I know there are a few techies here and I have a question [size=1]or two[/size]… I like to play games like Sims , but my computer bogs down if there is too much on the lot or when they go to town. I suspect its because I have too much running in the background. I know I can close some programs before playing, but not sure what I can close and what is needed to run the computer other than explorer.
That could be a pain though everytime we want to play since you close them one at a time. Could I get an external HD and run it from there? What would have to be installed on the new HD to make it run w/o having all the other crap? Thanks for any help or thoughts!
I’ve got a 60G HD, 1G RAM and a new Radeon 9600 series video card.