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Steve Soleimani

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Ok I have a Dell Dimension 2400. I added a 320GB HD to it as my primary HD and a secondary drive of 80GB. umm, i very happy with the quality of this computer. Its just I have games I want to play. With some games I can play with out any problems what so ever. But "Halo Combat Evolved" I could but i have a error when I open it saying something about my graphics. It asks wheater i want to continue anyway. So i do and playing is fine. but the grass, sand, etc are not good/normal color/quality. I have a Intergrated Graphic thingy. What can I do to update my graphics to play Halo, and other new games with high graphic needs. (I'm not home now but tell me what you need to know about my computer and when I get home ill post a reply with that information.) (Also if you need to know how much memory I have or RAM or whatever. idk, tell me how I can find out and I will tell you.)
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The unfortunate thing about the 2400 is there is only 3 PCI slots and no AGP graphics slot.

http://support.dell....hov.htm#1105465

This really limits you to a PCI video card and the best you can get for PCI is a Nvidia 5200 or a ATI 9250.

ATI
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102434

Nvidia 5200
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150061

Nvidia 5500
http://www.tigerdire...e...0&CatId=319

These will help some but it would be better if you started thinking about a new computer built with gaming in mind. PCI-E is 16 times faster than PCI and you also have 20 pipelines available on the newest graphics cards.

I would run no less than a gig of memory for games and maybe 2 gigs if possible. More memory is better for games but your still limited with the graphics.

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Minimum system requirements for Halo
• 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: DirectXฎ 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.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829479
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Minimum system requirements for Halo
• 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: DirectXฎ 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.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/829479
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