Neoseeker : News : World of Warcraft: Cataclysm system requirements revealed
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Spark Oct 20, 10
Good to hear, but not surprised. A toaster plugged into a screen could run wow
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Northern49 Oct 20, 10
Now running on Toast OS 2.0
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Pete Oct 20, 10
NOT...have a geforce 9400 gt...runs crappy now. Thanks for the heads up, bliz
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Northern49 Oct 20, 10
WoW is all about RAM/CPU, not video memory.
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000DESTRUCT0 Oct 21, 10
Most modern integrated graphics could handle this game with some of the settings turned down, I'm sure.

Twenty-five gigs is the more space than any other game requires to my knowledge; I think that's a record there. Even so, storage is dirt cheap these days. If anybody needs to make an upgrade installing a new HDD is probably the cheapest thing they can do.
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Reenee Oct 21, 10
quote 000DESTRUCT0
Most modern integrated graphics could handle this game with some of the settings turned down, I'm sure.
It's not going to handle areas with lots of players on-screen though.
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Corbault Oct 21, 10
i have a Radeon 4200 HD integrated graphics card on my motherboard and an AMD PHENOM x4 Black Edition at 3.4 GHz as my CPU with a HDD running at 7200 rpm, and i can pull over 30 fps basically anywhere in WoW, even ICC 25 man raid boss fights, so here is an example where the CPU and my 4 GBs of DDR3 RAM can compensate for my lack of a graphics card and allow for some decent gameplay. I did have to turn down a lot of the settings and i can't run it at full HD, but still, not terrible. Just my 2 cents tho.
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Spark Oct 21, 10
I have a decent computer, but when I go into crowded citys with hundreds of people my FPS can go to like 5.
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Northern49 Oct 21, 10
Needs more ram yo. Ram takes a load off the CPU. When you go into a crowded city, your processor has to deal with downloading all the data from every player. If you don't have a lot of RAM, your processor has to continually push itself to keep that information available. Whereas with a lot of RAM, all the information that is available to be accessed, but not immediately demanded (like, say, the exact specs of a character's gear) can be off-loaded onto the RAM. If your computer needs that information, all the CPU has to do is read the information it stored on the RAM, instead of loading it all back again.

RAM is very, very important for WoW. My FPS jumped from about 10 in cities to over 60 when I added 1 gig of RAM to my PC.
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Spark Oct 21, 10
I have 4gb right now, i might buy some more to throw in there before cataclysm
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Northern49 Oct 21, 10
But RAM doesn't mean anything if the processor is weak. 4gb is more than enough. I myself have 8, but I'm a power user.

You're also not getting the full 4 if you're not on a 64-bit operating system.
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