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Screen game items black out

When wife plays a game called 7 Wonders and the shapes fall down after some time of playing some of them come down as black shape with no color

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Re: screen game items black out - Dell INSPIRON 6000 CENTRINO 1.7GHZ,512mb,40GB,DVDRW,XP (086216118098) PC Notebook PC...

Try allocating more RAM to the video card.

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