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Discussion in 'Games' started by bloom, Sep 10, 2009.

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  1. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    have just bought a pc game Memento Mori but it is very jerky.

    I have win xp home
    nvidea ge force 6200
    1 gig ram
    celeron 2.8

    not sure what other info is needed, how do i correct this I assume it may be driver update but i dont know where to go and what to look for when i get there. I sure would appreciate any help. I downloaded driver scanner from this site could this help .

    thank you

    jean bloom
     
  2. janiels

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    look for the game information if it is compatible with your PC, most game nowadays requires high video card and eats up a lot of memory, talking about memories.. having a lot of games or other types of programs in your computer will definitely affect loading and may result to lagging.
     
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    Follow your heart bloom! Follow yer heart!
     
  5. Mosquito555

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    I don't understand what are you trying to achieve here mate...You are posting in a public forum and you accepted some rules when you joined this site. Trying to fool a person who is asking for help is just idiotic.

    Do not listen to this guy, he is definitely trying to fool you.

    As for your game, follow Marc's advice and update your drivers. Your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the game, maybe a driver update will help you run it better.
     
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    Re_Gret,

    We won't tolerate intentionally causing harm to others.

    Your account is now banned permanently.
     
  7. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    thank you all for your help/advice

    I reduced everything in the options menu and it is working much better.

    I did as marc_89 suggested and downloaded an updated driver, he also suggested i uninstall the old driver first, where is it and what is the procedure for installing the updated one.

    thank you all once again

    Jean Bloom
     
  8. Mosquito555

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    Usually display drivers can be uninstalled via control panel, like regular programs.

    Go to control panel/Add or remove programs and check for "Nvidia display drivers" or something similar. Just uninstall it and reboot your computer.

    Now you are ready to install the updated version. Nothing hard here, just double click on the file and follow the instructions, you will be fine. ;)

    Keep in mind that while the procedure described above will work, there's a better way of uninstalling drivers and installing new ones. It's a bit harder and more time consuming (no more than 5 minutes though :p) but it will eliminate the (slight) possibility of a leftover file of the old drivers messing the new one.

    If you want to know more about that just tell me...:)

    As for the game's settings, make sure that antialiasing (if such an option exists) should be disabled for maximum frame rate (aka speed). Usually, the same applies to filtering (try setting it to "bilinear" or "trilinear", shadow effects and lighting effects.
     
  9. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    thank you mosquito 555 for your prompt reply.

    could you please tell me the better way to uninstall and reinstall the updated drivers, I may as well do it correctly now rather than later.


    I downloaded driver scanner ( I think it was from this site) is it any good

    thank you once again for your help

    Jean Bloom
     
  10. Mosquito555

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    Ok, here we go:

    1)First of all you need to download and install driver sweeper:

    http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/

    Check for the download option at around the middle of the page, it's quite tricky to find (or I'm an idiot :D).

    2)Uninstall your old Nvidia drivers via control panel - as described on my previous post.

    3)Reboot into safe mode. In order to do that you must start hitting the F8 button constantly after the initial POST screen (The screen where your CPU, memory and drives are listed when you start your machine). You may also see the message "Verifying DMI POOL DATA" sometime. After this message is displayed start hitting F8. If you don't manage to do it on time windows will load normally. Restart and try again until you get it.

    4)If all goes well, a boot menu will appear. There select "Safe Mode". Windows will now load - don't worry about the messed up desktop and colors, it's normal.

    5)Run driver sweeper. Select analyze and clean. After the scan is complete you will see a screen like the one on the page where you downloaded driver sweeper. Now pay a little attention, ONLY "Nvidia - Display" should be selected. If any other options appear DO NOT select them and if selected then unselect them. When you're ready, click on the "clean" button.

    6)When you are done with driver sweeper restart your computer into normal mode (It will work automatically - no need for F8 smashing this time :)). Double click on the new driver file and follow the instructions.

    7)Done!

    If you need me to clarify something before trying please post back.
     
  11. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    Once again thank you mosquito 555 for your prompt and wonderfull assistance

    I have printed out all your info for future reference and will do as you suggest re correct procedure.

    thank you and have a nice day (y)

    jean bloom
     
  12. Mosquito555

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    No problem, just let me know when you are done...:)

    Good luck!
     
  13. bloom

    bloom Thread Starter

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    thank you mosquito 555

    Did as you suggested all appears well so far, so it must have been the video card update that did it.


    Thank you moquito 555 you have been very helpfull ( and everybody else)

    have a very nice day everybody

    Jean bloom

    I now know how to unistall / install video cards
     
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