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Kids games always freezing . Starwars Episode I Racer, Hot Wheels crash the Shockwave site games. (Of course the educational games work fine.) My boys get so frustrated, and I don't know how to fix it. I don't know what graphics card I have or how to find out. Have an IBM Aptive about 2.5 years old.
 

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hello... without knowing what you have ...
My advice is go to housecalls & run the free online virus scanner.
Click here to do so!

for a free virus scanner you can add to your system... go get AVG. Click here to download AVG

and to protect yourself from hackers etc... Get Zone Alarm
Click here the free version is fine

then there is spyware ... go get Ad-Aware
Click here to download it

scan & defrag

this should get you in pretty good shape

Savvy :)

cleanup http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

also uncheck any items you absolutely do not need to boot up when you turn the PC on.... do this by typing msconfig in run, click ok & go to startup... aplly after & reboot.
 

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You need to check the documentation and the system requirements on the retail box when you are shopping and make sure your system meets or exceeds thos minimal requirements. There is a utility called SiSoft Sandra you can buy that will tell you everything you need to know about your system...eithere that or pull the manual out of mothballs
 

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Here's a place to start IBM Aptiva Just plug in the information about your computer and it should tell you what's on the inside.

From your explaination of the problem, it is more then likely not enough memory/system resources.

Some good house keeping, i.e. delete old files, empty your temp directory, cookies, temporary internet, etc. and then defrag the drive. This helps system performance all around! After you're finished, reboot the machine and see what happens.
 
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