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#1 Desert Eagle

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 03:11 AM

I have a Windows Vista, and I should be able to play games at a stable speed such as; Civilization III/IV, and The Settlers.

Here are my computer specs:
CPU - AMD Athlon ™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200 2.20GHz
RAM - 1 GB (1024 MB)
GPU - Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE

Since my GPU is taking some RAM out of my 1024 MB Ram. Is it possible that the GPU's usage of ram, and the processor are what makes my game unstable in terms of speed/loading/scrolling/etc.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 06:46 AM

I have a Windows Vista, and I should be able to play games at a stable speed .........


Not on that system with Vista.

Invest in another gig of RAM first and see if it is acceptable. That onboard graphics is sluggish to begin with but with enough RAM it might run your games OK. Your hard drive has to be thrashing with Vista/integrated video/1 gig RAM.

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 04:02 PM

Can you tell me how I would determine if a RAM product is compatible/best for my computer.
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:57 PM

crucial.com has a scanner that will scan your computers memory banks to let you know how many slots it has, how many slots are occupied now, how much memory each slot can hold, and the type of memory you'll need. I wouldn't buy the memory from them though, as you can usually find the same exact thing, if not better on newegg.com for cheaper.

1gb of ram is not enough ram to game with on vista. I was using 2gb and was having some performance issues, but that was with newer games. get at least 2gb, but you may want to go up 3gb if you have the money. If you have four ram slots, and two have a 512mb stick in to make your 1gb, I would toss a 1gb stick in each of the remainign two slots to give you 3gb. DDR2 ram (which I assume your compuetr uses) is getting very cheap now. you could probably get 2gb for $20-$25 on newegg.com
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Posted 08 May 2009 - 07:11 PM

Thanks. I know adding more memory will not resolve all my issues, so I am thinking of buying a new computer in the next couple of months, but
thanks so much for informing me about RAMs. I'll take that into consideration, I guess I wasn't really looking into the specs in full detail when I bought this
computer 2 years ago.
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