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How can I tell why my computer seems unable to handle games, music, and regular computer duties while it seems to meet the requirements? I am wanting to get my computer to be able to handle my gaming and music purposes without the slowdown it gets on the games and on the desktop also. I have the recommended spyware, antivirus, and firewall. When i am playing games I turn them all off, so that they do not hog resources.

Basically it is only used to play The Sims 2 and Hearts of Irons 2, and also to sometimes record music with. It handles the music no problem, but it slows up when playing the games. I have no idea about computers.

From what I can tell, these are my specs, I think.

AMD Athlon XP 2500+
1.83 GHz
384 MB of RAM

I have no idea what kind of graphic card that I have.

Sorry if this is not the right area, it wasn't all about games so thats why I didn't place it in the games forum.

Thanks for any help that you can provide, I am a cluesless loon when it comes to computers.
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I can see right now that the memory is the problem and your video card might be another problem.

Download everest and post a report of your pc.


Edited by jrm20, 18 November 2005 - 10:00 AM.

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http://www.alexnolan...are/sysspec.htm run that and paste a log in to your next reply
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Here is what I got according to the system spec website.

It does look like I am a little tight on memory on C: drive. But then again I have no idea. I'm just going on the theory that the less free mem I have equals bad. :tazz:

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1
Memory (RAM): 384 MB
CPU Info: AMD Athlon™ XP 2500+
CPU Speed: 1803.8 MHz
Sound card: SB Live! Audio [D000]
Display Adapters: C.P. Technologies Inc. RADEON 9200SE | C.P. Technologies Inc. RADEON 9200SE | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD |
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: USB Cable Modem 351000 - Packet Scheduler Miniport |
Default Printer: Lexmark X1100 Series
COM Ports: COM3 | COM1 |
LPT Ports: LPT1
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 30.6GB | D: 7.6GB |
Hard Disks - Free: C: 18.5GB | D: 6.5GB |
USB Controllers: Detected: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not detected
PCMCIA (Laptops): Not Installed
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Product Make: KM400-8235
Serial Number:
Power Status: High
BIOS Date: 01/16/04
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You might try setting your screen resolution lower and see if that helps your gaming performance.
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