Need video card help for Aion.

conter00

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Hi, recently bought aion, been playing wow mostly problem free(except for dalaran occassionaly)

Computer info
Dell 9100 dimension
2.8 dual core
1gb memory(dunno if it's ddr, ddr-2) have 4 slots(currently use 2 512mb) If i upgrade this, what am i looking to upgrade this to?
ati X600(aion requires X700 minimum, so I can play, but causes occassional crashes, kernel_stack_inpage_error) Looking to upgrade this too, but don't know how to tell if this is a pci or pci-e

Bought the pc in october of 05 if it helps.

Thanks
 

anarchy4sale

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I assume you have windows XP. What I would do is upgrade to atleast 2 1 gig sticks of ram for a total of 2 gigs. Then depending on in you have a PCI X slot, I would get probably a ATI 4670, or a Nvidia 9600. I recommend either of these because I assume you have the original PSU and it probably couldnt handle much more power drain from a more powerful card.
 
There are several 9600 cards, look for the fully featured 9600GT rather than the GSO, some versions of this card are a good deal less powerful.
According to Dell, the Dimension 9100 has a PCI-E X16 slot and a 375W PSU, if you want to push for more performance the are low power 9800GT cards for the $100 mark at Newegg and that would be my choice-More power than the cards so far mentioned but still not needing an extra power lead.