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Ok im new to computers , buy i have a dell inspiration core i3 with window 7 and

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December 29, 2011 6:36:06 PM

ok im new to computers , buy i have a dell inspiration core i3 with window 7 and i just baught fallout3 goty,when i clicked new game it freezes,any help?????
December 29, 2011 9:12:26 PM

could you double check on your computer that it really does say "inspiration"

as far as your game goes, it requires you to have a dedicated video card. Seeing how you haven't mentioned that in your post I can make the conclusion that you don't have one.
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December 30, 2011 12:42:41 AM

If he has an Inspiration then he has a 300w or a 350w PSU which is shotty and onboard graphics will not play the games he has. Maybe games like Zuma, Chess, cards, etc.

I started out with a dell inspiration 580 with a i3-530 2.93GHz 6GB of ram at 1066mhz and and Intel GMA inergrated graphics. I still don't know what kind it was just Intel GMA. Before I bought a Card I could never play cool games.

It would freeze up all the time. And after I got me a GT 220 I burned it up playing Total war games along with Age of Empires. Anyway I thought I would share this to help a little.
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December 31, 2011 3:10:37 AM

can i get something bigger than a 300w or a 350w psu?
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December 31, 2011 3:24:29 AM

songorocosongo said:
LOL at inspiration

check here, this site will tell you which component is your problem

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/

i went to the site and it said i lack the video card,so can i get a better one and if so how much?
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December 31, 2011 3:33:10 AM

@icoleman1 Are you looking up your model specifications at Dell's website? If not, you can put your system serial number into their website and look it up that way. As it sounds like your computer is fairly new, your power supply shouldn't be proprietary so you should be able to replace it with something better. I would recommend at least a 450W Antec. Once you have resolved your power supply issue, I would recommend a card that is in your budget range. Let us know what that is so a recommendation can be made. Oh, and check to make sure you have a PCI Express x16 slot available before you look for power supplies. If you don't have that slot, there isn't a point in replacing anything.
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December 31, 2011 3:49:06 AM

how can i find out if i have a PCI Express x16 slot ?
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December 31, 2011 3:56:35 AM

looking at your motherboard is usually helpful
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December 31, 2011 4:04:08 AM

If you are not seeing i listed on the specifications on the website, You might want to have a chat with Dell and see if you do.
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December 31, 2011 7:54:57 PM

@icoleman1 Why don't you give me the model number of your unit? I'll go look it up.
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January 7, 2012 12:10:47 AM

sorry man i got it all sorted out,my friend is a nerd about these things he got me what i needed but thank you soooo much for giving me help i cant thank you enough
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January 7, 2012 1:28:05 AM

icoleman1 said:
sorry man i got it all sorted out,my friend is a nerd about these things he got me what i needed but thank you soooo much for giving me help i cant thank you enough


hey, no problem but what was the solution?
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January 7, 2012 8:08:31 AM

out of date video card
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January 7, 2012 9:33:12 AM

if you meet minimum spec for the game then you will need the patches... fully patch the game and then try... the patches do repair the engine and make it much more stable on low end systems.
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January 8, 2012 2:12:53 AM

link to the patches?
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January 8, 2012 5:35:44 PM

Skyrim goes through Steam so it will auto patch.
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