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Games do not work properly

I purchased a new machine with 946gz chipset.All the games which require graphics do not work properly.Please suggest me the solution for it.

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Re: games do not work properly

The graphics chipset is onboard and wont support the type of rendering and 3D that some of you games must require, you will need to fit an AGP fraphics card to get the best from your games along with DirectX9b if youve not already got it installed.

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Intel 946 mother board

You need at least 1GB of Ram Memory, and should have 2GB.
[512MB + 512MB = 1024MB or also stated as 1GB ]

The - Intel 946 - designator you have listed refers to the motherboard chipset.
It is either an Intel 946PL, or Intel 946GZ motherboard chipset,

You can see the list of processors it supports. Also look at the Front Side Bus speed it supports (FSB), and note 65nm architecture for the processor.

As for office work, or surfing the internet; more Ram Memory will help.
For editing videos, or intense games though, you need a decent graphics card.


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Graphices no tworking

Most of those games are dependable of RAM's and Windows XP are outdated since ten years ago, Call of Duty is not duable in less then Windows Vista enviroment.

graphic cards name and model?

have all the DirectX files updated?

have at least 4 gigs of RAM?

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If you are using the on board graphics this will cause problems due to your 1 gb of ram being shared with the graphics and other things , for most of todays games that will cause many problems, I would suggest getting a video Card or playing older games that the on board graphics can support. The restart usually is a sign the the graphics capability is to low for the game, altho you can tweak your computer to some extent you will always still have problems. Now adding extra ram can always help but still i would recommend getting a video card first that your computer supports.

Hope this helps, let me know if i can further help,,,,larry

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Intel D815EEA - my VGA built-in isnt working

If the previous video drivers were not removed properly—and this generally requires running a “cleaner” utility in addition to uninstalling the drivers—the computer may be unstable with the new drivers installed. Also, some OSes (operating systems), such as Windows XP, automatically try to find and install graphics drivers following the obligatory reboot after a user uninstalls the old video drivers. Games may also close and drop the user back to the Desktop, and the system may spontaneously reboot.

Problems may also occur if the user installed drivers for the wrong graphics chipset, although manufacturers such as Nvidia and ATI provide all-in-one drivers to cover many graphics chipsets in one package.

Visit the Web site of the manufacturer of the graphics chip on your card or motherboard, such as Nvidia, ATI, Intel, or others. In the graphics driver download section, look for an uninstaller or cleaner utility. An example is ATI’s Catalyst Uninstaller, which is typically offered on the same pages as specific driver downloads. Download the uninstaller/cleaner utility and run it, following its instructions. Reboot and then install the latest graphics drivers for your specific card or motherboard.

A free, third-party alternative is Driver Cleaner. This has generally been safe to run as of this writing. Be sure to read all notes and follow all directions as you use Driver Cleaner to remove old driver remnants. Use the software to get rid of any drivers supplied by Windows, too, as these are often the ones WinXP automatically installs at startup before you can install the new drivers from the graphics chipset manufacturer. You probably won’t need Windows’ drivers again, as they’re usually older and slower and don’t have the latest tweaks and fixes.

Make sure you’ve properly identified your graphics chipset. First, check it in Device Manager (right-click My Computer and click Properties, the Hardware tab, Device Manager, and Display Adapters). Corroborate this by opening your computer’s case and checking the brand name and model number of your graphics card (the monitor’s cable connects to it) or the brand and model of your motherboard if the video/graphics chipset is built into it. Look up the model number on the manufacturer’s Web site, and it should tell you which graphics chipset you have.

Note that you can install ATI’s or Nvidia’s drivers on any card using their chipsets (no matter whose brand is on the card). On the other hand, if you have integrated graphics, you need to get drivers from the motherboard’s manufacturer.

If you have recently changed from integrated graphics to an add-in video card, make sure that you have moved the monitor cable to the new device and disabled the motherboard’s onboard graphics in the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). To do so, click the indicated button to enter Setup during the boot process, usually the DELETE button. Then, look for an option that will let you disable the BIOS’ onboard or integrated video.

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sounds like video card driver issue...ensure driver is correct by looking at video card in device manager. Also ensure that system interrupts are being allocated properly.

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Assuming you are running Vista; you can find out what the problem may be by going to control panel> system & maintanence> administrative tools> event viewer>windows logs. look in all the catagories to see if there are any clues as to your problem, but normally i would say it's a graphics driver error or processor overheating, especially if you have onboard graphics and not a seperate dedicated graphics card.

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