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The card was below requirements for the spore starter kit that i have.i removed some of my other games on my computer hopeing that would help.I am not sure what i need to do .can you help?

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Normally, when they post minimum requirements, it is fairly close to the bottom line where it just will not work without changing hardware. If you are close enough that your hardware might work, you could turn all performance tuning off on your video card. Things such as antialiasing. go into the setting of you card. just right-click on your desktop like you are changing your monitor's resolution. then select the advanced tab. you video card should have a tab in that window that will let you disable all the advanced settings your card has available. change every setting that's Set to "software selects" and set them to their lowest setting. This might get you by, but it will be kind of rough visually.

Best bet would be to get a better card.

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