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Just got a free PC, will you guys answer a few questions please?

#1DoublesoubaPosted 8/30/2013 9:36:49 PM
First, is there an external wi-fi adapter? It doesn't have wi-fi, but my router is in my game room. The computer can't be put there because it's for the family, so I need to hook it up through wi-fi.

Second question is about games. The computer I got is kinda old, my mom got it from work, and it can't run my games. Now, I'm not a PC gamer, and all my games are old, so getting an old-ish PC didn't bother me. My games for PC are Doom, Wolfenstien, and Chasm The Rift. All really old games, so I figured I'd be fine. I intsalled Doom, and it runs like crap. Everytime I come near an enemy, it lags horribly. Is this because the PC doesn't have a graphics card (idk if it does, my mom won't let me take it apart. So it might have one), or because it's a DOS game that's trying to run on windows xp?

Last question. Is there a way to see what graphics card and stuff are in the PC without taking it apart?

Thanks for any help.
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#2Auron_59261Posted 8/30/2013 9:39:54 PM
USB wifi adaptors work fine - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010074&IsNodeId=1&Description=usb%20wifi&name=Wireless%20Adapters&Order=BESTMATCH

Download "CPU-Z" and "GPU-Z" for details about the processor and graphics card respectively.
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#3Auron_59261Posted 8/30/2013 9:41:50 PM(edited)
IMO nothing from the XP era is worth putting a penny into, but that's just me.
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#4Doublesouba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 9:42:19 PM
Where do I download CPU-Z and CPU-G?
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#5Doublesouba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 9:44:23 PM
Auron_59261 posted...
IMO nothing from the XP era is worth putting a penny into, but that's just me.


I don't plan too. I intend on having a friend build me a PC. I just want to play those games, and I don't understand why this PC can't run Doom. It's such an old game.
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#6Hi CPosted 8/30/2013 9:47:08 PM
Doublesouba posted...
Where do I download CPU-Z and CPU-G?


Google would have saved you about 30 key presses.
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#7WyzeGyePosted 8/30/2013 9:47:18 PM
This should do it.

http://bit.ly/16XXz4c
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#8Auron_59261Posted 8/30/2013 9:48:50 PM
I agree

http://gamesystemrequirements.com/games.php?id=1541

Did he do a fresh OS install before handing it off to you? It could be that your friend accumulated viruses/spyware/malware over the years.

CPU-Z - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cpu-z

GPU-Z - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gpu-z
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#9Doublesouba(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 9:52:28 PM
Auron_59261 posted...
I agree

http://gamesystemrequirements.com/games.php?id=1541

Did he do a fresh OS install before handing it off to you? It could be that your friend accumulated viruses/spyware/malware over the years.

CPU-Z - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cpu-z

GPU-Z - http://lmgtfy.com/?q=gpu-z


It was one of my mom's co-worker's, and I believe it was restored since it had company info on it.
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#10MasterDonGeroPosted 8/30/2013 9:53:09 PM
TC, if you can't be assed to Google simple information, then why would we waste our time to help you?
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