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Age of empires 3


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peterdavies79

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I've just bought this game but during installation it told me my computer does not meet the minimum requirements to run it. I tried to play it and it went well at first but once the game got quite "busy" and a lot was going on it just froze up - except the background music continued.
How do I find out what I need to get to run it?
Is it stuff I can download from the net or is my computer just not up to it?

P.S. I know very little about the operating systems of pc's or the programs that make things work.
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peterdavies79

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I just read the you need my system spec in order for anybody to help me.
Give me one minute.

Edited by peterdavies79, 08 December 2006 - 12:00 AM.

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Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 504 MB
CPU: Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.80GHz
CPU Speed: 2731.6 MHz
Sound card: Realtek AC97 Audio
Display Adapters: Intel® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
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Network Adapters: IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: D: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-4167B
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COM Ports: COM1
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 74.5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 56.7GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
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Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make:
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AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: ATAT COMPATIBLE 041105 IntelR 42302e31
Time Zone: E. Australia Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: http://www.abit.com.tw/ IG-80(Intel i915G-ICH6)
Modem: Nokia 6280 USB
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http://www.abit.com....ODEL_NAME=IG-80

If this is your motherboard, in order to play AoE3 and other newish games you need a gfx card that motherboard says you have a PCI-e x16 slot this is good it means you can get any of the new gfx cards check out the computer shops online see what you can afford, ild probably aim for something around a 7600GT or a x1600 at least, you could also do with another 512Mb of ram.
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Thanks for your help. Im getting the the graphics card you mentioned and the extra RAM this weekend - hopefully it should all work fine. Cheers
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One thing I thought I would add is if your game is slow 40% of the time it's not RAM it's processing speed.

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