Hardware accelerator

  Kernel 16:04 23 Apr 03
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After loading a train simulator for my grandson on his (oldish) computer it tells me that the computer needs a hardware accelerator - what is this and how do we get it - that computer is not connected to the internet. The computer is running Windows 98SE.

  alienbeing3 16:29 23 Apr 03

A Hardware Accerlerator is a little piece of chipboard that contains some computer chips to improve the way older and even newer PC`s Handle games. They add more power to a PC, much like a turbo in a car.

You should be able to pick up a cheap Geforce 2 at your local PC shop for around 20 to 30 pounds, this should be ok for your grandsons train simulator.

Hope this helps

if you want more detailed information e-mail me the system specs of your gransons pc and I`ll help if I can

Steve.

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