Yeah, that's what I thought. I purchased the "SAPPHIRE 100139 Radeon X800GTO 128MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 FireBlade Edition Video Card - OEM" video card and it works nicely, but seems like it still takes time loading things in World of Warcraft (especially in Iron Forge...if you play the game and know that place). Below are my computer specs:
Motherboard: ASUS A8N-VM Socket 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 Micro ATX AMD
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory
Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100139 Radeon X800GTO 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 FireBlade Edition
Case: Rosewill R213A Black/ Red Steel ATX Mid Tower
Supply: 350W (came with the case)
Other: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive and Floppy Drive
Nothing's overclocked. I have lowered the graphical settings on my video card via the ATI Catalyst Control Panel all to performance instead of quality and that helped to a degree. I'm thinking about either upgrade my memory so that I have 1gig total. OR, upgrade my video card to 256MB or something :/
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I planned on purchasing the same memory stick so that I have 2x Kingston ValueRAM 512MB. This is the cheapest alternative to buying another video card and this was to come sometime anyways.
I'm in IF right now and my Windows Task Manager says WoW.exe is using up 447 MB of RAM. RAM would definitely be a boost!
Yeah, mine was around 400ish. Don't remember the exact number range since I'm at work. I'll test this by taking out the 256MB PC3200 stick of RAM from another computer and slap it in mine and see how that goes.