gaming slow


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matteson

hell
my computer is a dell 4600(which sucks) with 256ram and a 32m
graphics card. wen i play games it lags and wen i get IMed o
anything else it freezes so what should i do? ithoght more ram woul
improve so i added 512mb it still persists so i get a beter graphic
card?or is my computer screwed up.checked for viruse
matteso
th
 
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JAD

You already admitted the 'suck level' of your dell.
However, if you have a dim witted Antivirus or no spyware/adware protection
this could explain some of your problems.

A video card with better direct x 9 compatibility could help.
 
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matteson

Hell
i have norton antivirus and microsoft antispyware beta
my computer was worse than before so i thoght it was a virus. norto
detected virtumonde spyware but could not delete. microsfot doesn
detect at al
th
matteso
 
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JAD

heres a suggestion GET RID OF NORTON
Use some other...I use AVG free and free updates and is allot less bloated.
 
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johns

Believe it or not, that Dell 4600 is one of the best computers
on the market. I have an Engineering lab filled with those
things, and they run some of the most demanding CAD
packages out there. Your problem is you need to reinstall
that machine from the Dell Disks, and also you need to
get 1 gig of 512 meg matched pairs of ram from Dell.
And then, you need to buy an ATI 9800 Pro 128 video
card. If you are not up to this, pay a computer store to
do it for you, and get it right. Once it is done properly,
that computer will kick ass in games. I've benched it
using a disk imaging program, and it will create a disk
image at 1.6 gigabytes per minute. There is something
magic in that box, because that speed is the fastest
on the market. Nothing can touch it. Dell solved the
latency problem with that machine. It is faster than
their 9100s :)

johns
 
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Bob M

matteson said:
Hello
i have norton antivirus and microsoft antispyware beta.
my computer was worse than before so i thoght it was a virus. norton
detected virtumonde spyware but could not delete. microsfot doesnt
detect at all
thx
matteson
Norton sucks. It will slow a computer down to a crawl. Get rid of it.

Bob
 
D

DaveW

You did NOT say which games are giving your computer problems. If the
problem is with the latest games out, like half Life 2, Doom 3, etc. then
the problem is that your older system is OVERALL too underpowered in it's
components to keep up with the graphics demands of the VERY graphics
intensive demands of these newer games. You would need a faster CPU, more
and faster speed RAM, a new video card, etc. In other words, it's time for
a new computer.
 
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Bob Knowlden

I see that the 4600 is a P4 with an 865 family chipset, so it ought to be OK
for gaming. This would be particularly true if the CPU was one of the 800
MHz FSB (front side bus) ones.

A 32 MB graphics card sounds old/cheap/slow. (It would be even worse if you
have a 4600 with onboard video.) If you're serious about gaming, get a new
AGP graphics card. (Fortunately, even the 4600 with onboard video has an AGP
slot. Some systems with onboard graphics do not.)

If you really want a high-performance card, (very desirable for shooters),
look at one based on an nVidia Geforce 6600GT chipset, or something in the
ATI Radeon X800 family. These are good cards, but not inexpensive. Make sure
that you get an AGP version.

If you want to see a bewildering variety of cards, check www.newegg.com. (I
have no connection with Newegg, other than as a sometime customer.)


Address scrambled. Replace nkbob with bobkn.
 
H

Hackworth

JAD said:
heres a suggestion GET RID OF NORTON
Use some other...I use AVG free and free updates and is allot less
bloated.
This is very true. Sadly, the OP will find that Norton is almost impossible
to remove completely, short of a fresh format and Windows reinstallation.
:-( It leaves garbage all over the hard disk and in the registry.
 
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jaster

hello
my computer is a dell 4600(which sucks) with 256ram and a 32mb graphics
card. wen i play games it lags and wen i get IMed or anything else it
freezes so what should i do? ithoght more ram would improve so i added
512mb it still persists so i get a beter graphics card?or is my computer
screwed up.checked for viruses matteson
thx
Agreed #1 new graphics cards gf6600, ATI X700 or better certainly one with
at least 128m ram and DX9 support. #2 system ram you should have at
least the 512m ram you already added.
 
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dawg

DEFINITELY put a better video card in there. It sounds like what you have is
onboard graphics that shares system ram. Slooooow. If you have an AGP slot
put a Geforce 6600GT in there.
 
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matteson

hey
thx guys ill get a new graphics card.i play world of warcraft righ
now the graohics r horrible and it lags

recommand any hard drive washers i have a 40g seagate.so after it
wash i just stick in the disk?
wat other antivirus use less memory?howd u get AVG for free

as u prolly no i dont no much about computers

matteso
th
 
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nos1eep

<hey
<thx guys ill get a new graphics card.i play world of warcraft right
<now the graohics r horrible and it lags.
<
<recommand any hard drive washers i have a 40g seagate.so after its
<wash i just stick in the disk?
<wat other antivirus use less memory?howd u get AVG for free?
<
<as u prolly no i dont no much about computers.
<
<
<matteson
<thx

You would be much better off spending the money on English lessons.
Merry Christmas.

--

-nos1eep

-Scaling up the heights of folly.
-non est ponenda pluritas sine necessitate
 
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