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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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how do I check to see if my computer has a video card and if so, what kind size shape and color?

My kid wants to buy a game but I want to make sure it will work

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Right click on the Windows desktop, click Properties. Select the tab Settings. Click Advanced and select the tab Adapter. Make a screen shot and post it here. We'll decode it .

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BTW, technically speaking, if your computer can display something, it has a video card . It can be integrated into the motherboard, though. That is easy enough to check - typically in a tower type box a monitor connector for will be perpendicular to the floor for integrated video card and parallel for a dedicated card.

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will this run this http://blizzard.com/war3x/
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will this run this http://blizzard.com/war3x/
According to their web page, it should, here's what they list as "Recommended Configuration":

* Computer: 600 MHz processor or better
* Memory: 256 MB of RAM
* Video: 32 MB 3D Video card

Your video card, although integrated (it means that it sucks, sorry), has 64Mb of video RAM. If your computer has good enough CPU and enough RAM, I guess it should work.

But it is best to ask people who actually play this game because advertised system requirements are often a lie: the publisher tries to get you to buy the game. They figure that you'll start playing it and upgrade the hardware.

Post specs for your CPU and the amount of RAM. To do so you can bring up Control Panel -> System (alternatively, press Win Key + Pause/Break), make a screen shot and post it here.

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this?

a friend of his has the game but he runs it on his brothers computer which is the Ducati while this old thing is a Buell..
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a friend of his has the game but he runs it on his brothers computer which is the Ducati while this old thing is a Buell..
CPU is OK, but it's low on RAM by today's standards (for comparison, my home PC has 8 times more which isn't uncommon nowadays). If it's out of warranty, I recommend to upgrade it with a 512Mb stick, it will be around $60-70. Depending on what kind of memory you have installed you'll end up with either 640 or 768 Mb of RAM. It's real easy and takes just a few minutes, although if you've never done it before, you might want somebody else do it for you.

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you need more ram to play this game. i have it running on a machine with 768 ram and a 64 meg video card and it lags a bit where there are lots of units on the screen. it would be unplayable with a 64 intergrated card and 256 ram. dont waste money on the game if you dont plan on gettting more ram at least.


on another note i have just reinstalled this game last week haaha

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