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Bought used computer from pc store, the guy swore that I would be able to run Sims 2.
So not the case, but I cannot even play dvds, music in media player absolutely no sound.

What can I do as far as driver downloads/cheap upgrades to solve the problem. I mainly just want to play Sims 2. As always any help/advice is sincerely and greatly appreciated, thanks in advance for all help.

System specs (in system properties)

hp a708n
intel celeron 2.66 ghz
2.67 ghz
504 mb ram
win xp pro sp3

System specs found on net:

intel celeron 330 2.66 ghz
533 front side bus
socket: mpga478
chipset: 845 gv
512 mb ram
up to 64 mb shared graphics memory for video

Edited by Torquer, 20 January 2012 - 01:39 AM.

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Right click My Computer,,click Properties,,click Hardware tab,,click Device Manager,click on the the list one by one and rightclick and click "update driver". Try that mainly on audio section.
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