I play games on my computer, but have realized that the graphics card in my computer is not powerfull enough to play the games i wont to play. pls could you advize me on which graphics card i would need if it can be replaced at all,
thaks in advance
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nooo it'snot the heat tht makes games slower u need to make sure u hav installed all the dirctx and physics and the latest driver the cpu overclocking couldhelp aswell more ram is good too u may consider installing a 6bit windows it's more stable and powerfull
if you have a old PC then upgrading the graphics card alone will not get your computer up to date to play 2011 games, you might need to buy a whole new 2011 computer. Go online and do a system requirement test of the game you are willing to download or buy and play.
Unfortunately, laptops are generally locked down in terms of graphics cards. The GPU is integrated into the laptop mainboard due to space constraints.
Your only option if tied down to a laptop for any reason would be to purchase a more recent laptop with a specific graphics card in it.
Any discrete (NVIDIA or ATI) graphics card that was manufactured after 2008 should be sufficient to run most games.
If you're looking to play games on more intense graphic settings, your best bet would be to look for laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M/240M or better, or the ATI Mobility Radeon 4600/5400 or better. Either brand with at least 512 MB of video RAM will work well.
You should always update the graphics card driver first.
If that doesn't help, does it crash to the desktop, or does it crash and shuts your computer down?
If it crashes to the desktop, then your system might not meet the system requirements of the game. If it shuts your computer down, then you might not have enough power, some hardwares are not compatible, or that the speed of some components are too high and unstable (unstable overclocking).
However, it's just possible that the game isn't working the way it should and just needs a reinstallation.
i assume that you mean when you play a game your screen lags, depending on the game it will demand alot from your graphics display card, therefor you need to get a graphics card that will support extreme game play!
You can try running the game, hitting alt+tab to get back to your desktop. Right click on your desktop and hit properties. In the display properties window hit the settings tab and move color quality to 32 bit. If this doesnt fix it then your Graphics card isnt powerfull enough. PS In windows XP you need to make sure that you have another program running besides your game so that you can alt tab.
If your mobo wasn't compatible with your video card, you wouldn't get a screen at all. Yes upgrade your directx to 10 and yes upgrade your power supply to a 650Watt or greater. The problem is most likely that you have a low wattage PSU and when your vcard request more power to run higher graphic games than the Windows Interface, your computer shuts down because it doesn't have enough power to give.