I realize the 330M GT is not a tier 1 video card for gaming...but I'm curious if this card can drive the native 1920 by 1080 res of this laptop in modern games (MW2, Mass Effect 2, etc). I'm not looking for 60 frames per second...would be satisfied with 30...just trying to gauge if this is a reasonable expectation.
Closest answer I've found in the owner threads indicated that one person said it could run native on Left 4 Dead 2 and COD: World at War.
Very impressed by the performance of the i7 core and DDR3 memory...just hoping the video card can at least hold its own.
how well can the new fw hold up against games like fallout 3, bioshock, devil may cry4, crysis(all directx10/1600x900/max settings, AA), i get anywhere from 39 to 75 FPS. I played Aion( an mmorpg, max settings, 1600x900, AA, directx10) and got between 60(in the fields fighting) to 45(running to new places) to 35(in towns crowded with people).
My specs: windos 7 evalution copy/build 7100 Dual core 2.53ghz 4 GB RAM ATI radeon 4650 1GB
For all the dell studio 15 owners please post the games you have testing and what framerates you receive. Tell us what settings you use to play the game. Please list the specs of your studio 15.
Let me be the first, Studio 1537 256mb Ati Mobility radeon 3450 Intel core 2 duo t-5800 2.0ghz 250 gb 5400rpm harddrive 3gb of ddr2 800mhz ram.
My games I play. Left 4 dead- Medium/high at 1280 by 800 resolution. I have everything on high besides shadows, which i set to medium, and I tuned download AA to 2x. Antrofic filter is on 16x. It runs around 20-35 fps. Average around 30 .....
just bought myself a Sony VPCF115FM, and love it. I live in Australia although i think this notebook is from the US as it had some BestBuy software on it when i first turned it on.. anyway..
I was just wondering, is it possible to put the brightness up higher? I went into control panel, then hardware, then display and it was already at it's highest, then i pressed the 'Fn' key and then kept pressing F6, and that too was already at its highest, but comparing the display to my mates Asus, or my other mates Toshiba, their displays are so much more brighter then my Sony, so is there ANY way at all to make it brighter? Also, is there any configuring i could do to the display to make it better in any way or form?
One more question, about the backlit keyboard, is it possible to keep it lit on at all times? I've heard there's a sensor somewhere, where if i block it with some tape, it will leave it on all the time? If so where abouts is it? Had a bit of a look but to no avail.
I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my Sony VPCF115FM laptop, and I was wondering what I need to install to get the brightness control to work. I already tried the video drivers, shared library, and notebook utilities from this site:
But nothing seems to affect the brightness, even though I do see the brightness bar now when I press the appropriate keys.
I bought SONY VAIO VPCF115 Model Laptop from Best Buy in Austin,TX in Feb 2010.
Up till now everything was working perfectly fine , until today morning when I powered ON my laptop nothing would come up! NO DISPLAY! I tried taking out the battery and putting back again, tried removing RAM and all possible options tried! the laptop is powering ON but its not displaying anything! nor the Hard drive is being read.
I am currently in India on vacation and having this problem.I don't know whether this is covered with SONY VAIO warranty , b'caz I didn't buy the accidental warranty from Best Buy.
I gave my laptop at SONY SERVICE Center here in India and they told me the MOTHERBOARD IS faulty and its not functioning , hence they need to repair the motherboard! I was like WHAT? how can that be possible even in the first place.
I just got a Sony VPCF115FM. I was wondering if there is a setting for the browser/webpage where it opens up and the size is what I prefer. Meaning that I don't have to keep using "Ctrl +" to enlarge the page.
CPU ~ 2.0-GHz Intel Atom Z550 RAM ~ 2GB-4GB (apparently you can add on another 2GB according to laptopmag) HDD ~ 128GB SSD NATIVE RES ~ 1366x768 GFX ~ INTEL GMA 500 w/ 762MB OS ~ Windows 7 Premium (32-bit)
I don't own a Sony VAIO X, yet, but I would just like to compile a compatible/playable game list for future reference.
If any owners would like to confirm/deny compatibility with the games or would like to add a game, I would appreciate if you send me a PM or post here!
i am planning to buy sony fw from Sonystyle.com with the following configuration..but i hav doubts,
1.Can i be able to play high games like assains creed ,gta 4 in this ati card system specification provided with fw
2.can this blue ray read only write dvdr,dvd+-rw
3.i hav heared about region code problem like on playing dvds,blueray..is there any way to overcme it....i mostly use dvds which i write so does regon code make any issue in this..
config: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T9550 (2.66GHz) Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium 64-bit Black 4GB DDR2-SDRAM (DDR2-800, 2GBx2) 320GB SATA Hard Disk Drive [5400 rpm] Blu-ray Disc™ Read Only Drive ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650 with 512MB vRAM LCD 16.4" (XBRITE-ECO™)1600x900
Specs: Core i5 540, 4gb ram, freshly formatted and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Running apps: Firefox, msn, skype, foobar, microsoft security essentials.
