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I've had my XPS 720 for about 4 years now.  I had it built (back then) strickly for gaming.  I've recently started playing Star Wars The Old Republic online, and am having problems with choppy, and l... See more...
I've had my XPS 720 for about 4 years now.  I had it built (back then) strickly for gaming.  I've recently started playing Star Wars The Old Republic online, and am having problems with choppy, and laggy video.  My internet connection was good, and my FPS was good as well.  I upgraded the memory from 2Gb to 4Gb and that seemed to help some.  I've been thinking about upgrading my videocard as well.  The current video card is a NVIDIA GEForce 8600 GTS.  I've been researching videocards.  I don't need to pay premium dollars for a super great video card.  But the Radeon HD 6870 seems like it would suit my needs for a fair price.  My only concern is that, is it compatible with my XPS 720, and will it fit?  Reviews that I've read say that it's pretty big. Any help anyone can give would be very much appreciated. I've also upgraded the XPS to Windows 7 32bit, and will possibly be upgrading again to 64bit. Thanks.