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Wed 26/10/05 at 20:40
Posts: 31
I'm struggling to play games and watch videos on my current PC and was just wondering if anyone could reccommend to me what i would need to do to improve watching videos and playing games?

i.e: Graphics, Memory, RAM??

Mon 31/10/05 at 12:30
Posts: 31
Am i right in thinking that all graphics cards are compatiable with any system, or do i need a specific one for my system?
Mon 31/10/05 at 11:50
"the burning sky"
Posts: 4,984
My 9200SE cost 30 :P and it play HL2 and Farcry, not amazingly, but if you havent got much cash... I promptly gave it to my mate when i bought my 6800. He bought a new comp with 32MB onboard graphics, ohohohoho.
Mon 31/10/05 at 11:24
Posts: 31
J Nash wrote:
> What price range?

Mon 31/10/05 at 11:24
Posts: 2,464
Thanks mate, well done.
However, to me, cheap for a graphics card could mean 130, but for him it could mean 40.
Mon 31/10/05 at 11:19
"High polygon count"
Posts: 15,624
A "fairly cheap" price range, at a guess!
Mon 31/10/05 at 11:05
Posts: 2,464
What price range?
Mon 31/10/05 at 10:17
Posts: 31
Can anyone suggest to me and fairly cheap and good graphics card to purchase?

Fri 28/10/05 at 12:35
"High polygon count"
Posts: 15,624
Pandaemonium wrote:
> Components damaged in eight years on pc building at work and my own
> ones?
> Zero.

Exactly why I said it's unlikely to happen. I've never had a problem either, but the fact is that static can affect components. You'd have to be quite unlucky, but it can happen - I've seen it.
Fri 28/10/05 at 11:32
Posts: 4,899
Hoho, static doesn't affect me. I don't have carpets.

(The Batcave doesn't need carpets.)
Fri 28/10/05 at 11:01
"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
WkieeMn wrote:
> Static.
> If you walk over a carpet or similar, then touch the insides of your
> PC, you won't damage yourself (though it might sting briefly), but
> you increase the chances of frying your RAM, CPU or anything else
> with a microchip on it.

I have never earthed myself, I manhandle components in, I handle procesors and memory with little regard to oil, static etc etc.

Components damaged in eight years on pc building at work and my own ones?


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