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Display Memory, BIOS and All Things Evil


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OK, im gunna level with you all - I'm a noob. A big one, but i recently rebought Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth II and after installing it it wont let me actually get into the game. I checked the EA EasyInfo thing on the disc and it claims the only thing i "fail" on is the display memory. The game require 64mb but i apparently have o.o. Now i use the word "apparently" because as previously mentioned i have had the game already and it worked just fine. The only thing i have done since selling and rebuying is formatted my laptop. I've upgraded all the sony upgrades from the website yet it still hits me with the same message (which basically says i need direct x 9.0 (which i have) or a new card). I thought i might need to go on my bios (phoenix R004RJ2) and bump up the display memory but on BIOS i can't find any way to do this ie i cant find anything relating to display memory.
Anyone got any other suggestions?
Thanks, Griff
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Hi,

Can you get a log for me please.

Please can you download and install Everest from HERE
Once its installed (leave all of the options just keep pressing next) double click on the shortcut.
Then once its running:
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post

Don't include anything under the line "DEBUG- PCI". The attached picture can be used for reference

~Thanks~ :)

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--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer LAPTOP (LAPTOP)
Generator Owner
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2009-07-25
Time 11:45


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name LAPTOP (LAPTOP)
User Name Owner

Motherboard:
CPU Type Mobile Intel Pentium M 740J, 1733 MHz (13 x 133)
Motherboard Name Sony Corporation VGN-FS980
Motherboard Chipset Intel Alviso-G i915GM
System Memory 1014 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (05/19/06)

Display:
Video Adapter Intel GMA 900
3D Accelerator Intel GMA 900

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - High Definition Audio Controller [B-1]

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel® 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F
Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK8025GAS (80 GB, 4200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
Optical Drive SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 76308 MB (24437 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Alps Pointing-device for VAIO

Network:
Network Adapter Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Network Adapter MAC Bridge Miniport - Packet Scheduler Miniport (192.168.2.10)

Peripherals:
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB1 Controller Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - USB Universal Host Controller [B-1]
USB2 Controller Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M - Enhanced USB2 Controller [B-1]
Battery Microsoft AC Adapter
Battery Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery


This what your looking for? Hope it helps
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Also, dont know if this will help but iv got a print screen of EA EasyInfo
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Hi,

Yeah attach that also if you've got it. I'm just getting some point together to give you so if you can upload that it will help.

Also just to clarify you have run this game on this laptop before?

Thanks

Edited by rev_olie, 25 July 2009 - 05:18 AM.

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Yeah played it before on this laptop, but since then iv uninstalled and sold the game, & formatted the laptop. Thanks for all your help btw :)

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Right ok.

EA is showing a very low graphics card driver version. Its possible that the easy system isn't compatible with your graphics chip but we will try an update to make sure. I know you said you did some updates but its worth a shot:
  • Click Here to start the Intel's driver update scan
  • Click on the Check your system for the latest drivers button
  • This will download the plugin and check for updates.

There could be a yellow bar that appears. If it does click it once and choose allow. Also make sure you have any pop up blockers disabled.

Then reply back with whether it has updated or not, also checking the game to test.

Edited by rev_olie, 25 July 2009 - 05:45 AM.

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Thank you, it worked perfectly :) The game now works and everything is good in the world. Thanks alot for your help rev_olie, you made it real easy thanks
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Good job Rev_olie. :) :) :rolleyes:
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Awesome nice to know its sorted out :)

Post back if you've got any more query's or problems

Thanks rshaffer61 nice to know the best are looking over :)
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