What is virtual memory?
I have a HP Pavilion 6735 with a celeron proccesor ( I know that is not so great). I was trying to install Sim City 4 deluxe and it installed fine and made no complaints about video or sound cards when installing. I tried to play a tutorial and when I click to play the tutorial, the game would freeze up. After the 4 times, a dialogue box came up and said I didn't have enough virtual memory. I went through the system icon and found out I have only 64 RAM. I dont know if the dialogue box is refering to the RAM or maybe a graphics card. I will list what the game requires and maybe it will make sense to someone.
Windows XP- got that
500MHz CPU- got that (631MHz)
128MB RAM- 64RAM here
8X or faster CD/DVD- I have no idea what I have there
1.6 GB free space- installed fine, so I assume thats good.
Direct X 7.0 compatible video card ---w/ 32MB or more memory with a ATI Radeon or greater,NVIDIA TNT2, GeForce or greater, Matrox G400 or greater, SIS 315 or Xabre. I have no idea what I have.
DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card- sounds seemed OK.
I'm not sure if I need a video card or just more RAM. Please advise.