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Old Nov 09, 2012, 07:07 PM // 19:07   #1
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Hi, I'm new to this game series and my friend keeps recommending it to me a bunch and I was wondering if my computer will run it. I'm planning on buying the GW trilogy today and really wanted to know if my computer is going to be able to handle it. Here is my DxDiag log and thank you for the help.

System Information
Time of this report: 11/9/2012, 13:02:38
Machine name: PCS-244D45B71D7
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_qfe.120821-1630)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex GX280
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A03
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory: 1014MB RAM
Page File: 753MB used, 1685MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file vinyl97.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2582&SUBSYS_01791028&REV_04
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: COMPAQ Presario MV700 Color Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4410 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 10/14/2005 14:06:58, 36990 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/14/2005 14:15:18, 1302812 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-66C2-11CF-A262-7321A5C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x2582
SubSys ID: 0x01791028
Revision ID: 0x0004
Revision ID: 0x0004
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run

Sound Devices
Description: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_01791028&REV_03
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
Type: WDM
Driver Name: vinyl97.sys
Driver Version: 6.14.0001.4200 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: No
Date and Size: 9/19/2007 20:54:42, 207488 bytes
Other Files:
Driver Provider: VIA Technologies, Inc.
HW Accel Level: Full
Cap Flags: 0xB5B
Min/Max Sample Rate: 8000, 48000
Static/Strm HW Mix Bufs: 1, 0
Static/Strm HW 3D Bufs: 0, 0
HW Memory: 0
Voice Management: No
EAX(tm) 2.0 Listen/Src: No, No
I3DL2(tm) Listen/Src: No, No
Sensaura(tm) ZoomFX(tm): No
Registry: OK
Sound Test Result: Not run

Sound Capture Devices
Description: Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE)
Default Sound Capture: Yes
Default Voice Capture: Yes
Driver Name: vinyl97.sys
Driver Version: 6.14.0001.4200 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Date and Size: 9/19/2007 20:54:42, 207488 bytes
Cap Flags: 0x41
Format Flags: 0xCCC

DLS Version: 1.00.0016.0002
Acceleration: n/a
Ports: Microsoft Synthesizer, Software (Not Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal, Default Port
Vinyl AC'97 Audio (WAVE), Software (Kernel Mode), Output, DLS, Internal
Microsoft MIDI Mapper [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth [Emulated], Hardware (Not Kernel Mode), Output, No DLS, Internal
Registry: OK
Test Result: Not run

Last edited by nezuto; Nov 09, 2012 at 07:52 PM // 19:52.. Reason: unnecessary info made post too long
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:15 PM // 13:15   #2
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You might get 30fps at absolute minimum settings if you're lucky.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:30 PM // 13:30   #3
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I think you should be ok. The official system requirements are on the wiki:

You can also try this website: (select Guild Wars from the list)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:11 AM // 02:11   #4
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I would try and get an agp video card if I were you.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:13 PM // 23:13   #5
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Yes, I think it will work, but the integrated graphics card is slow. A faster graphics card should do wonders for Guild Wars on that system, but question is if it is still worth the money because it is quite an outdated system to begin with.

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:09 PM // 19:09   #6
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i played for about 2 years on a system like this, loading times for towns may be a bit slow but it gets the job done ^^
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 04:14 PM // 16:14   #7
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That computer does have a PCIe x16 graphics card slot. If you want to make a vast improvement in graphics performance, I'd recommend getting an HD7570 or HD7750 video card. (Or even an older HD6670) (Or possibly a GTX-650)

Note #1 - these video cards are the best you can get to work with the systems low-wattage power supply.

Note #2 - this may also depend upon the particular case your system has. Some SFF (small) models may not have room for a video card. A slim case may require a low profile card. But the standard desktop case should have no problems.
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