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#1 FPS Basil

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 01:07 PM

Despite my Laptop having respectible components, intel core 2 duo processor at 2.0 GHz, 4GB of Ram and a 256mb geforce graphics card. (9series I think) and being pretty new. It will not run any games. Not even old ones such as counterstike 1.6 or simple new ones like some trials bike game from miniclip. Despite going on system requiremnts lab and it saying most games will run fine. Most crash on opneing and other having graphical issue and run at about 5FPS.

So I got Rivatune to see what was going on I found this:

GPU0 Default monitor connected

and

GPU1 unattached device and lists my graphics card.

Does this mean my graphics card is dormant and not being used or am I just wrong?

Thanks.




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Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:39 AM

GPU1 is for the external monitor output.
Unless you've got it hooked to a monitor, it's doing what it's supposed to.

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 06:14 AM

Some laptops have 2 cards, one for good battery life and 1 for gaming. See if you can't switch GPUs.

Edited by throwingks, 11 May 2009 - 06:16 AM.





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