How do I know if my computer has these components?
Question: I want to be able to play Rollar Coster Tycoon 3 on my laptop. I can't figure out if I have these? Hard Disk Space: 600 MB free CD-ROM Drive: 4X CD-ROM or faster (8X or faster recommended) Video:Any ATI Radeon™ or GeForce™ 2 with 32MB or higher; or other video card with 32MB and hardware T&L (ATI Radeon™ 64 MB SDR or GeForce™ 2 Pro or other video card with 64 MB or more memory and hardware T&L recommended)* Sound: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible 16-bit sound card* Thanks for any help you can give!
Best Answers: How do I know if my computer has these components?
goto the "control panel" and from there goto "system" this will tell you the specs of your computer
The 5 components that must come together in order to produce a Computer-Based Information system are: 1.Hardware:The term hardware refers to machinery.This category includes the computer itself, which is often referred to as the central processing unit (CPU), and all of its support equipments. Among the support equipments are input and output devices, storage devices and communications devices. 2.Software:The term software refers to computer programs and the manuals (if any) that support them. Computer programs are machine-readable instructions that direct the circuitry within the hardware parts of the CBIS to function in ways that produce useful information from data. Programs are generally stored on some input / output medium,often a disk or tape. 3.Data:Data are facts that are used by programs to produce useful information.Like programs,data are generally stored in machine-readable form on disk or tape until the computer needs them. 4.Procedures:Procedures are the policies that govern the operation of a computer system. "Procedures are to people what software is to hardware" is a common analogy that is used to illustrate the role of procedures in a CBIS. 5.People:Every CBIS needs people if it is to be useful. Often the most over-looked element of the CBIS are the people, probably the component that most influence the success or failure of information systems.
Hard Disk Space: Double Click on "My Computer". Right Click on "Local Disk (C:)" and choose Properties. You can see how much space you have free there. (The pink section of the chart) CD-ROM Drive: If your computer is less than 8 years old, you should be fine. Video: If your computer is less than 5 years old, you should be fine, but otherwise: Right Click on some empty space on your desktop and select Properties. Go to the Settings tab. Look at the test in the Display box, which will say something about your monitor on your video card. If you see the word Radeon or Geforce, you're ok. Sound: If you have any sound on your computer, you're set.
For those games, all you need is to upgrade the graphics card, and possibly RAM. Your current GeForce 8400GS is really bottom-of-the-barrel, that's your big problem. http://www.techspot.com/review/244-ati-r... Replace that with a GeForce GT 430 (about $55) and you'll quadruple your fps in games! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as... I'd recommend upgrading to 4GB of RAM if possible, but I don't know if your motherboard can accept that much. You'll need to check the specifications. Also, older memory for that computer would have to be purchased from Ebay, nobody stocks it anymore. I suggest running the memory scanner tool over at http://www.crucial.com to find out exactly what type of RAM your computer can accept, and how much.
The quickest thing to try would be to go to your notebook manufacturer's website and look up your laptop by serial number on the technical support page. It should show exactly what is in the laptop. Chances are if it is a laptop purchased within the last three years, it would have an adequate CD drive and sound card. You can also check the disk space by going into my computer and right mouse clicking on the C: drive. It will show a graphic of how much free space you have. You can also try clicking on Start--> Run--> and type in misinfo32 on the run line. It will bring up a query of what is in your notebook.
a computer consist of 8 main parts and they have to match to each other. - the case - a power supply unit - a mainboard - a CPU, cooler + fan - memory - a graphics card - a hard drive - a CD/DVD drive here's a suggestion for a gaming PC Case: Antec 300 ATX Mid Tower $70 PSU: Antec BP550 Plus ATX12V $65 *CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 *Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 *Mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX *Combo price $339 GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-e 2.0 x16 $165 HDD: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $100 CD/DVD: Plextor 24X DVD/CD Writer SATA Model PX-880SA LightScribe $47 OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit $105 total: $891 (all parts from Newegg) as this example shows it's not cheaper to build your own PC if you need to buy an operating system. an almost similar PC of off the shelf cost +$50 but has the better graphics card + keyboard and mouse. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...
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