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The last time I built a computer was 25 years ago. It was a 486 cpu running on DOS 4.0 . I wanted to build a rig I could learn with without the fear of burning it to the ground.

CPU/APU AMD A8-7670k I chose this CPU because it is the latest version of the FM2+ APU and according to anandtech.com it was nearly even in performance to the A10 @ about 30 to 40 dollars cheaper.

MOTHERBOARD ASUS A88X-PRO I chose this board for its features and durability. I did not read a bad review about this board. I figured that while I am going through the learning process of overclocking and the different settings required for performance. (From which I know nothing about I am a true green newbie for real....) I better buy a board that has a easy bios and durable.....

Memory G-Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3-2133 I chose this RAM because everything I read about the APU, one thing that was consistent is that they perform better with higher speeds.

As I said this rig is my first venture into the custom world. I wish I had benchmarks or info regarding performance but all I can say is that it started up the first time with no problems , loaded the OS with no problems , but I cannot to seem to get a game to play. I am having compatibility issues with a winlive.dll file with one game. And as I am playing a older game Star Wars The force unleashed 2 it freezes and I get a error stating the the game cannot access the hardware accelerator on the APU. And I have no clue how to fix it....

Any help from members with a similar set-up or knowledge that will help me feel free to leave it in the comments. I knew going into this that there will be a whole load of information that I will have to learn and I am willing and hopefully able....... Thank You...

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I am running a apu in my machine at the moment, the a10 7800. I can tell you from experience you gotta download the latest catalyst and drivers from amd's website and it should play those games just fine.

Also your rams seem to be in the right slots (to run dual channel) but just to be safe pls check if the pc is running them at the correct rated speed and in dual channel. Sometimes one has to manually set them up.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a profile set in my bios that will run the ram at the right speed. I did download the latest ccc and drivers and with star wars the force unleashed 2 it ran for 5 min and froze. no error , I had to go to task manager and end process. I installed red faction complete series and I am playing guerrilla at the moment with no issues.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't played the game myself but I did see that there are a lot of websites discussing the same issue which you are having with the star wars game.

https://www.google.com/search?q=star+wars+the+force+unleashed+2+for+xbox+360&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=star+wars+the+force+unleashed+2+frooze

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This is going to sound silly but...did you install Catalyst?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Try and run it in Windows 7 compatibility mode by right clicking on the application and clicking properties. Also, run as administrator.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried that. The first game I tried was Operation Flashpoint Red River. It would not boot stating it was missing a winlive.dll file from my computer. I tried to install file manually into system32 folder and nothing. I gave up and uninstalled everything because as I said I am pretty new to this and did not want to corrupt anything.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice budget machine, except for the V300 SSD. You can get faster SSDs for the same money.

If you want to upgrade the graphics capabilities later, I propose you go with something like a Radeon R7 250 or R7 360 and run the thing in dual graphics. This way, you can still make use of the integrated graphics, and save money versus getting a more expensive GPU.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yea I already bought it and then read some bad reviews on it. I am only using it for OS and small files it seems to be working fine. Was looking into dual graphics probably after I move and have a permanent command center I plan on getting a GPU and bigger screen and killer sound.......

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming in kitchen?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

In the process of moving. Don't have to travel far for a drink or fried eggs.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You right

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

maybe get a 750ti