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Laptop question

By ptitterington
Oct 23, 2002
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  1. I have just got a Dell laptop with 2.2 Mobile pent, 256dd ram and a Geforce 2 go 32 meg Graphics.

    I have installed A game Starship Titanic and It freezes early on in the opening part.

    It works fine on my home machine which is lower spec but better graphics.

    I have tried to update the driver to 30.82 but all appeared well but I got stuck in a really poor setting and had to uninstall.

    The driver is currently 2.9.6.0 10.05.2002 could this be the problem, or are laptop drivers different.??

    xp home on both.

    Also on all three machines I have been able to download sp1 but eaxh time the instillation has failed.

    thanks:(
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,309   +265

    Sounds like you are using the Windows XP drivers that get installed by the OS. Can you run any opengl applications at all? My video drivers are at 28.35 for my laptop, and I assume we use similar (unified) drivers. The drivers used on desktop video cards do not work properly with the Go versions of NVidia products. Check Dell's site (That's where I got mine) for the video drivers.

    LNCPapa
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,309   +265

  4. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Many thanks Ill try that
  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

  6. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,309   +265

    Thanks Arris - the only reason I'm right on this stuff is because I've been so wrong in the past and broken my own stuff first :dead: . I managed to reinstall the desktop detonators over and over on my laptop - only to figure out that it wasn't working for me. I'm good at breaking things early - so when other people get around to it I've figured it out already.

    LNCPapa
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,551   +97

    Yeah I know how you feel LNCPapa... most of anything that I can call knowledge that I possess comes from being one of the first to break something relatively new ;)
  8. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    Thanks, now to figure out which one is the latest, mine appear to be by date nearly the newest.

    Hope its not another issue.
  9. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    Some detonators do have support for GF2/4Go, but not all do. www.guru3d.com has a large selection of drivers.
  10. ptitterington

    ptitterington TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 376

    It appears to have done the trick many thanks.:grinthumb
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