Right now i currently own 2 new dell computers and 1 older gateway. this post is about the gateway. i am not the greatest computer genius but i definatly know alot more than the average kid my age. i am attempting to take the gateway which was running windows 98 and make it a computer just for gaming. it is currently running windows XP and has 4.3 gigabytes out of the original 6 gigs of memory left. i have wiped practically everything except for the necesities(internet explorer ect.).
the only programs remaining are a few i dotn know how to erase, and a n64 emulator which is to be used for gaming. the emulator doesnt work! because it says that my computer doesnt have a hardware accelerated direct3D device and is going to switch to a reference rasterizer (which is VERY SLOW). My guess is that it means i need a new graphics card. i think i currently have a NVidia Riva 128/128ZX (pcpitstop.com told me that) SO FINALLY...........
My QUESTIONs are:
1. I am right? what does needing a hardware accelerated device mean?
2. IF it does mean a graphics card, which is the fastest, and cheapest card that is inexpensive,? (I dont care about the graphics quality as long as they work)
3. what else can i do to make my computer faster?(ex. delete something, cheap ram)
THank you alL!!!!
Edited by GHETT0, 29 July 2005 - 03:35 PM.