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Hi,

When I attempt to play any type of video or video games at full screen
or doublesize resolution, the display becomes slow and choppy.

Is there a way to check whether this is due to the computer being slow
or due to videocard incompatibility?

My friend who gave me the PC says it's the latter case, but I am not so
sure. The PC is a Pentium II 333 MHZ, with a 128 RAM, which I believe is
quite slow to run WinXP.

Anyone have any suggestion for checking?

Thank you.


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joe giraffe
 
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Considering P4 processors are now over 3.3GHz (the .3 being what you have), I
doubt it's the latter too!

NOTEKY

"joe giraffe" wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> When I attempt to play any type of video or video games at full screen
> or doublesize resolution, the display becomes slow and choppy.
>
> Is there a way to check whether this is due to the computer being slow
> or due to videocard incompatibility?
>
> My friend who gave me the PC says it's the latter case, but I am not so
> sure. The PC is a Pentium II 333 MHZ, with a 128 RAM, which I believe is
> quite slow to run WinXP.
>
> Anyone have any suggestion for checking?
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> --
> joe giraffe
>
 
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It's about the bare minimum specs for running XP.... and you're trying to
play games and videos.

Do yourself a favor. Donate the PC to your local Goodwill store and save up
for something a little faster!

Or remove XP and go back to Windows 98se or ME.
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Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"joe giraffe" <joe.giraffe.1uvf1q@pcbanter.net> wrote in message
news:joe.giraffe.1uvf1q@pcbanter.net...
>
> Hi,
>
> When I attempt to play any type of video or video games at full screen
> or doublesize resolution, the display becomes slow and choppy.
>
> Is there a way to check whether this is due to the computer being slow
> or due to videocard incompatibility?
>
> My friend who gave me the PC says it's the latter case, but I am not so
> sure. The PC is a Pentium II 333 MHZ, with a 128 RAM, which I believe is
> quite slow to run WinXP.
>
> Anyone have any suggestion for checking?
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> --
> joe giraffe