This is seriously becoming a real nuisance! Website pages are suffering real laggy scrolling and loading things up. Even pages without images are just as bad and much worse performance scrolling than my desktop e4300. Scrolling this page alone is treated like i have completly maxed out my ram (4gb) when i'm only on 1.7gb by having firefox and 4 forum tabs opened. My old core2duo could handle way more than this and run smooth on 2gb of ram. My friend said it could be the nvidia drivers, but i downloaded all the latest drivers from sony site.
I can't believe that an i5 could perform so badly for simple web browsing with no apps installed and the latest driver. I even switched the AC powered Z to speed mode with no help whatsoever.
I'm just wondering if anyone is getting any stutter, jitter, laggy issues browsing with their i5? It just doesn't make sense after a clean format to get such shoddy performance.
Over the last few months the graphics seem to have deteriorated dramatically, particularly when using the 'speed' mode. The laptop will not play any high definition videos (even with a resolution of just 720p as well!) remotely smoothly, videos which play without a hitch on my 7 year old Pentium 4 with 1gb of ram and 256mb graphics! In fact, graphics and the whole PC itself seem to run much more smoothly when using the 'stamina' setting. This really makes no sense in my mind. It's quite irritating and disappointing since I wanted to be able to attach this laptop to the 42inch plasmascreen with the HDMI cable and watch films!
I upgraded to a new driver to see if it would help (using one of the driver packs made by nautis/dox in the 'discoveries on Vaio Z hybrid graphics' thread) but it has not helped at all, just made the 'stamina' setting even slower!
Will I get around a complete re-instal to factory settings?
I have a Vaio Z36GD (Asian version of the Z69). I recently cleaned the hard drive and reinstalled the OS from the recovery CD's I created when I originally purchased the machine.
I have run all the updates for Windows, BIOS, etc. Running VISTA Business 64 bit SP2.
For the most part, the machine is performing well.
However, the Vaio Smart Network utility seems to slow down the start-up process (it is always the last thing to become available...with a pause and the cursor clocking for about 10 seconds before it is complete). I don't have much else running at start-up (NIS 2010 and other standard utilities...pointer, etc.).
Anyway, can I remove or disable the Vaio Smart Network utility and still effective use and manage Wifi, Bluetooth, and LAN connections? Has anyone else noticed this performance issue and addressed it?
while im charing the laptop is a t tip top condition but if i remove the charger while the laptop plays any thing graphically intensive like a game it just blacks out boom without shutting down. even if i try starting the game without it charging it still blacks out when if starts redering the graphics ive tried every thing n i always meet a dead end
While playing GTA4 for a while on my DV5 I notice my temps are kind of high. The CPU hits 75 and 73 for each core and my GPU hits 70. Are these temps low enough to consistently play the game or do I need to find better cooling solutions?
I'm torn between buying the Asus G51VX-RX05 and the Macbook Pro (the 13-inch: 2.26GHz and I'll upgrade the memory to 4gig). I'm a fan of the portability of the Mac and its long battery life. I'm also annoyed with blue screens, error messages, and other frustrations of using Windows. However, I want to be able to play games on my laptop and I don't know if the Macbook Pro will be good enough for me.
The games I like are not current. They include Quake 3 Arena/Quake Live, Diablo 2, Soldiers of Fortune 2, and I heard Unreal Tournament 2004 is awesome, so maybe that too. I'm a big fan of first person shooters and I want to be able to play those games without it being slow. Having said that, can I have an enjoyable gaming experience playing these titles on a Mac (I don't plan on using bootcamp)?
I know the Mac platform isn't purchased for it's prevelent skills in the gaming world, however I know there are still some decent games kicking around that work. Essentially, I absolutely cannot adjust to a windows environment and need the protection and stability of my precious OS X so I'll be getting a MBP soon (havent decided if I want to hold out for a refresh or not.)
with that said, I'm curious as to what -IS- available for gaming?
I know Blizzard has some titles that work. WoW for example -Warcraft III -Starcrafc II
does Diablo 2 work fine? I know it's older so would there be any compatibility? Any RPG's or fun sim/strag/rts type games? Diablo 3 wont be out anytime before I die so I'm not holding my breath.
I recently found some really powerful stock/forex trading workstation software for OS X so that was essentially the last straw for me. Not that it's any importance to this thread at all, but I'm excited and felt the need to share.
it is pretty easy to find demo's for just about any game available for PC but the select games available for Mac I can't seem to find demo's of. One I am talking about specifically is Call of Duty 4. I would just go ahead and buy it for the PC and run it in boot camp like I do all my other games but I am curious to see how games run inside OS X. Anyone know where I can find some game demos for OS X?