slow play / visual any help?

Gateway / 702GE
January 2, 2012 at 16:16:56
Specs: Windows XP, 3.2 GHz / 1512 MB
I bought for my dad the game Pickers (bigfish small game). This is a basic game which needs direct x 9 and I have it.
This is a bigfish game. My parents have dozens of their games and they all play well except this new one (I got for my mom mortimer beckett it that ones plays well too)

Because the video speed is slow I checked doing a dxdiag if the direct X and 3d were working and they are. Then I went into graphic properties and played with different resolution with no luck. its always slow.

Thats about it for my level of expertise. We run xp 3.2ghz, 1.5mb memory, 250gig...no idea what is the video card in there dunno how to find it.
Any help?? please cause he his driving me nuts about fixing this so he can enjoy his game.

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#1
January 3, 2012 at 06:33:29
Try to disable hardware acceleration in game settings.
Intel doesn't make video cards.

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#2
January 3, 2012 at 08:00:21
there is nothing in options for the game. those are real small games (they come up with a new one everyday).

BTW you said intel doesnthave video card...does it mean I have no video card? should I install/upgrade one? (if cheap I might) where do I know find it? thanks

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#3
January 3, 2012 at 08:53:12
Yes the system doesn't have video card. There is free pci-e x16 slot(used for video cards). Cheap video card will help improve perfomance, how much do u want spend for the video card?

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#4
January 3, 2012 at 08:58:45
as cheap as possible...less then 50$ if possible. they dont play much with games except those bigfish games...they buy one or two every month. I did notice that 1 year ago those games were 110-150mb but now they are 400-600mb...maybe its time for a video card...

used one even could do. any suggestion? and would you know if there is a tutorial for installation that could help me? (only upgraded disk drive (dvd-rw, hard drive and memory nothing else so far) Thanks in advance You guys are always helping me without you id be lost! (and would spend too much money at computer store!)

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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#5
January 3, 2012 at 10:41:34
GT 220 ddr2 for 40 bucks
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?In...

HD 4650 ddr2 for 50 bucks
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?In...

GeForce 9600 GSO gddr3 for 50 bucks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Installing video card isn't hard
-shutdown the system
-remove the power cord
-open the side panel
-locate pci-e x16 slot
-install the card and make sure it's seated well
-attach monitor data cable to the video card output ports
-connect the power cord and start the system

Gateway 702GE Specifications
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3...

A good 250w PSU can handle both video cards well (i assume the system doesn't have many additional components)

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#6
January 3, 2012 at 15:50:47
thanks ill look into it. is there some limitatino regarding the computer they use? i.e. maximum speed or force or whatelse?

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: 702GE
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: 3.2 GHz / 1013 MB
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Sound Card: Realtek High


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