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Can't play half life2!

I've only recently got a computer (dell optiplex sx270), I bought half life 2 episode pack and it won't run it. I think it's the graphics/video card, is it possible to upgrade it and/or get a new driver so i can play this game. Any help will be very much appreciated, thanks.....from a very frustrated scotsman!

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Well, first find out if the requirements of the game are within the limits of the Hardware specs of the computer. If it has expansion slots or a seperate video card aposed to onboard, than you can buy a new one and put it in. you wil have to make sure yo buy the right video card. Your system is most likely PCI express so you will need that one.

Look up the specs and take them with you when you go looking so someone who knows about computers can help you pick the right one.

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I've recently bought one of these myself, and having looked inside the unit, I see that there are no slots to upgrade! I'm sorry, but I think you may be a bit dissappointed. WYSIWYG! (What you see is what you get!)

I must confess though, I am most impressed with it's general performance! Quiet, quick and makes a great little server!

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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