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Dreamscene Problem...Faster Graphics Card??

gtiboy

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#1
Hi all,

I currently have a problem with running dreamscene, it slows my computer down when running it, as soon as I open up other windows. Also moving windows around the desktop is noticebly slower, along with the fact dreamscene stutters.

I currently use a Nvidia Geforce 7300se which is intergrated graphics.

I was looking to upgrade to a cheap ATI HD3450 graphics card to solve this problem.

Does anyone here know if the HD3450 will speed up dreamscene to its optimal level along with using and opening up windows without slow downs?
 

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    Intel Pentium D820 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
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    2GB DDR2 Corsair Value Select
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    Nvidia Geforce 7300SE
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    Asus Xonar Essence STX
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    Sony SDME-E96D 19" LCD Monitor
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#2
gtiboy

Any chance we could get your system specs. you can fill them in in the lower left corner.

We need to know what kind of hardware you have

Ken
 

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    Dell Inspiron E 1405
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    2@2.0
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    4 gigs
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    integrated intel 945
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    integrated
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gtiboy

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#3
Updated my specs, Just wondering if my problem with dreamscene is GPU related, since Vista is heavy on system resources such as Aero.
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell Imedia 1559
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D820 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
    Memory
    2GB DDR2 Corsair Value Select
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 7300SE
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony SDME-E96D 19" LCD Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    160HD
    PSU
    250Watt
#4
yes it would help..... and thats about the best you could get without upgrading your psu..... i can't say how much it would help... but it would be better than your integrated
 

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    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
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    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
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    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
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    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
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    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
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    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
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    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
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    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
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    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
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    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
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    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
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#5
you should have one open pci-e slot.... a 3450 in that would make things better
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
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    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

gtiboy

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#6
Yeah I do have a pcie slot, so you reckon a HD3450 would do the job?

what would say for the specs of the HD3450 against the 7300SE, have the specs on the gpureview website below.

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell Imedia 1559
    CPU
    Intel Pentium D820 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache
    Memory
    2GB DDR2 Corsair Value Select
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 7300SE
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony SDME-E96D 19" LCD Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    160HD
    PSU
    250Watt
#7
it might...... if you have a little bit of a budget though.... the best thing to do would be to get a slightly better psu.... (like a 400 watt) and a HD3650 or a HD3870..... and then you would def would have no problems.....
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer, Aspire M1201\Custom Build
    CPU
    AMD Athlon X2 5000+ @ 2.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    Acer Micro-ATX Motherboard
    Memory
    2x2gb Patriot Viper DDR2 PC6400 @ 800mhz Dual Channel SLI Edition (4-4-4-12)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI HD3870 with 512mb GDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD 7.1 Onboard Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Acer X223 Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 X 1050
    Hard Drives
    320gb Western Digital SATA II (Ubuntu 9.10)
    500gb Seagate SATA II
    1tb Seagate SATA II (Vista Home Premium)
    PSU
    ULTRA X3 600 Watt Modular
    Case
    NZXT Tempest (The Airflow King) 2x 140mm Fans, 4x 120mm Fans
    Cooling
    1x 135mm In PSU, 1x 70mm On CPU, And 1x 120mm On GPU
    Mouse
    Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X6
    Internet Speed
    6 Mbs Down 1 Mbs Up
    Other Info
    AVerMedia 1500MCE TV Tuner
    Logitech X540 5.1 Surround Sound

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