Need upgrade advice

  Nostradam 09:06 31 Aug 09
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Hello,
I have to following machine:
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E6750
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-D53R
Ramm: 4 GB DDR 2 800 Mhz
Gfx card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB
OS: Windows XP 32-bit SP3
This configuration is beginning to show some strain when playing my favorites games (mostly World of Warcraft) and I am thinking about an upgrade. As my budget is rather limited (else I would just buy a whole new case?) I was wondering what upgrade I should prioritize to get the best performance increase for my money. Anybody care to take a look and give some advice? Thanks!

  howard64 10:41 31 Aug 09

possibly your main problem is the fact that xp 32 bit os does not really handle 4gb of ram well. It works best with a max of 3 GB. It may be that Gigabyte have an upgrade to the bios for your mobo that could better handle the extra ram? My asus mobo manual goes as far as to say that it will not work with more than 3GB on a 32bit os.

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