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Windows Vista games running in software rendering mode

  1. #1


    lily40au Guest

    Windows Vista games running in software rendering mode

    I am having the same problem as others purchasing a brand new system and
    32-bit Vista OS in that the standard games that came with Vista are running
    in software rendering mode, which results in them playing extremely slow (eg
    moving a card in solitaire takes 1-2 seconds). The system also identifies a
    base number of 1.0 for games, and requires 2.0 to play them adequately.

    My systems specs are:
    Intel E7200 2.53 GHz
    500GB HD
    512 MB Nvidia 8800
    3BG DDR2 RAM

    My system is only 2 weeks old, and this is really frustrating because the
    scores for everything else the system does are at least 5.4.

    Can anybody assist with how I can change the system to not run in software
    rendering mode, or with any other suggestions.

    Thanks in advance

    Susan

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Lee Phillips Guest

    Re: Windows Vista games running in software rendering mode

    lily40au wrote:

    > I am having the same problem as others purchasing a brand new system and
    > 32-bit Vista OS in that the standard games that came with Vista are running
    > in software rendering mode, which results in them playing extremely slow (eg
    > moving a card in solitaire takes 1-2 seconds). The system also identifies a
    > base number of 1.0 for games, and requires 2.0 to play them adequately.
    >
    > My systems specs are:
    > Intel E7200 2.53 GHz
    > 500GB HD
    > 512 MB Nvidia 8800
    > 3BG DDR2 RAM
    >
    > My system is only 2 weeks old, and this is really frustrating because the
    > scores for everything else the system does are at least 5.4.
    >
    > Can anybody assist with how I can change the system to not run in software
    > rendering mode, or with any other suggestions.
    >
    > Thanks in advance
    >
    > Susan
    The Nvidia 8800 should give you a games score well above 5.0. A ten year
    old card could probably manage a better score than 1.0

    It sound to me like the drivers for the card aren't installed and Vista
    is using the basic VGA driver instead just so you have something on the
    monitor.

    Go to www.nvidia.com and download the latest drivers and all should be well.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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