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Joe7

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I am using vista on a hp pavillion a1710n desktop and currently have GeForce 6150LE video card. I am trying to run Great Planes Real Flight G4.5 which recommends I use a: 3D accelerated video with, 32MB dedicated video memory, full windows DirectX 9 compliant (pixel shader 2.0 support).

My problem is the graphics are choppy and very slow which makes this whole program kind of useless to me because of this. The more detailed the airports are the worse it gets, Everything is soooooo slowwwww!!

Is this because of the video card?

From what I can see and please correct me if I am wrong but my video card seems to already meet their system requirements??? Or not, honestly I do not know a whole lot about computers but really want to solve my issue so I can enjoy my software.

Please help.

Thanks.

Joe
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The problem with video cards in laptops is that they can't be upgraded. The on-board card in the laptop uses your RAM as it's memory. Even though RAM is fast, this still slows the computer down. Open your Task Manager, and leave it running while you play the game. Then quickly go back to the TM and view the CPU usage and Memory usage. Maybe increasing your RAM will help. Or if the memory usage is high, try stopping some of the excess programs that are running. That will be about all you can do for your system when it comes to video improvement on a laptop
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This computer is not a laptop, it is a desktop. HP Pavilion a1710n, current video card id GE Force 6150 LE. Sorry for any confusion.
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