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System requirements lab tells me I need to upgrade my video card in my HP elitebook 6930p laptop in order to run flight simulator X.  I haven't a clue on which one to get or if there is a way to upg rade. How do I tell which one's will fit my laptop. I'm attaching what SRL stated

 

any help in picking out a video card for my pc is appreciated.


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Hello wylli501

 

Unfortunately not all notebooks can have their graphics solution upgraded, your video is provided by an integrated chip which is the 4500MHD and is not a card that can be swapped out.

Notebook specs here

4500MHD information here

 

Your notebook specs surpass the requirements to run flight simulator X see here

 

No SRL report attached btw


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Thank you for your response to my query. It gives me a little better understanding of why I couldn't find a video card. However  I can't get flight simulator to load in my laptop.  It gets all the way to the end and then reports a problem. System requirements lab reports a failure with the video card if I'm reading it right.  

 

red_x.gif Video Card Minimum: 32 MB 100% DirectX 9.0c video card with Pixel Shader 2.0 You Have: Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card     Required You Have green_checkmark_small.gif Video RAM 32 MB 764.1 MB green_checkmark_small.gif 3D Yes Yes green_checkmark_small.gif Pixel Shader version 2.0 4.0 green_checkmark.gif DirectX version Minimum: 9.0c You Have: 11.0
 
 

 

Is it that I need to load a updated driver? Do you think this will clear my problem?  Thanking you in advance for your assistance.


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Apologies for the delay wylli501, I was called to business away from home and have not been near a computer for a couple of days   :( 

 

Try the program installer/uninstaller to remove the present failed install and then start afresh, see here

 

The system information above does not correspond with that of your notebook specs, the 4500M HD video chip for example is DX10 and pixel shader 4.0 capable.

 

If a clean install does not work, download then run Speccy and post the resultant url for us, this will tell us the correct spec information, details here


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Hi 

 

Thanks for getting back to me. I tried a reinstall but got an error message when I tried to register FSX.

 

I hope I copied enough information from Speccy. When I tried to copy/paste it all the page kept crashing so I'm pasting what I hope is what you need. 

 

Summary
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz 38 °C
Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
2.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 30DB (Intel Genuine processor) 45 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1280x800@60Hz)
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (HP)
Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (HP)
Storage
149GB Seagate ST9160412AS (SATA) 40 °C
Optical Drives
hp DVD RW AD-7561S
Audio
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
Computer type: Notebook
Installation Date: 6/20/2013 1:26:36 PM
Serial Number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Windows Security Center
User Account Control (UAC) Disabled
Firewall Enabled
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Install at Set Scheduled time
Schedule Frequency Every Day
Schedule Time 3:00 AM
Windows Defender
Windows Defender Disabled
Antivirus
Antivirus Enabled
Company Name Microsoft
Display Name Microsoft Security Essentials
Product Version 4.5.216.0
Virus Signature Database Up to date
.NET Frameworks installed
v4.5 Full
v4.5 Client
v3.5 SP1
v3.0 SP2
v2.0 SP2
Internet Explorer
Version 11.0.9600.17107
PowerShell
Version 3.0
Environment Variables
USERPROFILE C:\Users\Presbyterian
SystemRoot C:\Windows
User Variables
TEMP C:\Users\Presbyterian\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP C:\Users\Presbyterian\AppData\Local\Temp
Machine Variables
ComSpec C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
configsetroot C:\Windows\ConfigSetRoot
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK NO
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS 2
OS Windows_NT
Path C:\Windows\system32
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\System32\Wbem
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
PATHEXT .COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL 6
PROCESSOR_REVISION 170a
PSModulePath C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\
TEMP C:\Windows\TEMP
TMP C:\Windows\TEMP
USERNAME SYSTEM
windir C:\Windows
windows_tracing_flags 3
windows_tracing_logfile C:\BVTBin\Tests\installpackage\csilogfile.log
Battery
AC Line Online
Battery Charge % 88 %
Battery State Unknown status
Remaining Battery Time Unknown
Power Profile
Active power scheme Balanced
Hibernation Enabled
Turn Off Monitor after: (On AC Power) 10 min
Turn Off Monitor after: (On Battery Power) 5 min
Turn Off Hard Disk after: (On AC Power) 20 min
Turn Off Hard Disk after: (On Battery Power) 10 min
Suspend after: (On AC Power) 30 min
Suspend after: (On Battery Power) 15 min
Screen saver Disabled
 
Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give.

Edited by phillpower2, 28 May 2014 - 03:06 AM.
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Hello wylli501

 

We need the actual url ( which does not contain your product key ) as what you have post does not provide all of the information that we need.

 

 

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Sorry I am taking so long to respond but I'm a real dunce with this stuff.  I can't figure out how to get the information you need. I have posed the question to Speccy support and will get back to you when they respond.  The thumbnail you have is different from what I get. I even paid for the pro version but that hasn't been a help. I'm open to any ideas in the meantime.


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Sorry to hear that you are having problems with Speccy  :(

 

Too late now but paying for Speccy was unnecessary, what is the actual problem that you are having.

 

Steps: Run Speccy, when the report is generated left click/highlight the browser bar as shown in my previous screenshot, once highlighted right click on it, select copy, when you next reply right click at the end of any text that you may input, select paste and you should then see your url which will be the same as the following example http://speccy.pirifo...1DnQOuJaDPOADIC


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I must be a complete dunce because when I click on speccy I don't get a browser bar it just gives me an analysis of my pc. I posted a question to them about that and they haven't responded for 2 days (despite my question being marked priority by them) I'm at a total loss.


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To publish a Speccy profile to the Web:

  1. In Speccy, click File, and then click Publish Snapshot.
  2. In the Publish Snapshot dialog box, click Yes to enable Speccy to proceed.
  3. Speccy publishes the profile and displays a second Publish Snapshot. You can open the URL in your default browser, copy it to the clipboard, or close the dialog box.

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I hope I got it right this time

 

http://speccy.pirifo...rZkxAknjKKZRFtt

 

I believe this is the url you want

 

Thanks again for your guidance.


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Thank you for your perseverance :thumbsup: 

 

Speccy confirms that your specs meet the system requirements and Game Debate states that your GPU will play the Gold Edition, see here

 

Please run dxdiag and post a screenshot like the first one here

 

To capture and post a screenshot;

 

Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

 

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.


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I having trouble with the screen shot part I cant seem to get the screen shot to happen even though I think I followed the directions  alt + prtscrn.


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Try Click on the PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.


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I think I finally figured it out   function + prtsc   

 

 

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