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    How can I improve graphics speed for games on my computer?

    How can I improve graphics speed for games on my computer without buying a new graphics card?

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    It depends what the bottleneck is. If you have a sufficiently fast CPU and enough memory already, then your only option is to run the games with lower detail/resolution settings.

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    Depending on the game, there may be a "tweak guide" that will go through the various settings (in-game and hardware) and discuss what the best options are.

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    Installing the latest drivers can sometimes speed up graphics.

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    Yes it can. I'd say a new graphic card is the easiest way to go. The CPU would be next in line, then memory, then hard drive in terms of what to upgrade. Naturally if your on old hardware then you'll probably need a motherboard upgrade as well. If your still using DDR1 memory, then you will see a big boost by just upgrading the motherboard and memory to at least DDR2, preferably DD3. Assuming your graphic card is PCI-E, you'll be all set there. Granted the gaming performance may still suffer, but you'll know then that the card is the bottleneck.

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    Buy a faster and better graphics card if you want more AGP power.

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    Get an good graphics card !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post
    It depends what the bottleneck is. If you have a sufficiently fast CPU and enough memory already, then your only option is to run the games with lower detail/resolution settings.
    Yes thats right. If that doesn't give you required results, simply buy a card with faster GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buldozerce View Post
    Installing the latest drivers can sometimes speed up graphics.
    Yes I am agree with buldozerce,

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoannaRivera View Post
    How can I improve graphics speed for games on my computer without buying a new graphics card?
    Could you at least post the specs of your computer so that we can check whether the advice we gave are applicable than just buying a new computer.

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    You can go into the windows control panel and then into system. There you can select the advanced tab and adjust the perfomance of you computer to allow more memory to be free for graphic perfomance. You can disable some of windows visual effects that waste your memory and in the advanced tab you can adjust the paging file size allowed for virtuel memory... Hope this help.
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