I did a little poking around in regards to my system's hardware to little avail. However, it is my suspicion that my graphics card isn't the best, and this may be the cause. I'm not quite sure though, so I thought I'd ask for others' opinions.
This is the information I found in dxdiag.exe:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: U80A
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 4060MB RAM
Page File: 2090MB Used, 6204MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
Name: Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 1759 MB
Current Display Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Main Driver: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll
Version: 7.15.0010.1666 (English)
Date: 2/25/2009 8:46:39 PM
WHQL Logo'd: n/a
DDI Version: 10
DirectDraw Acceleration: Enabled
Direct3D Acceleration: Enabled
AGP Texture Acceleration: Enabled
No problems found.
If you do recommend upgrading the graphics card (or perhaps other parts of the computer), where would I find a compatible piece of hardware? And how would I go about replacing my own computer's parts?
Thanks ahead of time!
Edit: Oh, and I'd appreciate if you gave recommendations for both low budget (under $100?) and over.
Edit: Found some other system information, in case you need it.
Windows Vista Premium
Service Pack 1
Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Model: ASUS Notebook U80V, U80A Series
Rating: Windows Experience Index: Unrated
System type: 64-bit Operating System
I'm a bit impatient, but if anyone is going too much trouble to answer this question, just a simple answer to whether or not my own graphics card is "bad" or not (perhaps compare it to another piece of software or game that you are familiar with) and what would be a nice graphics card as a replacement.
Edited by noxzhu, 19 August 2010 - 12:47 AM.