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Can't play small games on my computer

Hi! I have two games installed on my computer. wik the fable of souls and bud redhead time chase. they work fine. I recently installed two more games for my grandkids. ratatouille, and baby love. neither will play. they tell me I need a better graphics card. I have a pentium 4, xp home computer,in it I have plenty of ram and 1.5gig hard drive. I have a intergrated graphics card, mother board is 661fm-l p4 sis661 fx fsb 800motherboard graphics driver. can you tell me please why the games won't play .thanks. regards vicki

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  • william319 Feb 02, 2009

    hi! thanks for the quick reply, the computer is:optima pentium 4 pcu 3.00ghz 3.00ghz,1.21gb ram microsoft xp home version 2002 service pack 3. it has a sis 661fx intergrated graphics. but no matter how I try it won't update the driver. it would be good if you can tell me what sort of graphics card would suit. thanks again. regards vicki

  • william319 Feb 02, 2009

    hi smith brother. hope you had a good sleep. optima has closed down so there is no way you can get the info. model though is vgy ihs2e. thanks again. regards vicki

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Good morning Vicky. 
      If you cannot find the tag with a model you could open it up and with that age computer I would guess that it has a AGP graphics slot. If it does ,it will be by itself,maybe even a different color. If is does not the then thier will be  maybe 4 slots (usually whiteish in color) all the same size. There are called PCI slots. Unplug it ,open it up , you can do it,. the left side as you are looking at it from the front, and let me know . After that yuo can got to Newegg.com or Tiger.com and find either the AGP or the PCI card that you need.That wil give you an idea of what is available. AGP are much better if you have a slot for one. Later. Work gets in the way of my life. ha ha

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I am afraid that I can't find an OPTIMA brand website. Pentium 4 is not the model number. Look for a tag on the back, or do you have a manual telling the specifications of you computer ? Tomorrow is another day. Goodnight. 

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    HI Vicky. 
    Intergrated grafics card ar not very powerful. They have to process a lot of information to run a game. If your computer is a desktop model it will usuallty have a slot to install a Nonintergrated video card. You may purchase a much better video card , like the game is requesting you to do.
     Tell us the make and model of you computer and we can assist farther by tell you what knind of card and maybe some of these gamers can eve recoment one.   

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There are a few options open to you.
I will first say, all games are not created equal
First: get the new drivers for the onboard vid card.
also, is the card nVidia based? its seen in dispaly in control panel.
Also go to Microsoft and get lasted "DIRECTX" 9.0C or later driver.Let me know...
Mastersage!

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