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ATI Mobility radeon x600 Drivers update, CPU Drivers update + Overall PC tuning help greatly needed

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September 2, 2013 11:36:39 PM



[Any and all help is extremely appreciated] [ I know I should get a new computer but I'm not going to lie, My family isn't the richest and I just can't afford one atm. It would be possible to spend 30-50$ on programs or equipment maybe.]

Hi, I'm looking for the latest drivers for the above, I have a really old computer that I'm looking to update so that I can play games smoother on it. I can currently play games like minecraft and such with 20-40FPS, but it fluctuates very frequently. I just want the latest drivers, and possibly any other help to speed up my computer since I can freezes due to low memory ( I think :(  ..) and I can't do multiple things ex.Have skype open while watching a movie and chatting on facebook, My computer will lag to hell so to speak :p  ...

I searched for the last hour and may have found it, but it's not a driver file thing :p  , and it's an install. Every time I follow the install instruction I get an "unexpected error". (I think it may be for vista, and I'm currently on xp)

as for the drivers for my processors could someone please also help me find the correct/latest driver update for Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, I can give more information on anything that's needed and I'm willing to skype if need be. If you can only answer one of my questions or provide help that would the best.

Thanks in advance :)  .

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September 3, 2013 3:02:07 AM

You do not need to install drivers for your CPU.
My old system had a Pentium, and from what I learned, is that you are not going to get much performance out of it unless you have a good GPU.
I played Minecraft (Love this game, what can I say?) with 40-60FPS on Normal because my GPU was a geforce 6200 (Which is very low-end, I know), and 2.5GB.
If your PC has a geforce series GPU, and since you are on Windows XP, you can install modifed Forceware drivers for that.
These drivers nearly double my FPS on all games! Seriously. I could not play Minecraft before, but with the drivers I get a good amount of FPS, and even enjoy playing some COD4 time to time.


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September 3, 2013 3:46:34 AM

General tuning tips:
Cull the startup programs, every icon in the task bar is a running program and every one requires resources.

Clean out the hard drive, uninstall any unwanted programs, delete any unwanted images/documents. Download, install and run Ccleaner restart then run the Windows disk cleanup program Start>My computer>Computer>Right click on the 'C' drive>Tools>Disk Cleanup. Restart then defragment the drive.

Make sure you only have icons on the desktop, Windows will constantly scan any files or folders placed there, also any files or folders will be loaded into memory on startup.

We'll need to know more about the system to be more specific.
Laptop drivers are sometimes tailored to the system, check the manufacturers website for updates first.
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