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game prob?!?


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packrat083

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when i play any game, 3d or 2d, the screen lags, then freezes, then exits to windows. no error message, no warning, and no interferance by me. anyone else have this prob. and/or know how to fix it? any help would be much appreciated. thanks!


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you probably need more memory, how much do you have?
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most of the time, this is a driver or memory issue (crash to desktop).

update drivers, if it continues, try removing one memory stick (if you have two), then swap them if the problem persists
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ok, ill try that. btw, i have about 19.5 gb of memory. thx
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that can't be right...what are you runnin' Deep Blue Jr.?
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memory is the local disk, correct? i might have looked at the wrong thing. 8( sry
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it goes like this...you have your Hard Drive (local disk), Memory (something completely different), and your processor. All of your files, programs, everything, is stored on your Hard Drive...But the harddrive is too slow when it comes to transfering information to the processor (the brain/workhorse of the computer...basically where all the calculations are made). So what happens is that the processor asks for a program and then the program is dumped into the memory by the Hard Drive because the Memory is much faster at transferring information to the processor. so basically the processor gets all of what it needs to carry out your commands from the memory...that's why the more memory you have the faster your computer will run...because there is that much more data available at the processors "fingertips" so to speak.
if you want to check how much memory you have right-click on my comp and click properties...the first tab that's shown will display your memory as well as your processor type and speed.
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that can't be right...what are you runnin' Deep Blue Jr.?

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LOL...thanks....I need a chuckle


Memory is RAM.

You are referring to storage
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lol, ok. RAM...im an idiot. 8)

1gb
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don't be so hard on yourself...you want to talk about being an idiot? I'm a Red's fan...
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lol, thx.
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