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#1 404

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:36 AM

I have a Compaq Presario 5320US Desktop PC, the Video card is NVIDIA Vanta TNT-2 16MB AGP Video Card Revision 0. trying to play a game (Nancy Drew Warnings at Waverly Academy) i get error, the video card not match minumem requirememnts to run this game. how can i fix this? I am running Windows 7.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

Well, that is seriously underpowered equipment for Windows 7, but the demands of that game are modest for such a recent release.

Your system specifications are here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00009492&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=93212

and the game minimum requirements:

http://www.herinteractive.com/Mystery_Games/Nancy_Drew/Warnings_at_Waverly_Academy/pc

The key factor seems to be:

"32 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card"

You'd need to upgrade to an AGP 4x video card with at least 32MB of RAM, DX9 and Windows 7 compatibility and modest power consumption as your system only has a 235W PSU. The standard Vanta supplied is a low profile card, but has a full height backing plate, so I don't think a low profile card is essential. I'm out of touch with the market for older AGP cards, but maybe if you could find something like a 128MB nVidia 6600 at a market or on eBay, it might suit.

Other posters may have further suggestions too.

Edited by Platypus, 07 June 2011 - 08:27 AM.

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