I'm looking to upgrade my WoW computer which is just that, a WoW computer. Currently I'm using a system with 1.8ghz, 2gb ram, and Raedon 9800. windows xp SP3. I recently ran across an ad on Craigslist for a Pentium 4 3.2ghz with 1.5gb of ram, which i presume I can take my ram and pop in the new tower, or purchase 2 more sticks and go for 4GB of ram. the video card that the new system would come with would be ATI Raedon with 256mb (i don't know what this means and if it's high or low). the cost would be 80 dollars.
My idea would be to purchase it, connect my HD to it, download appropriate drivers and play WoW on the faster computer. The processor seems faster and I presume i can either keep my 2GB or get extra ram, if need be, for better performance. I'm not sure if this is an upgrade or a lateral move where I gain in one aspect but lose to another. I can also replace the PSU it would come with, with my own.
Game settings currently are set at 'fair', a long way off from where it was when i first started using this system. :(
Any input would be appreciated.
My knowledge on putting things computer pieces together is pretty good, my knowledge on whether they are compatible is not so good, usually trial and error and troubleshooting after playing with things.
Thank you in advance.
Edit: the seller also offered the following for $180
"I have an amd machine with a 64 bit processor. Windows 7 ultimate 64 and 3 gb of dual channel ddr and a 7600gt bfg nvidia card I can sell for $180."
I would like to just switch out my HDD though, so to keep all my settings, binds, addons, and avoid reinstalling the game and patches.
Edited, Mar 7th 2011 3:08pm by ACLinjury