Dell :: Trying To Play Bioshock On My Newly Acquired XPS M1730
Feb 4, 2009
I'm trying to play Bioshock on my newly acquired XPS M1730, but it just doesn't seem to want to play right. Even when I turn the graphics options way down it is still running very badly, and I would imagine on this machine it should run pretty good, right?
Here are my current system specs:
Core 2 Duo Extreme X9000
640GB HD (320 x2)
Dual GeForce 8700MGT's (Running in SLI)
I can play Obilivion, Bioshock, UT3, and even crysis (1200x800 medium) at good frame rates with good quality visuals turned on. I had previously just accepted that I was stuck with games like doom3 and quake4 only.
I was wondering if its possible to install games onto my laptops second HDD. Right now, its the D: drive. I tried installing BF2 to this drive but an error said its "unsafe." Is there any way around this? The HDD is a Hitachi HTS723225L9A362 ATA.
I recently processed my custom studio 15 from the Dell US site the other day and since Dell USA does not ship outside of the US I decided to have it delivered to my sister in California...
from there I'll have it brought here in the Philippines when someone goes home.
My concern is: During the processing of my order I did not tick the option " I WILL EXPORT THIS OUTSIDE of the US".
Is there any difference if I did? I mean, will my order come with a permit to export or something if I did choose that option? Apparently I cannot reverse that. I'm not really familiar with US Customs or if they would allow new and boxed laptop to be exported out from the country.
i have a Core Duo T2500 2.0ghz processor. ( now old skool ) 2 gigs of ram and the 7900GTX i ran the demo at 1920x1200 with everything on full but turned shadows off. game ran awesome. o yea and its also awesome to play. alot of fun i can see how the full game must be nuts. its scary too. i jumped a few times in the demo.
I was replacing y HDD in the laptop with SDD. The laptop is acer 4830TG, it had 512GB HDD WD. Replacing it with Kingston SSD 480GB.
The SSD is not detected at startup of the laptop, while it is detected on another machine, I also tried another SSD on the acer and it was detected (the other SSD is 120GB). Is this a sort of compatibility issue ?
I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 that came with the partitioned data recovery feature. I immediately created 2 recovery disks. Yesterday, I sectioned my active hard drive so that I could have, in effect, 2 hard drives. The newly partitionedsection of the hard drive is naturally blank and I would like to install my data recovery or disk recovery information on it.
This happens when in SLI only, there is ghosting/tearing/i have no idea of some sort. It happens in WoW, Crysis, Crysis WH, and 3dMarkVantage. Doesn't happen in "the Orange Box" or Bioshock. I've reloaded every driver I can find, dell factory image with all microsoft updates, dell factory image no updates, and verified it happens on both the Sharp panel in the system and my Samsung Syncmaster 24". Please help. I'm within my 21 day mark, and I'll probably return it if I can't get it fixed soon. Should probably tell ya, x9000 (stock clock) 4GB, 320HDD, SLI 8800GTX's, Vista 32bit.
This is the second XPS 16 I got within 4 months. after 47 calls to XPS tech support and 2 system exchanges just to still have the same issue.
when I log into my facebook account and try to play farmvile the system freezes up and flashes from a white screen to black and so on until I have to force shut it down and restart. now, I know that for $2700.00 dollars I should be able to play a simple beta game.
The minimum spec for C&C 3, according to the official site, is as follows,
Intel P4 2.2 GHz / AMD Athlon 2200+ 1 GB of RAM NVIDIA GeForce 6100+ / ATI Radeon 9500+ video card (Note: At the time of release, Windows Vista is not compatible with ATI-based video cards with Radeon 9250 chipsets and below, in addition to NVIDIA-based video cards with GeForce 5000 series chipsets and below. ATI Radeon 9200 and 9250 PCI and NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX cards not supported. By extension, the game is not compatible with these chipsets on Windows Vista machines.) DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card (Note: For Creative Sound Blaster Audigy cards running under Windows Vista, Intel P4 2.6 GHz CPU or equivalent, or multi-core CPU, required) 8X or faster DVD-ROM drive 6 GB of free hard drive space For Multiplayer games: 2 to 8 players with optional voice support, network or Internet connection required (Cable, DSL, or faster connection)
I have been looking around for a Dell Studio 15. I want to use it for photo-editing, office-stuff like databases and some gaming.
My question is about this gaming part. i am defenitely not a hardcore gamer, but i would like to play: The Hunter (www.thehunter.com) in particularly. Does anyone play this game on their Dell Studio 15? Or is anyone willing to try the game on theirs? I would like to make shure it works before getting the laptop
I have a new Studio 1537, Core 2 Duo T6400 (2mb cache), 250 GB HD, 3 GB ram, Vista Home premium and a Radeon HD 3450 with 256 MB dedicated graphics.
What sort of games will play on this.
I have a desktop PC that play a few games on, Splinter cell and Tour of duty. These games are quite old so only list XP as the operating system. Will they play on Vista and is the Radeon HD 3450 good enough.
What other shoot em up type games will play on this system.