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Discussion in 'Games' started by Soyer, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. Soyer

    Soyer Thread Starter

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    My new Compaq SR1220NX runs slow or freezes for a second a lot and I've turned down the graphics and everything. What is the problem with this? Could it be the video card?




    here's my specs:------------------
    System Information
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    Time of this report: 2/7/2005, 19:58:01
    Machine name: YOUR-22CA86D5C4
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
    System Model: PJ517AA-ABA SR1220NX NA440
    BIOS: Rev. 3.02
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.93GHz
    Memory: 504MB RAM
    Page File: 314MB used, 915MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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    DxDiag Notes
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    DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
    Display Tab 1: No problems found.
    Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
    Music Tab: No problems found.
    Input Tab: No problems found.
    Network Tab: No problems found.

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    DirectX Debug Levels
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    Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
    DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
    DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
    DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
    DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
    DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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    Display Devices
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    Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
    DAC type: Internal
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_2A00103C&REV_03
    Display Memory: 64.0 MB
    Current Mode: 800 x 600 (16 bit) (60Hz)
    Monitor: Default Monitor
    Monitor Max Res:
    Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
    Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3889 (English)
    DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 8/20/2004 16:11:36, 37951 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: Yes
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    VDD: n/a
    Mini VDD: ialmnt5.sys
    Mini VDD Date: 8/20/2004 16:26:00, 737874 bytes
    Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6622-11CF-BD7C-0A0AA2C2CB35}
    Vendor ID: 0x8086
    Device ID: 0x2562
    SubSys ID: 0x2A00103C
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Video Accel:
    Deinterlace Caps: n/a
    Registry: OK
    DDraw Status: Enabled
    D3D Status: Enabled
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Video card?

    What video card, the specs shown are on-board video only.

    Does it freeze only when used intesively, or all the time?

    Have you run the usual AdAware and Spybot programs to check for malware as a cause?
     
  3. McTimson

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    Is it slowing down or freezing in games? If so, are they newer games? That's probably your problem...you have integrated video, which is great for basic 3D stuff, but when it comes to new games, it really can't cut it.
     
  4. Soyer

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    OK yes it freezes for arouna second and then suddenly teleports to a new spot and immediately freezes up. These are newer games. How could I fix the problem with the on board thing?
     
  5. funkdmonkey

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    Honestly you cant. Onboard video cards are really bad for rendering 3d. They can barely handle photoshop let alone video games. Do you know if you computer has a agp or pci-e slot? If you do then you can get a video card that can run new games at decent frames(smoothness) for under $100. I doubt you can play any new games, try finding games made before 2001 or games that generally use 2d instead of 3d renders. I know those games arent as fantastic but thats your only option unless you can get a real video card.
     
  6. Soyer

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    where would I find that slot?
     
  7. funkdmonkey

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    I checked for you and all you have is a lonely pci slot. Im afraid ur gonna have to stick with ur onboard graphics.
     
  8. Soyer

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    So you're sure there's no way in getting a better one? even at any price?
     
  9. funkdmonkey

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    Actually i believe there are a few pci cards. They will be either very cheap (crappy) or very expensive (classic and considered rare). Anyway i really dont know, havent thought of pci cards in the longest times. try googling it.
     
  10. McTimson

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    They still make some PCI video cards, I think even the Radeon 9600 was available in PCI format. Unfortunately, with many newer games, PCI cards won't cut it. Many games are written with AGP video cards in mind, and AGP cards have much more bandwidth between the card and the motherboard than PCI cards do. What usually happens is exactly what you're experiencing, slow, laggy gameplay. The card can render everything just fine, but it can't send and receive the data fast enough to produce an enjoyable experience.
     
  11. acameron

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    ATI has a few PCI radeons, they run between $100 and $130(depending on how much on-board memory they have 128mb was $100 and it goes up from there). Don't know how good they are though, newest generation available direct from ATI are the Radeon 9200 128mb $99 and 9250 256mb $129.
    Here is the link for this page. Its hard to find hem cause when you search their dite for PCI all you get is PCI-E responses.
    http://shop.ati.com/searchresults.asp?dept_id=17
     
  12. kiwiguy

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    PCI video cards will be little better than the on-board card for high end games.
    PCI-e is a different story, but sounds like it does not have a PCI-e slot.
     
  13. john@help

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    this computer i am useing now does it to it freezes up and sudinle starts again
    info dell latitude
    lap top :)
     

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  14. Soyer

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    OK what Mb do the new games need to play non-stop?
     
  15. Tranceaddict

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    Actually, the best PCI card that you can get is the Nvidia Geforce Fx 5700LE 256MB. I just recently purchased the 128MB version for $115 CAN. Mind you, its not exactly a Geforce 6800 Ultra, but its a world away from my Intergrated Video Card.
     
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