Alrite, i use comps. alot but... how can i find out what kind of processor, ram, video card... because i need to know if my fps prob is because of my router or my video card/ram etc... any help is great (yes i turned off sync frame, resolution etc etc etc)
20th July 2004
If you want detailed specs on your PC go to google and do a search on everett home edition. I dont know if the spelling is right but it is a application that gives you very good details on your PC. It is a small download and i recommend it. On a simpler note, you can go to your desktop, right click, properties, then go to settings, advance and it should tell you your GPU. To get your CPU and RAM go to Control Panel, Preformance and maintnence then go to system and it should tell you all that. Hope this helps... Most likely, your FPS problem is because of your video card which you can upgrade for as low as 100 dollars.
Or you could try the Windows Hardware Manager. Just right click over 'My Comp', left click 'properties' at the bottom, click on the 'hardware' tab, click on 'device manager'. Now you will see all your installed hardware. To find out about any piece of it, just highlight it, right click it, and left click 'properties'. For more details about your hardware, you could download Sys Sandra, a free-to-download utility which gives complete and comprehensive details of your system. Get it here: http://download.guru3d.com/sandra/
Slightly cooler than a n00b
1st May 2005
Go to start, programs\accesories\system tools\system information, it will list all the your system details.
13th April 2005
I like this one: The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, including Microsoft Hotfixes, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server. http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html no adware / spyware and no registration. just dl and go. oh yeah, it's free.
alrite... i think im just going to get a new video card cuz my fps is horid... anyone have any suggestions (low budget :P)
More RAM would be better for FPS, but if you really intend to get a new graphics card, there are plenty of good budget cards out there. ATi Radeon cards are good. The ATi 9600 is cheap but good - about $80. In fact, if your budget is something below $100 check out the options available to you here: http://www.dealtime.com/xPP-Graphics_Cards-graphics_cards-price_range_0_100 There are over 900 cards to choose from.
Man I love these forums.. so much information provided!!!
*You said More Ram?? ... How can i do this :P
LOL buy it!!! No, specifically you need to match your RAM ro your motherboard. Easy!! just tell any dealer what motherboard you have, and they will be able to advise you.
i hate you smart computer people!!! I've heard people talking about 'getting a new motherboard' eh... how do i know what motherboard i have :confused: lol