updating video driver
Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:04 AM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:15 AM
Do you even know when that driver was written? It's probably not any newer than any of the other ones I found. Even if the driver works, you do not know if it is better than the one you already have.
right but what about this driver "8-3_xp32-64_sb_59746.exe" that i had first mentioned- i found it off a site that has different driver downloads but i cant seem to find a link that will actually let me use it - the site i found it on said it would work for my card
Edited by Sarah Jane Smith, 13 April 2008 - 04:15 AM.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:29 AM
Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:19 AM
kaz- is the bottlenecking from the computer being to fast for the video card or the video card to fast for the computer
Means it is a slow cpu by current standards. Too slow to run oblivion well.
Bottle neck: bottleneck is a phenomenon where the performance or capacity of an entire system is severely limited by a single component.
Means it is as fast as it is going to get.
It will not get better.
It is at its maximum.
It has reached it limit.
Suitable for certain tasks only.
If you read what I posted about the requirements of the Oblivion game, It stated a 2 ghz as minimum. You have a 1.7 ghz chip.
If you have something less that what is required you are limited.
You made up for a bit of the requirement by upping the ram from 512 to 1gb to make minimum ram needs.
burning my computer out with oblivion
You mean you might be using up all of the resources your computer has to offer at the moment. Yes. Understand A application does not BURN anything. It just runs and uses resources. Cpu, Ram, Drive space.
Sounds like you are getting more to the root of your issue, the computer is not running as well as it once does.
lately the cpu usage goes up to 100% just from running one tab on mozilla from youtube when i was previously able to run 5 without a problem could i be burning my computer out with oblivion?
The only answer for that is get more and better performing resources or remove applications so less is running.
Brings us full circle again, you cant change your cpu, you cant change your video card. You can add some memory and a bigger harddrive. But your laptop is what it is.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:33 PM
when you mentioned about bottlenecking i meant which is the cause of the bottleneck is the cpu the cause of the bottleneck or the video card but i guess from what you wrote that its the cpu
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