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hsvman12
19-01-2011, 03:35 PM
Hi, a while ago I asked for advice on this forum relating to a DVD problem on my partner's computer (refer http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?p=931691#post931691). At that stage, it wasn't playing any type of DVD or DVD rom/game.

I ended up installing a new DVD drive. Now it will read movie DVDs, but she is unable to play DVD games. It will actually install the games, but won't play the game.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

GR8Metal
19-01-2011, 04:37 PM
What game is it? Does it install an icon on the desktop for you to run?

pctek
19-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Now it will read movie DVDs, but she is unable to play DVD games.

Of course it won't:

Pentium 4 3200 MHz
256 MB (max 2048 MB)

RAM type
DDR2 SDRAM

Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900

The RAM is lacking, the CPu is sad but the main reason is you need an actual graphics card. This is the single most important component in a gaming machine.

And how high end that card is alway matters - depending on what you want to play.

It's also why gaming PCs have a lifespan of about 5 minutes compared with your general non-gaming PCs.