Tech Support Forum banner

Old Comp, New Card, Help please!

694 Views 2 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  emosun
I play WoW on my Gateway laptop, and although it plays well enough, it just doesn't cut it when I get into areas where the strain is too much for my integrated grphx card. Lacking in funds tho, I cant buy a new desktop that will run my WoW with all of the highest settings turned up. My friend is willing to sell me his desktop for 100$. It does not have a PCI-E slot, so im wondering if its not possible for it to run WoW as smoothly as I want.

Dilemma: Save myself 100 bucks and use it towards newer desktop, or buy this desktop, and throw in a ram upgrade/new agp graphics card?

Here are the desktops specs:

CPU-Z 1.48 report file


Number of processors 1
Number of cores 1 per processor
Number of threads 1 per processor
Name AMD Athlon XP
Code Name Barton
Specification AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+
Package Socket A (462)
Family/Model/Stepping 6.A.0
Extended Family/Model 7.A
Core Stepping
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2205.2 MHz
Multiplier x Bus speed 11.0 x 200.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 400.9 MHz
Instruction sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE
L1 Data cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache (per processor) 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache (per processor) 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size

Chipset & Memory

Northbridge NVIDIA nForce2 IGP rev. A2
Southbridge NVIDIA nForce2 MCP-T rev. A4
Graphic Interface AGP
AGP Revision 2.0
AGP Transfer Rate 4x
AGP Side Band Addressing supported, enabled
Memory Type DDR
Memory Size 512 MBytes
Memory Frequency 167.1 MHz (6:5)
CAS# Latency (tCL) 2.5 clocks
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD) 3 clocks
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 clocks


System Manufacturer eMachines
System Name Product Name
System S/N CA149 P00 02611
Mainboard Vendor First International Computer, Inc.
Mainboard Model AU31
BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS Version TCB432C
BIOS Date 08/06/2004

Memory SPD

Module 1 DDR, PC3200 (200 MHz), 512 MBytes, Samsung


Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
DirectX Version 9.0c
See less See more
Not open for further replies.
1 - 2 of 3 Posts
1 - 2 of 3 Posts
Not open for further replies.