Can i upgrade my dot station pc with a openGl 1.5 or higher video driver to run a flight sim application .is it safe to my system.
my system configuration is
hard disk 10gb
i run my pc with win xp os
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert that has over 500 points.
An expert who has answered 200 questions.
Re: reg:video card upgradation
Should not be a problem. Install the hardware and then when the system detects it, load only the drivers for an XP from the cd. There are other programs on the cd, but do not load them untill U know the whole system is working properly. U may want to consider adding more ram as faster video requires more ram, suggest 1Gb. and remember that windows is a disk dependant system, the higher percentage of the hard drive U use, the poopier the system runs. Suggest jumping to a 250 Gb harddrive and never worry about it again.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You don't say what kind of monitor you have, but that's probably where the problem is. Most likely you have the new video card set for a higher resolution than the monitor can handle. When Windows starts up and switches to your settings, the monitor shuts down. Some monitors will display a message like "input signal out of range" before shutting off, but not all brands or models do.
Look up your model of monitor and find its maximum resolution, and don't set your card greater than that. Press the F8 key when your computer starts up after turning on the power, and choose the "start in VGA" option from the startup menu. This will allow Windows to come up with a resolution setting all monitors can handle. Then you can change your settings.
If you upgraded your video card because you have applications that require high resolutions that the monitor doesn't offer, you'll need to upgrade your monitor as well.
Sounds like a bus thruput problem. you probably have too much happening on your computer and/or not enough ram and cpu resources. You can beef up your video card by replacing the one thats in it already with a high end card, and add extra ram to your machine. Most pentium 4 machines at 1.4ghz or higher can play videos on windows XP while running 1 gig of ram on an nvidia 7500 or higher gpu with 128 dedicated gpu ram on-card. Basically, your computer is choking on the data and it cannot produce it fast enough to play smoothly. you need to upgrade your pc to gain additional cpu resources. Best option is speak with a pc shop to see about upgrades.