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How do I make the Graphics look/work better?

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June 22, 2013 2:47:59 PM

Ok, so I don't know much of anything about computers, but i really do want to get into using them for more serious gaming. Problem is with the computer i currently have I can barely play like Oblivion or Borderlands 1, on like low low low settings and with my resolution at 800X600 when my monitor is supposed to be 1600x900. I'm not sure if i need a new graphics card or if i need more RAM, the specs i could find are Intel Core i3-2120 Processor (3M Cache, 3.30 GHz), with 8GB's of RAM on a 64 bit operating system with a terabyte hard drive. If you guys could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

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June 22, 2013 2:50:13 PM

Do you have a graphics card? If not, that may well be the source of your performance issues.
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June 22, 2013 2:52:42 PM

Jack Revenant said:
Do you have a graphics card? If not, that may well be the source of your performance issues.


Honestly i don't know, I thought i did, but i dont know how to check if i do or not...
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June 22, 2013 2:57:21 PM

Well, if you download GPU-Z (http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/) we could get quite a bit of information about your GPU, but just to check if you had one you can go to your Device Manager and look at what's under "Display Adapters".
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June 22, 2013 2:57:54 PM

If you have Windows Vista, 7 , or 8 go to the start menu, right click on computer, click on manage (accept if prompted for administrator rights), look for "Device Manager" somewhere in the left tab, and then look for "Display adapter", then tell us whats under that.
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June 22, 2013 8:26:51 PM

th3controller said:
If you have Windows Vista, 7 , or 8 go to the start menu, right click on computer, click on manage (accept if prompted for administrator rights), look for "Device Manager" somewhere in the left tab, and then look for "Display adapter", then tell us whats under that.


It just says Intel(R) HD Graphics
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June 22, 2013 8:41:37 PM

Grimreaper9994 said:
th3controller said:
If you have Windows Vista, 7 , or 8 go to the start menu, right click on computer, click on manage (accept if prompted for administrator rights), look for "Device Manager" somewhere in the left tab, and then look for "Display adapter", then tell us whats under that.


It just says Intel(R) HD Graphics


In that case, you lack a graphics card or your graphics card isn't working. Adding one (even a cheap one) should improve your performance massively.
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June 22, 2013 8:49:03 PM

Jack Revenant said:
Grimreaper9994 said:
th3controller said:
If you have Windows Vista, 7 , or 8 go to the start menu, right click on computer, click on manage (accept if prompted for administrator rights), look for "Device Manager" somewhere in the left tab, and then look for "Display adapter", then tell us whats under that.


It just says Intel(R) HD Graphics


In that case, you lack a graphics card or your graphics card isn't working. Adding one (even a cheap one) should improve your performance massively.


Alright thanks so much man i appreciate it
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June 22, 2013 8:51:31 PM

Grimreaper9994 said:
Jack Revenant said:
Grimreaper9994 said:
th3controller said:
If you have Windows Vista, 7 , or 8 go to the start menu, right click on computer, click on manage (accept if prompted for administrator rights), look for "Device Manager" somewhere in the left tab, and then look for "Display adapter", then tell us whats under that.


It just says Intel(R) HD Graphics


In that case, you lack a graphics card or your graphics card isn't working. Adding one (even a cheap one) should improve your performance massively.


Alright thanks so much man i appreciate it


Certainly. If you have a general idea of your budget, I could offer you some suggestions for graphics cards.
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