Video Hardware Controller? (laptop)
Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:41 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:47 PM
A few thoughts initially...
1. what make is the laptop really? I assume it's a Dell if this is whats stamped or written on the base but the bios setup screen should confirm this anyway
2. You can probably determine the video controller from the system chipset (generally speaking, if you have an Intel chipset, you can often work out what the Intel video controller is). Run Everest or look in device manager to find out
3. Has your friend tried disabling the anti-malware & anti-virus software when he plays games?
Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:53 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 09:42 PM
The problem may actually be connected to the fact that he's running 64 bit Windows. Are these games 64bit or 32?
Also advise him to try disabling the AV & Anti malware stuff while disconnected - if he's not connected to anything, then he can't get infected or hacked into ( I realise you already know this so tell him to stop being so paranoid!)
What does device manager report the chipset to be?
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