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Old 04-04-2008, 03:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a 44 year old computer gaming I am always looking for free and better ways to improve my computer and gaming. For instance, I have a Compaq Presario SR2014HM AMD Sempron 3400+, with 1278mb ram, a NVidia GeForce 7200GS/7300SE card I am not sure what drivers to update for the card because everytime I use Nvidia's driver detection program they teel me to get X, I install X, and my graphics are screwed until I roll back the drivers. I would also like to update the Bios and have gone to the site (Nvidia mobo) and I didn't understand a thing about what to do for fear of hurting my system. My card gets hot, so I put a fan next to it but still I get around 63c while playing LOTRO or other high graphic games. I have no security (well adaware 2007 and spybot and spyblaster) because I try thr free programs like AVG or AntiVir and they use up resources while I'm plaing games . When I turn them off, the game goes much smoother. I am financially strapped, aint we all, so I have to rely on free and open source programs. There is a bit of my "needs" in a nutshell, I hope someone out there with real expertise can help me out. Thank you.

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Old 04-04-2008, 03:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey markh777!

(wish people would say where they're from )

You will have more luck posting your query in the appropriate section of the forums...just a tip

Thumbs up for taking the Open Source route!

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Old 04-04-2008, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nice to see you! Welcome to TF!

post your stuff in the appropriate section, and we will be HAPPY to help yoU!
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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WELCOME TO THE FORUMS...yep the new member intruduction is not for problems, just post it in the right section and you will get many usefull responses.
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Welcome to the forums.

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Old 04-04-2008, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh, and Vermont, sorry
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to T.F. and don't spam the same post over and over...
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

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Moved this here.


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