So after installing the new 185 drivers a couple of weeks ago, I turned on SLI, restarted, and forgot about it.
Now I just checked the nvidia panel and there is no option to turn on SLI. I went to device manager and only one 8800m gtx is listed there when there used to be 2... seems like the computer doesn't even see the second GPU.
tried reinstalling the drivers but still only one gpu is showing up...
suggestion on Dell's IdeaStorm requesting them to do a single 8800GTX upgrade module for the M1730. Dual 800GTXs are really unnecessary because SLI game support is spotty at best. (especially in Vista) In addition the Dual "card" module is going to be much more expensive than will be a single 8800GTX. I would a expect the single card module to be hundreds of dollars cheaper. I just can't see spending another $1000+ on a laptop that has already cost me over 4 grand. [url]
I have a Dell XPS M1730 with 8800 GTX SLI still in warranty that broke down. The reason : error code 43 aka one of the video cards is burned. That is what the guys at the service told me right now.
I have been reading the forums here and saw that many of you guys have the same problem and got the option for a replacement, more exactly , Alienware.
My situation is this , my laptop has been in service for more than 2 weeks and today i got an e-mail saying one of the video cards is broken and that they ordered a new one from DELL and its due to arrive in 7 -10 days. They did not ask me anything if i agree or not.
What i read is that this laptop is not in production anymore and so is the 8800 gtx card cause of bad engineer manufacturing ....
I've been playing BF2142 at max settings since I got the new notebook. Then suddenly I can't play it anymore... It freezes and goes black after 5-15 seconds of playing, leaving ctrl-alt-delete as only option.
At the same time, I can play Quake: Enemy Territory (which seem to demand alot more from the gpu) just fine (on somewhat lower settings though, but never freezes)
I'm using the infamous "hacked" performance drivers, can't remember the name.
Thinking about getting the 14z and I know the 9400m isn't the best graphics card, but I noticed the memory is 1000mhz+ on the 14z which leads me to believe the 14z probably can handle games quite well since the 9400 uses that memory.
Can it handle Left 4 Dead or World in Conflict on medium well? Any users with experience or could tell me the frames per second they are getting would be awesome.
I really don't want to move up to the 15inch model and get the ATI 4570 which will suck up battery life and is bulkier.
so ive got a 1640xps, and it cant handle 1080p for .. im trying to watch Life E01 BluRay BBC 1080p x264 H@M i get nothing but lags/freezes this shouldnt be happening.. im using VLC to play it. nothing else is open when i play it, i have laptop set to high performance and its plugged in. all drivers are newest to my knowledge.
Pretty much the title. I know there are 4GB single laptop ram sticks out there. If the M1330 is running a 64 bit OS (such as Vista x64 or XP x64), can I put in two 4GB sticks and will they be recognised?
My alienware computer could handle any game no problem a week ago or so but now every game i play is extremely choppy and the frame rate is around 10 on most games. Is there any reason for this or anything i can do to fix it? I've tryed restoring my computer to its factory state and i have updated everything in windows update. I have also got rid of unwanted start programs in msconfig and I have also used task manager to clear any processes that i do not need running. It also seems that my computer usage is around 80% or more when playing a game now and maybe it gets to 100% and then lags?
A key ? for me in purchasing a new machine is how to arrange 2 accessories: DVD player and a 2nd drive (primary drive would be an SSD).
From what I understand, I cannot swap out a HDD and DVD in the ultrabay--if going with a second HDD, the HDD is permanently installed. This implies that you make the pre purchase decision to either have a HDD or DVD player connected by USB and the other in the ultrabay.
Would one opt to have the HDD in the ultrabay due to increased data throughput vs. a USB 3x port?
Well the singple player demo is due on friday, and nowhere on the internet can I find how it will run on my system. Whos getting it? This is one of the main reasons I forked out so much for this thing, so I hope it plays well, even if I do have to use DX9.
Id love to hear from anyone how it goes who ran the MP demo, or plans to get the SP demo when it arrives. On a M1710 - 7950 anyway.
I'm looking into getting the M1730 w/ X9000 (overclocking it to 3.4 Ghz), 9800M GT in SLi and 4 GB of RAM but I wanted to see how would it perform w/ the most demanding games out there i.e. Crysis and GTA IV.
if their settings and resolutions were maxed out. I know that X9000 is slower than the newer X9100 and QX9300 but is it gonna affect perormance a lot. Is it worth getting X9000 or is this CPU getting old now..
I still want a system that would be powerful enough for the next 2-3 years but I'm a bit hesitat to get the X9000. Can anyone let me know how those 2 games perform on the M1730 if the cpu is overclocked to 3.4 Ghz?..
I treated myself to Crysis on Friday night. What a mistake. OK, so I havent got a 3 way SLI rig, water cooled MOFO of a PC. I just have a 7950GTX, dual core 2.0 GHz 1710.
But boy, does Gears of War look amazing on 1400 resolution, so this is going to be OK.
I cant even get the thing running smoothly on low, never mind medium. I have even tweaked the system.cfg file to disable shadows etc. and it still runs like a Pig.
This is lazy programming in my opinion. To write a game that cant run on medium looking half decent, and with decent FPS is just pure lazy. They write this for the minority, not the majority. GOW on the other hand is excellent, they obviously used every trick in the book to get this to look amazing on reasonable spec PCs.
I could of course be wrong, and my computer is screwed...and you are all loving Crysis...in wihch case tell me your secrets!
By the way.....dont make a game that means every scene has 10 million leaves in it.....dont assume we are all millionaires
yesterday a friend asked me to connect my laptop to my tv and show him crysis (i only got the demo).
i did that and the result was surprisingly good. i turned the settings to:
all high, no aa, 1366x768 (tv's native res). the video card @ 600/900.
the game ran really smoothly (no stuttering/slowdown) through the whole demo. and it looked MUCH better than on my laptop screen @ 1440x900. it looked like with aa applied and the overall picture quality and colour was much smoother. i guess the lcd makes the picture a little bit blurry & has better colours than a laptop screen, which makes a more realistic look overall. in crysis on the laptop screen (native res) the picture looks too sharp making it less realistic and when i leave the native resolution it just gets ugly.
a big surprise for me was also the great performance. unfortunately i have no chance to try dx10 (very high), as i don't run vsta. but i heard the to-be-released-soon crysis: warhead will allow you very high settings, even if running xp.
Im interested in purchasing a Vaio Y notebook, but considering its processor being only 1.3ghz, and having integrated graphics, im wondering if it will perform sluggish during heavy usage. I do not do any gaming, but i do Heavy web surfing (open lots of tabs at once), and watch HD video online (Hulu, Youtube etc). Also, i convert many video files for my iPod, and download many videos, and audio through the internet as well. could anyone comment on how would this perform during these types of uses?