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graphics problems

i've got a dell dimension c521 desktop an i have had it for about a month, and i'm not a gamer but i do play one game on my computer and up until now it worked fine,but out of nowere it will no longer play my game and the gameing graphics score on system info droped from 5.0 to 3.0 overnight, and by the way my graphics card is a nvidia geforce 6150 LE and the game is star wars empire at war. All the drivers are up to date.

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Re: graphics problems

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All the drivers are up to date.


I'd still suggest reinstalling them emoticon.Idea.title


What drivers are you using btw? 

Are they the latest ones offered on the Dell website, or Nvidia's own Notebook Drivers (dated 18th December)?

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Re: graphics problems

Just to say that the C521 is a desktop the OP should look here for the latest drivers:





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