I have been given a computer with an intel board that is marked D945P5N D945PLRN.
I loaded windows xp, but when I load several games I get random error messages for each, to do
with graphics or memory issues or just random errors that make no sense.
The games I am trying to load are relatively simple, and the boxes say they require 16-bit colour and DirectX 9 compatible video card with 32MB memory,
sound card. One game says it needs "Any 16MB DirectX 8.0a, 3D compatible graphics card.
They all have slightly different specs similar to this.
I thought maybe I needed some special drivers, so I grabbed 3 drivers from the Intel site that were listed for D945PLRN and Win XP professional.
I loaded them and I just get error messages when I try to run any of the games.
Clearly I am missing a step here. So, what else do I need to do after loading windows, to be able to play games on this computer?
Considering the model of your motherboard (945P-), it is very likely that your system has a discrete graphics card (PCI or PCI Express*). The main manufacturers for video cards are ATI and NVidia. I'd recommend opening the chassis or checking the Device Manager to find out the model of the card, and obtain the correct driver for it.