Thread: Problem with Games
January 21st, 2010, 04:05 AM #1
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Problem with Games
Hello everyone. I'm experiencing a problem whenever I play games. Whenever I try to, one of three things happen. 1.) The game hangs. 2.) The screen goes blank. When I turn the monitor off then on again, it shows the signal cable disconnect message. 3.) The cursor turns into a small square made up of horizontal lines of different colors. I can move it, but I can't click on anything.
I only have 2 games in my computer. Warcraft: DotA and Nostale Global online. Both of them can't seem to work. I usually keep restarting the computer until it works. A few months ago it wasn't so bad. Like I would restart for just two or three times. But now It takes a lot more than that.
I'm desperate. I tried to do some research online about it, but I'm really not too good with computers. I've read about reseating and all, but I really don't wanna open my computer for fear of messing it up more.
I'm not completely sure whether my drivers are up to date. I remember downloading the Catalyst control center. I have a RADEON 9250 version 6.14.0010.6614. I'd give you guys more specs but I'm not sure how to get them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
January 21st, 2010, 06:26 AM #2
The RADEON 9250 is a $39.99 video card. I think its time to upgradeThe propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
January 21st, 2010, 11:12 PM #3
Hello OP... and welcome to the forum.
Steve makes a good point there ^^ Good GPU's are not too expensive these days, but we'd need system specs to recommend anything...
If you need info on your system, try this free app: Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit Run it, and post back info on your Computer make/model... OS, CPU, RAM, and Hard Drive size > amount used, and amount free... Also, If you clean your temp files and do a defrag that should help...◄ it is what it is ►
January 22nd, 2010, 03:37 AM #4
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Wow, thanks guys. Well yeah, that's a piece of info I wasn't able to write down. My comp is ancient. Dunno how many years it's been used. And I have been thinking of upgrading it. Anyway, if I get a better card, will it take care of the problem?
January 22nd, 2010, 07:12 AM #5
OP... A new card may help, but there are many other issues mentioned in your initial post that need addressing... Run Belarc, and post the specs... we can then make a more educated response...◄ it is what it is ►
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