Hi all just like to start by thanks this is the a very good forum and the advice given is very useful. I have an advent which has an Nvidia fx5200 g card running at 256mb i am having probs playing several games as they just lock up or crash the pc is eight months old is my graphics card out of date for new games most recent sims 2 and should i get a upgrade and if so to what?
Are you running other programs when playing these games ? I also have 1Gb of RAM though find that some applications I leave running can take up huge chucks of memory, for example 300Mb. This is caused by the Java Runtime Environment, although it only takes up this amount of memory due to Java programs I am running. Either way, with this running games become very jerky and can stop.
sorry have not noticed i had extra fans fitted few months ago due to persistent overhaeting when writing to hard drives so is a bit noisy now alot of the time i have had alot of probs with this pc since purchase unfortunatley
i would have thought your card would play sims2 ok it might be wurth checking the size of your power supply alot of premade machines only with small psu 250w i would recommend at least 400w maybe the new fans tipped the balance