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Old 12-14-2007, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Specs:

CPU; Intel Pentium 4 (2GHz)
RAM; 1278MB
Graphics; Intel 82845G Graphics Controller (64MB) []
Hard Drive; 37.2 GB




I know its a bad pc, but I just want to make it better so it can run one or two games.

My 1gb RAM came from crucial today so thats the first upgrade I have done.
Im just wandering what you lot believe I should do to this computer to make it better and able to run one certain game, GTA: San Andreas.

Thanks alot if you can help. I would really appreciate it.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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dude that ****en freaks me out (excuse my french)

why is you user name liamwilliams. That is my real name no ****en kidding.

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Old 12-14-2007, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ace name aint it?

Anyway, thanks for the site but I don't know what to buy if you know what I mean? I dont really know much about computer hardware. Ill have a look anyway. Thanks.

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Yeh i guess so

What price range do you have? Do you want to run anything else but San Andreas?
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If the RAM didn't solve your problem, I'd think that you need a new Video Card... but it's tough to say for sure... what are the required specs on the game?
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well mainly san andreas.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas System Requirements:
Recommended System Requirements:
Intel Pentuim 4 or AMD XP Processor (or better)
384MB RAM
16x Speed DVD Drive
4.7GB Hard Drive Space
128MB Video Card
DirectX 9 compatible sound & video drivers
Keyboard, mouse or game pad

Minimum System Requirements:
1GHz Pentuim III or AMD Athlon
256MB RAM
8x Speed DVD Drive
3.6 GB Hard Disk Space
64MB Video Card
DirectX 9 compatable sound & video drivers
Keyboard, mouse

And Im also wandering, am I able to buy any graphics card for my pc?
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From what I can tell, your motherboard has an AGP 4x port. So you should be able to get something.
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So when buying a graphics card it has to be compatible with the motherboard?
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You have to have a graphics slot for it. Sounds like you're running on integrated graphics right now (no good), so your AGP slot shouldn't be in use at all.
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ok, so what I'll do is buy a graphics card and hope for the best. Thanks
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