Having problems with your Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop ?

Severe lag problems when playing wow I have a dell dimension 3000 and recently started playing WOW. The min. system requirements are 512 + RAM and my specs show I have 510. I have very limited knowledge of computers, and am wondering if there is a fix that I can do or should I have someone else do it. The processor case appears to be pop-riveted so I'm not sure how to open it to proceed with anything !!


Answers :

Although your computer has usually an Intel Pentium 4 chip installed, your memory of 512MB is really the absolute minimum. Depending of your Operating System (WinXP or Vista), you give WOW very little to work with. The 512MB minimum requirement for WOW means, that it would not even load/start if you had less.

My advice is to upgrade your memory to at least 1GB, to give your game more "breathing room". You can order the memory needed directly from Dell (here) or from another supplier like Crucial (here). Just check for the best price.

You did not mention if you have a separate graphics card installed. You onboard graphic chip is a "Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2". If you look at the WOW support page (here), you can find all supported (and unsupported) video cards. You might want to consider to invest into a better graphic card (like this one), if you want to keep playing WOW.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
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