROM Disc
    File System: Capacity: 0.00 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    3.E: 27290,27286-SF
    Disk Type: CD-ROM Disc
    File System: CDFS
    Capacity: 0.12 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    4.G: Disk Type: Removable Disk
    File System: Capacity: 0.00 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    5.H: Disk Type: Removable Disk
    File System: Capacity: 0.00 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    6.I: Disk Type: Removable Disk
    File System: Capacity: 0.00 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    7.J: Disk Type: Removable Disk
    File System: Capacity: 0.00 GB
    Free Space: 0.00 GB
    Page Files:
    1.C:\pagefile.sys
    Initial Size: 0.74 GB
    Current Size: 0.74 GB
    Maximum Size: 1.48 GB
    File System: NTFS
    Optical Drives
    1.HP DVD Writer 640b - D:
    2.ASUS CD-S480/A5 - E:
    Printers
    1.Microsoft XPS Document Writer (port: XPSPort:)
    2.hp officejet 5500 series (port: USB001)
    Network Adapters
    1.Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    IP Address: 71.197.XXX.XXX
    Default Gateway: 71.197.196.1
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0
    Primary DNS: 68.87.69.150
    Security Software
    Anti-Virus
    1.avast! antivirus 4.8.1335 [VPS 090824-0] 4.8.1335 (ALWIL Software)
    Firewall * inferred from RAM speed
     
  2. Kaistar

    Kaistar Dedicated Member

    Seems to me as if it is both. You're running XP on 512mb ram, which while possible it really isn't much. Also you're running on integrated graphics which would severely dampen your performance.

    Are you thinking of upgrading?
     
  3. TacomaTom

    TacomaTom Techie7 New Member

    Yes. Am getting 2 gigs of ram for my birthday. I am hoping that this will make all the lag go away. Can i still use the 512 i have now with the 2 new 1 gig sticks?
     
  4. Kaistar

    Kaistar Dedicated Member

    First of all, have you made sure that your new 2GB of ram is supported by your motherboard?

    Good question. You can still use your 512mb on a few conditions.

    Firstly if you still have additional ram slots.
    Secondly if both your 512 and 2GB sticks are of the same clock speed/frequency. For example both of it being DDR2 800Mhz etc.

    I have actually tried before running 256mb DDR1 266mhz+ 256mb DDR1 333 and the computer worked fine, but I would not recommend it.
     
  5. TacomaTom

    TacomaTom Techie7 New Member

    Yes i have 4 slots that can handle 1 gig ea (according to crucial.com) I have 400mghz now and i am assuming i have to stick with that when i get the 2 gigs. Is that right?
     
  6. Kaistar

    Kaistar Dedicated Member

  7. TacomaTom

    TacomaTom Techie7 New Member

    Well i bought 4 gigs of ram from Ebay. I made sure it was PC3200 400MHz but guess what. It doesnt work. Evidently there is also a high density/Standard density thang too :( and of course i got the wrong one. The seller says i can get the right density but its twice as much or basicly get half as much and trade. Im gonne go for the half. I will still have 2 gigs plus my origional 512 so hopefully that will be enough.