I got a new computer!

I got a new computer!

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general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
Pros:


Dual core (2.20 GHz!)

Giant Monitor (19", imo it's big.)


Con:

GAMES DON'T WORK




My gfx is like an intel GMA 3100, and all games close within five minutes of playing.


Does anybody know any fixes?


I want to atleast play my games for now until we upgrade the card to like an 8800 GT.
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 03:23 PST — Ed. 2008 Jan 14 at 03:24 PST
aaronjer
*****'n Admin

Comrade General 5-Star
2005 Mar 21 • 4619
1,227 ₧
Why dual-core instead of quad-core? Were you trying to be all retro-tech cool or something?
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 06:01 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
36 ₧
An intel graphics card? No wonder its crashing! Those built in cards just might be able to run quake. And I mean the first one. My opinion would be to either update the drivers (which helps on the rare occasion), or buy that new graphics card ASAP.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 09:36 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6294
Yes, you need a real GFX card designed for running games, not that little tuft of steel wool and fiberglass you got there.

Hint: http://www.nvidia.com
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 10:32 PST — Ed. 2008 Jan 14 at 10:32 PST
general_zim
Le Tigre

2006 Sep 1 • 549
16 ₧
Yeah, I'm well aware of the card.


My dad is thinking of ordering it sometime this week.



Is this a good choice?


http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130290



Also, when I get the new card, will the BIOS detect it automatically and turn off the intel one, or will I have to do it myself?
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 13:05 PST — Ed. 2008 Jan 14 at 13:05 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
Find the Hole II Participation Medal
Tasty Br�twurst Medal
2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
I guess you should remove the old one first and then put the new one in.
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 13:25 PST
jrkookid
Half Irish, half NOT FUNNY

2007 May 27 • 1415
110 ₧
when he gets the new one you mean
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 19:49 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6294
Your BIOS will detect it automatically.

I assume your old "card" is actually on-board so you can't remove it anyway. Yesno?
 
 
2008 Jan 15 at 16:16 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
36 ₧
Anything less than an 8800 will fail. Make sure you get one of those. I got an 8500 for 80 bucks, but I probably should have waited and gotten the 88. I regret it sometimes, but UT3 still works like a charm on max (If it would ever stop crashing... oh wait).
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2008 Jan 15 at 18:23 PST
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

Marine Warfare Corporal
Find the Hole Participation Medal
Find the Hole II Participation Medal
Tasty Br�twurst Medal
2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
UT3 is a bum-game anyways. Hail TF2!
LET LOVE REIGN
 
 
2008 Jan 16 at 07:05 PST
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