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Posted on 2003-11-03
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When I play any game on my notebook, it always seem to lock up and I am wondering why is this happening? Is my video card not fast enough?

Dell inspiron 5150
Windows xp home
Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 3.06GHz with HT
512 RAM
32MB DDR nvidia GeForce FX Go5200 AGP 4x
60GB hard drived
24x CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive
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Question by:make7upyours_10
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Mike Tomlinson earned 20 total points
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Sounds like a classic case of old drivers.  Download the latest drivers from nVidia's website and download the latest DirectX drivers.  

That would be a good start.
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by:CPOsosky
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Or check the websites of the game developers for patches.

-Chris
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by:arudson
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If patching your software/drivers doesn't fix it, you might look into hardware issues (bad RAM, overheating CPU/GPU, bad fans, etc.)
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