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Game running slow

By wrrongreasons
Jan 5, 2008
  1. i just downloaded second life on my computer, and it was already running a little slow. so i turned all of the details ect down as low as i could and still its slow.
    i remembered with my old computer i had to update my video card to play a game, and i was wondering how/if i could do that with the computer i had now.
    even besides that, i was just wondering if theres anything i can do to help it run faster, any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Are you running the minimum:-

    Windows System Recommendations:

    Internet Connection*: Cable or DSL
    Operating System: XP or Vista
    Computer Processor: 1.5 GHz (XP), 2-GHz (Vista) 32-bit (x86) or better
    Computer Memory: 1 GB or more
    Video/Graphics Card**:
    Nvidia Graphics cards (6000 series: 6700, 6800; 7000 series: 7600, 7800, 7900; 8000 series: 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800; GeForce Go: 7400, 7600, 7800, 7900)
    ATI Graphics Cards (X800, X900; X1400, X1500, X1600, X1700, X1800, X1900)

    From Here
    http://secondlife.com/corporate/sysreqs.php

    Please post your Computer Specs Here:
    http://www.techspot.com/vb/profile.php?do=editprofile
     
  3. wrrongreasons

    wrrongreasons TS Rookie Topic Starter

    afraid to say i have no idea how to check. but if you could tell me id put em up as soon as i found out!
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  5. wrrongreasons

    wrrongreasons TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i got a report, and i dont really know what to copy and paste so heres what i thought was important.


    Summary

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Computer:
    Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC (Mobile)
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)


    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Mobile AMD Sempron, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard Name Dell Inspiron 1501
    Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 1150M, AMD Hammer
    System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
    BIOS Type Unknown

    Display:
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 (256 MB)
    Video Adapter ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 (256 MB)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter SigmaTel Audio

    Storage:
    IDE Controller Ricoh MMC Host Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK6037GSX (55 GB, IDE)
    Optical Drive TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TSL462D
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Do you have SP3 installed (This is not released as yet for Xp)

    Do you happen to know how much Ram you have
    I think the SP3 Trial (if installed) is causing memory issues - or lack of

    Right click on My Computer (inside the Start Menu)
    Select Properties
    Xp SP ?
    Ram ?
     
  7. wrrongreasons

    wrrongreasons TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Processor 3600+
    1.60 GHz, 896 MB of RAM

    eh, help any?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That's the problem - more Ram required
     
  9. wrrongreasons

    wrrongreasons TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks a lot for the help, how could i get more?
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Due to slowness of your computer 1.6Ghz
    It is Not worth it

    You need to update your system in Full (Refurbished if you can't afford new)

    Minimum
    2.8 Ghz
    1Gig of Ram
    Windows Xp (I still prefer Xp)
    PCI-E 512 Meg video Card
    ~200 Gig Sata HardDrive
    DVD R/W

    Ask around or Search on Ebay

    Otherwise you cannot run these Games

    Your question has been answered in full on "Game Running Slow"
     
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