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Reccomendations before you Buy and install your games.

 

1. On most PC Game Boxes there will be a minimum and reccomended Game system requirments list.

YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE BUYING OR INSTALLING

 

Always try and have the reccomended not the minimum.

 

Most games have Publisher Forums Join and read about the game first.

 

2. Read me Files on all aspects of the game.

YOU MUST READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLING

 

3. Routine prior to installation.

 

Step 1.

Direct X Files must be up to date and installed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyi...d92a3&displaylang=en

 

2. Chipset Drivers

Graphics Card Drivers

Sound Card Drivers

Must all be current and up to date.

 

Example:

Intel:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx?lang=eng&i...ghome+nav2_download#

 

Nvidia:

http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

 

ATI/AMD:

http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html

 

Sound Card Drivers:

Creative:

http://uk.europe.creative.com/support/downloads/

 

During Uninstall and Reinstall always remove remnants of driver software using.

 

Example:

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=224647

 

This is very important as Registry entries often are left behind and cause no end of problems later.

 

How To Correctly Remove and Reinstall Drivers Ati/Nvidia

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=67799

 

Read me files for the above software.

MUST BE READ BEFORE USE FULLY

 

Now your system is fully upto date you need now to optimize your system.

 

Clean and defragment your Hard Drive.

In windows or using third party software.

 

Example:

Defrag:

http://www.diskeeper.com/landing/landing2.aspx?rid=1046...=pps0001292&a=google

 

System Cleaner:

http://www.ccleaner.com/

 

Once you have finished and restarted you are now ready to install your games.

 

Before you start read the read me.

Make sure you follow any reccomendations in that file.

 

The internet has many sites that help with games I have found this site to be one of the best for information and guides.

 

It will help you optimize your operating system and most games that would wish to play.

 

http://www.tweakguides.com/Games.html

 

Graw 1.

http://www.tweakguides.com/GRAW_1.html

 

Graw 2.

http://www.tweakguides.com/GRAW2_1.html

 

Windows XP and Vista.

http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html

 

Also on this site you will see optimization software programmes and Tweak guides for them here.

http://www.tweakguides.com/System.html

 

 

Above are pinned topics on most of what is written here but not all, if you have not done the above or even came close you will be in later for problems.

 

We see a lot of people in here who post about problems and are told by members.

 

Not enough memory.

GPU not on minimum requirments.

They are maximizing all the settings on a medium to low end GPU.

CPU not listed on min requirments ie p3.

 

This is just a small example of errors we see here, so to avoid this please try and do the above before you set out and buy or install a PC Game.

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