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It is lagging for certain games like World of Warcraft. I checked bios, and in only allow for 8 mb of the CPU to go to it. How do I allow more ram to be used?

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  • Michael Beverlin May 11, 2010

    Can you list in detail the specs of this pc. Considering the reviews I read about it, it isnt enough pc to run games very smooth. It only list 256 mg ram and a video card that can barely play half life.

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It configures the system memory allocation reserved for the integrated video controller. Settings are 1MB and 8MB. The most effective solution is disable onboard video and put any Radeon 8 series with 256 or 512 MB RAM, they are cheap now and WOW will be fine, I confirm because use the Radeon 8600 512 MB card. Your computer has PCI Express slot and any Radeon fits perfectly onto it. Good luck!

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