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#1 Nat Sci

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 01:01 PM

I've been trying to play Halo a while now but it says my video hardware is lower than recomeneded.
These are the minimum requirements:
• Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Second Edition, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows XP.
• Computer/Processor: 733 megahertz (MHz) processor.
• DirectX: DirectX® 9.0 or later. (DirectX 9.0b is installed by Halo.)
• Memory: 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM.
• Hard Disk: 1.2 gigabytes (GB) of free hard disk space.
• Video card: 32 MB with 3D Transform and Lighting capable.
• CD: 8X.
• Sound: Sound card, speakers, or headphones with multiplayer play.
• *56.6 Kilobytes per second (KBps) modem or 10 MB network adapter. Multiplayer servers require broadband to run a server.
• *Additionally, you must have an Internet Service provider (ISP) or a Local Area Network (LAN), if you want to play multi-player games.

It says my machine info is:
1900MHz, 192 MB, 64M VIA KM400 (0x2705)

Is it possilbe to update my video card to the requirements? If you need anymore info please ask.
Thanks.
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#2 legoman786

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 08:22 PM

You're going to have to buy a card. It seems as if you have an onboard card. The slot you're looking for is an AGP slot. It's kind of off-set from the PCI slots and is the closest to the CPU. Also, you'd might want to invest in increasing the RAM.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:13 AM

I agree with legoman. Bump your RAM up to 512mb minimum and a 128mb nVidia based video card minimum. When you look at the motherboard you should have several PCI slots. They should be white. Do you have a single brown slot next to the first PCI slot closest to the processor?
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Posted 01 May 2006 - 10:21 AM

Do you have a single brown slot next to the first PCI slot closest to the processor?


AGP slots sometimes come in green. I know for a fact that Dell makes them green.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:33 PM

whats your OS ?

Edited by PurpleSky, 01 May 2006 - 12:35 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2006 - 09:44 PM

I use HP Pavillion a845w. And is there a way to increse RAM without buying a product etc.?

Edited by Nat Sci, 02 May 2006 - 09:48 PM.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:06 AM

No, it's not possible to increase RAM without purchasing a product.

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