Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

41 posts


#27432 25-Oct-2008 21:17
Send private message

Hi guys!

My GF and I both play World of Warcraft, me on my nice new box and she on my ancient one.

The old box really isn't cutting it anymore, so i want to upgrade it to 2GB RAM and put in a new graphics card.

It's currently got a GeForce4 Ti-4200 card in it, and I was wondering if you guys could suggest a cheap, decent upgrade.

It doesn't have to be able to run anything too fancy, no DX10 required. I just want her to be able to play wow with her view distance up :)

I'd REALLY appreciate some advice.

Feel free to give alternative options, general advice on which specs to look for in a card (e.g. "Core clock speed is more important than memory bandwidth" or whatever), or just generally lambast me for playing WoW :-)

Yours sincerely,


(p.s. I can upload the Belarc advisor display for the old box if that'll help you :)

Create new topic
4025 posts

Uber Geek


  #173628 25-Oct-2008 23:35
Send private message

That would mean its AGP, which is getting expensive these days due to lack of supply, so your bang for buck is lower.
Anyway, any of these should be fine, ranked in order of preference, price and performance. <-- Has lower quality memory, GDDR2 vs GDDR3 above, so lower performance, but cheaper.

Another options are the 7600GS. Check trademe to see if theres a bargain you can pick up.

41 posts


  #173630 25-Oct-2008 23:53
Send private message


Thanks heaps! These look like just the ticket :-)

I'm pretty sure my motherboard's AGP slot is 8x. I don't know why I think that, but the large "AGP 8x" label on it was a fairly obvious hint ;-)

Further suggestions are welcome too!


Create new topic

News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35

UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.