Video Cards and FPS

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I just updated my video card from a NVIDIA 8600gt to a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT 1GB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics and upgraded my ram to 4 gigs. After installing I have not noticed a great jump in my FPS. In fact it stayed about the same. I have turned off the vertical sync in game and the card has it turned off as installed. The question I have,was this a good enough upgrade over my old card to expect an improvement or could it be my overall system? Please be kind as I am a noob when it comes to computers and the interworkings thereof.
 

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Thank you for your help. The system I currently have is a Velocity Micro, model Pro Magix EQU045 with an Intell R Core DM 20 cpu, e6550@2.33ghz with 4.0gd. 32 bit operating system. Operating system is windows Vista. I hope this is the information you needed and look forward to your thoughts.
 

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Just one more thing, I use this to primarily run World of Warcraft WOTLK. I am not a huge gamer but like to ensure I have the best experience I can with the system I currently have.
 
Best value at the moment is the HD4770 which is on the Egg for $90 with rebates or the HD4670, which is slower, but still a big upgrade for under $60, again with rebates on the Egg.
The HD4770 is not on the chart I linked to, but it falls between the 4830 and 4850.
 

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Here are all the specifics to my curent machine. Sorry about not having this information earlier.

Model: Velocity Micro E2045
Processor: Intell Core 2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz 2.33 GHz\
Memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System Type: 32 Bit
Operting System: Windows Vista
Monitor resolution: 1280 X 1024
Power supply: Unsure :(

I bought this system at best buy less than a year ago and would just like to get the FPS up. It currently running at 26fps with high FPS around 100. I am not sure why I have such huge swings but I am willing to buy the best video card anywhere from $150-300, if the price justifys the upgrade. I appreciate your input.
 

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