Cadet57
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Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 9:52 am

I have an averatec 3150 laptop with a S3 Pro Savage8 card with 32 mb's shared video. My question is that i installed gta3 today and it runs pretty decent just the textures dont look great and some take awhile to load. I know the card isnt the greatest, but is it cuz its shared mem? The game is designed to run on much lower end pc's IE: P3... so Any idea what the problem is?


Oh,

Other specs

1.4amd xp1600

224mb's ram

30gig hdd
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TedTAce
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:14 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter):
1.4amd xp1600

224mb's ram

Yeah.... Shared memory: uummm hummm


On the bright side: for about $500, you should be able to get something from this century.
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:17 am

Yeah laptops aren't ideal for gaming due to the shared memory.
 
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:36 am

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 2):
Yeah laptops aren't ideal for gaming due to the shared memory.

Mine is...A Dell XPS with 2Ghz Centrino, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 17" widescreen and a 256MB nVidia 6800GT video card.

Seriously though, you need something better if you want to play games on a laptop. Nothing fancy as mine but at least get rid of the shared memory.
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:45 am

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
A Dell XPS

That's quite new, isnt it?

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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:48 am

Built in the midlle of last year. A few of us in our company have them for application development and contact center scripting though I did load Tiger Woods 2006 on it when I was out in SFO. It worked great and oh that big beautiful screen.
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 10:51 am

I'm a simmer, but I also use my computer for work.

Would you recommend it?

Prince range (CDN, please)?

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Cadet57
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 9:00 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
On the bright side: for about $500, you should be able to get something from this century.

ya ummmm, for 375 this works just fine for my needs  sarcastic  unless that 1.8ghz 256mb's of ram and a 40gig hdd from dell is just your ticket  sarcastic 
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RE: Laptop Video Card Question

Fri May 05, 2006 9:03 pm

Laptop memory can be picked up reasonably cheap. Buy like 1GB of SODIMM and you might be good to go.
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