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Tech n9ne

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#1 16 years ago

When i play it's normal...but i went to my buddies house and his game looked real, compared to mine anyways...HOW DO I GET MINE TO LOOK LIKE THAT?

i don't know what my video card, so how do i upgrade it, or what?:uhoh:




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#2 16 years ago

Well you need first off to find out a few things:

  • What processor you got?
  • What grafix card you got?
  • How much memory (RAM) do you have?
  • What Internet connection do you have?

All the above will affect your game performance !! Answer these and we can advise you what direction to go :p




Tech n9ne

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#3 16 years ago

:smack: Tech n9ne :smack:

i don't know.....at least i know i have a cable modem...lol

how do i know where do i look?




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#4 16 years ago

in windows, do start, run, : type in dxdiag and then hit enter. All your system info will be displayed. For an worthwhile update you should have the following: DirectX 9, A directx 8 compatible vid card (ie: a redeon 8500 or better or an nvidia geforce 3 ti or better)




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#5 16 years ago

processor: Intel Celeron, MMX, ~498MHz memory: 190Mb ram Graphix: Intel(R) 82810E Graphix Controller <---is this what i need? Modem: Cable

I don't know what to do to upgrade, or anything. I know i'm running a 24bit desktop color if this helps




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#6 16 years ago

I think it has 4MB of memory ! For the more graphic intense games this is not enough. I think You should try to find out if your M.B. has a AGP slot to add a graphics card , if not you may have to use a PCI card. AGP is faster and better the PCI , however the PCI card would still be a improvement over the intergrated type. Usally you have to disable the onboard graphics in the BIOS , or with a jumper on the M.B. When installing a video card that is not onboard.




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#7 16 years ago

You are struggling with memory too..you need at least 256 nowadays