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Do I need Graphics Card upgrade?


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Texgal

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Hi all! I have this motherboard http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813130130

I put a Celeron D 3.33ghz cpu, 1.5 gigs ram on it. I also added a sound card. I mostly play games on it and have played WoW just fine, no problems whatsover. My problem is that it barely plays the new game out Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning even though it meets/exceeds the minimum requirements. It's laggy, slow and even crashes occasionally. I get weird patches of psychodelic graphics at times then it will clear up. Turned everything down that I could and fixed the cursor problem but I can still barely play.

Obviously I put together a cheap gaming comp and now I have no clue how to resolve this. I believe it is the integrated graphics giving me problems. If so can I add the newest latest graphics cards available? Is a 400w power supply adequate and will it be for an added graphics card? What graphics cards is this motherboard/cpu capable of handling?
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Onboard graphic solutions are not meant for gaming, realistically you can have as fast a computer as you like and if you don't have decent graphics to back it up, it's not worth it. Celeron processors are't really meant for gaming either, they're more office based. Realistically a Core 2 Duo would be a better solution, the clock speed of the processor means nothing these days and one running at 2.16Ghz can beat one running at 3.33Ghz easily due to its technology.

Depending on the card you go for and your budget you may need to upgrade the power supply as well. Any PCI-Express graphics solution would be better than an on-board solution.
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Ty for the answer. What I have served its purpose but I see it's time to upgrade.
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