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game sound and action choppy

by papa115 / November 11, 2010 1:44 AM PST

I have several games that for some reason the sound gets choppy and at the same time the action does also.
Sys Req lab gives this result for my latest try..The ball demo

Recommended: Dual core or better
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9000 @ 2.00GHz

Recommended: 2 GB
You Have: 8.0 GB

Recommended: Windows XP SP2, Vista, or Windows 7
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (build 7600), 64-bit

Video Card
Recommended: SM3 Compatible video card NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or better
You Have: GeForce GT 130M
Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Video RAM 256 MB 4.0 GB
Hardware T&L Yes Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.0

Sound Card
Recommended: Yes
You Have: NVIDIA High Definition Audio

Free Disk Space
Recommended: 1.5 GB
You Have: 208.3 GB
It seems i should be able to run it ,but it is so bad it becomes unplayable.



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Just a few thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 2:06 AM PST

1. You Have: GeForce GT 130M

That's not very high up for a GPU. You may have to reduce effects to lowest settings.

2. HOWEVER I too have an all too similar HP d4999t. I missed where you revealed the make and model but last week it became sluggish and a friend clued me to some firmware change for the hard disk drive. Now it's back to it's full speed. I haven't seen that one before.

Another note about this genre machine is that the speed is sluggish unless we install Intel's Matrix Storage Manager. And I apologize if Intel renames that again and again but you can figure that new name out.

In closing, sorry but I couldn't find the make and model.

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by papa115 / November 11, 2010 4:54 AM PST
In reply to: Just a few thoughts.

sorry for not including it..Hp HDX18T 1200 1G m130 8G system ram 7200 rpm wd hdd 16M .

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Ahh. Laptop gaming.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2010 4:58 AM PST
In reply to: HP

Always a fun adventure. I'd see if the intel matrix manager helps but given that it's a laptop with a barely gamer GPU you have to reduce the effects.

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by PKsteven / November 11, 2010 4:20 AM PST
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