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PostSubject: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 10:08 am

Okay any techy's about?

Right, so I wanted to play Halo 2 for ages now. Now I finally have a decent enough laptop to play it, I thought why not try and installing it. But unfortunatly, my base score isn't high enough to play it... You need minimum of 3, and I got 2, let down my graphics...

So I went into DXDiag and heres what I found:

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Card name: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
    Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
        Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 950
        DAC type: Internal
      Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_27A2&SUBSYS_54051558&REV_03
  Display Memory: 251 MB
 Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
    Shared Memory: 251 MB
    Current Mode: 1400 x 1050 (32 bit) (60Hz)

So my initial thoughts were, 'hang on, I got 251 MB shouldn't I be able to play a 128 minimum game? So I went about updating drivers if that helped, but they were updated... So I went into display and looked at intels software thats built in, everything had checked out so I couldn't understand.

I went into device manager and the it hit me. I looked at the properties and heres what turned up:

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Driver Version:      7.14.10.1437
Operating System:      Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate* ,  (6.0.6000)
Default Language:      English
DirectX* Version:      10.0
Physical Memory:      1013 MB
Minimum Graphics Memory:   8 MB
Maximum Graphics Memory:   251 MB
Graphics Memory in Use:   69 MB
Processor:      x86 family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Speed:      1861 MHZ

So I had only 64 MB of dedicated video memory, and I needed 128 to play Halo 2. But Since I could display Aero, which needs 128 MB I was a bit confused... Obviously Video and Display are different then...

I was thinking about increaseing RAM to 2 GB since I had 1 in, and then increasing shared video ram to 128 in the BIOS, which then I could play HALO 2. Any of you guys think about what I should do? Is that the right thing to do, or should I look for a graphics card for laptops, or a PCI-Express?
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PostSubject: Re: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 11:18 am

Well for now at least you could buy halo 1 for pc. It doesn't take much of a system to run it and it looks pretty damn sweet even online :\
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PostSubject: Re: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 11:32 am

Got it lol.. yeah halo ce works fine...
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PostSubject: Re: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 11:51 am

Cool whats your Profile name thing? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 6:10 pm

Stezz tongue if your on sometime ill play ya wink
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PostSubject: Re: Chipset problems.. September 17th 2008, 6:52 pm

Sweet :/ Sorry I digressed from your problem happy
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