Ok thanx but hold the phone. I got that graphics card about 6 months ago from the same store I bought my PC in the first place and the guy just said it was good. He didn't ask me which one I wanted, but then again I did tell him that my chief concern was being able to play DOW. It was kinda hard to talk to him, he didn't know very good english, so maybe he misunderstood, or for that matter, DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE x1550 graphics card was a below-average graphics card even as of its release (which I found out with a little research). Nowadays its Company of Heroes and The Orange Box that are my cheif gaming concerns. But I'll wait for some more feedback in the meantime.
and don't forget about looking into the cheaper 8 series card, the 8500 and 8600 are relatively cheap considering what they are capable of doing, I always promote newegg.com as well, they have the best prices around.
if you can always buy more ram, it will only help, and it is getting cheaper and cheaper now a days, you can buy a gig on sale sometimes at best buy for 25-30 dollars, you spend 90 dollars you can have 4 gigs of ram. its overkill but nuts, it cant be bad, ram loves your computer, and your computer loves ram, vista loves it to, at least, minium of 2 gigs.
Well I was thinking of just going to the store and buying it cause (and you can call me craxy if you want to) I dont really like buying stuff off the net. I dunno why. Maybe its cause I dont have a credit card :/