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sound and graphics card


FPCH New Member
Sep 14, 2006
I just bought my pc from www.gooddealpc.co.uk.

The specs I paid for are as follows:

Sempron 64 Base Unit
AMD AM2 Motherboard, AMD Sempron 2800+ Processor (64 bit), 512mb DDR2 Memory, 160 gb SATA 7200rpm hard drive, DVDRW (Dual layer), Geforce 6100 (integrates), Black case, Standard psu, 2.1 Speakers, 17 inch multimedia TFT.

I installed windows 98 and then upgraded to XP and I installed the game Empire at war.
The min specs for this game are as follows:

Computer: 100% DIRECT X 9
OS: Windows xp
CPU: Intel pentium 3 or AMD Athlon 1.0ghz or higher
Memory: 256mb
Graphics: 32mb 3d card with hardware transform and lighting capability
Sound: 100% direct x 9
DVD-rom required

The game should run but it says the graphics card is unsifficient. It also says I have no sound card.

I then installed AOL and plugged my modem in but it said it couldn't detect my modem. Can someone help please??


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
The first thing to do is download the official NVIDIA drivers from www.nvidia.com. They will take a few minutes to download on a broadband connection. This should sort out the graphics card problem.

As for the sound card, open up Device Manager. For a quick way to do this: click Start, click Run, and then type devmgmt.msc. Look to see which pieces of hardware have an exclamation mark next to them and post the name(s) back here.