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Can This PC Run World of Warcraft?

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Konfus Istota

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I want to play World of Warcraft. Please let me know if my laptop can play it.

Laptop Specs:

Processor brand Intel®
Processor type Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 1.6GHz
Bus Speed 533MHz
Level 2 cache 2MB
Memory Type (RAM) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
Hard Drive Speed 4200RPM
Hard drive size 160GB
Burns DVDs Yes
Graphics and sound
Screen size 15.4"
Maximum screen resolution 1280 x 800
Video memory 128MB
Video Memory Type Shared
USB 2.0 4
FireWire 1
Infrared port No
PC card Yes
Express Card Yes
S-video Out Yes
Media card slot Yes
TV tuner No
Dial-up Modem Included
Ethernet Yes
Wireless 802.11a/b/g
Bluetooth No
Built-in Webcam No
General features
Warranty Parts 12 Months
Warranty Labor 12 Months
Height 1.5 inches
Width 14.2 inches
Depth 10.5 inches
Weight 6.0 lbs.

:whistling: :blink: Thank you!
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Yes it will be able to run WoW. Nearly any system can run the game, development started on the game around 2002 when WCIII was first released so that gives you an idea on the hardware of the time. That, and with most MMO's your not going to have such high requirements because you want to lure in as many people as possible.

My only warning to you is RAM. Your framerates will kill in any majorly populated area (think capital cities), because of low RAM. The least amount of RAM to enjoy WoW, in my opinion, would be at least 1gb.
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This PC has 2gb or RAM in it so I should be ok, but I am slightly worried about my graphics card. Will it make the game crappy looking?

Also, if I need a video card upgrade, around how much $$$ are we talking? :whistling:

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You dont actually list the gfx (you cant replace it on 95% of laptops only expensive gaming models can do it and it aint cheap). If its intel integrate probably wont run many games, if its a GMA950 might maybe just but i wouldnt put money on it. If its ATI or Nvidia it might just run.
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The most I ususally play is Black & White 2, WoW, Fable, Sims 2, etc.

I'm not a Quake, Doom, Half-Life player.

Just as long as I can run the games I usually play, I'm content.

Graphics Description Integrated Graphics

GPU/VPU Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Video Memory 8MB-128MB Shared

Edited by Konfus Istota, 05 December 2006 - 09:44 AM.

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