+ 1 Votes Seen guys with it set up similarly?.... Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago Now is the time to find your contacts and ask them. + 0 Votes Requirements cody.singer 3 years ago - Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ - 1 GB or more of RAM - NVIDIA?? GeForce?? FX or ATI Radeon??? 9500 video card or better - 25.0 GB available HD space The Laptop can run WoW. No need for the server. + 0 Votes The video card is the most important component.... JamesRL 3 years ago .....in a gaming system. Having said that there are "modern" video cards for standard PCI card slots. Not many, but they do exist. A quick search and the fastest one I could find at TigerDirect was this one: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4369749&CatId=319 Its an nVidia 9400 series GPU, which is capable of running Direct X 10 (Vista) graphics. It would easily handle World of Warcraft. WoW isn't that demanding and if your laptop has an nVidia or ATI GPU you will be fine. You have to have a capable video card on the system where the game is running. Most games do a hardware check on install, and again at startup to see if the video card is capable/supported. Personally, I use a Dell Precision Workstation as my gaming/graphics desktop, but it has a PCI express card slot. It has 2 Xeon CPUs. I use Win 7 enterprise as my OS. I haven't tried remoting in to run a game though, that would be a big bandwidth issue I would think. + 0 Votes In a theoretical world robo_dev 3 years ago If your server were powerful enough, you could run VMWare Workstation or Microsoft Virtual PC. But keep in mind that gaming is the most demanding application of them all, so trying to do gaming on a virtual machine is going to take LOTS of high-end hardware to make it all work well. http://www.petri.co.il/virtual_vmware_virtualpc_compared.htm While this might be a good learning opportunity, it really does not make sense to build ALL that complexity for ONE workstation. IF this were something like a gaming center or cyber-cafe, maybe, Just buy a new desktop. There ARE some very good ATI Radeon PCI graphics cards you can still buy. Of course you're kind of throwing good money after bad by buying a high-end PCI adapter. I've got a box of really nice AGP video cards at home for sale dirt cheap.... + 0 Votes Ok, is this PCI, like original PCI Slayer_ 3 years ago or PCI Express, because original PCI, you have not a hope in **** of playing a modern game, that won't even provide enough power for a SNES emulator. An AGP will give you a big boost, but you ideally want PCI Express 8 or 16. + 0 Votes Sinister JamesRL 3 years ago Its the original PCI, and as I point out, there are some modernish cards that will work. The challenge of course is the bus being slower. AGP, if I recall correctly, was twice as fast a bus, and PCI Express much faster still. Still he can run a game, just not very fast. He would be better off buying a new desktop, but he seems determined to explore the option. + 0 Votes Can't, Can't, Can I?, Yes, and Money dragonorb13 Updated - 3 years ago Ok, can't contact the guys that I've seen with similar set-ups... one's dead, one's in jail, and two of them moved. A lot. As to the Video Card, do you know of any that are known to work in IBM brand rack servers, or rack servers in general? I wouldn't mind just sticking a vid card in it, as that would resolve the whole issue, but neither the web nor IBM seems to have a listing of video cards i could try. VMware... I could run a virtual machine on the server just fine, it's got plenty of power. 4 CPU cores running 3.0 ghz and 8g ram... good enough for everything i've been interested in. The question is, can I run a game in a VM on a system that has no decent video capacity physically present? The way I understand them is that when you operate them, they take a share of the resources, but can only run at the maximum capacity of the machine itself. It's not a bad idea to try, I'm just wondering, can I run World of Warcraft on a virtual machine if the hardware video is only capable of 16mb of video? Yes, original PCI... actually, PCI v2, since it's actually 2 PCI-x slots (NOT PCI-e, there is an important difference). I'm working on a limited budget, so a new desktop is out of the question, or I'd have done that from the start. Besides, I already have THIS hardware, I'd like to put it to some kind of use, and the hard drives in it are too small to use it as a file server lol. Oh, and the riser to put in a PCI-e 8 is 450, so that's WAY out. By the by, there are PCI v2 vid cards with upwards of a gig of on board ram and a 128 bit graphical processor. + 0 Votes What you are trying to do...... Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago Is to make a Ferrari out of an Artic, it is not possible unless you get a special riser card that has the connection for a fast video card. As posts, mentioned above, you will be limited to the bus speed meaning the connection will slow. If possible save up for new equipment so that you can have your gaming rig. + 0 Votes Requirements cody.singer 3 years ago - Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ - 1 GB or more of RAM - NVIDIA?? GeForce?? FX or ATI Radeon??? 9500 video card or better - 25.0 GB available HD space The Laptop can run WoW. No need for the server.