Re: Refresh Screen problem with screen

I'll get back to you later today - it's late & our bed time

"Frenchy" wrote:

Anne wrote:
My hubby has the Acer 6920G laptop and has the problem of the screen freezing
and then flickering during game play on it. Acer have said this is a gaming
machine wich an NVidia graphic card but it's a chip.

How do we get driver updates for the NVidia chip? NVidia says chips cannot
not be updated!

My hubby is threatening the throw the laptop and all games in the bin -
please help us.

In Vista, Right click on a clear area of the screen and select PERSONALIZE.

Click THEME and change to, say WINDOWS CLASSIC

the tick OUT of the ENABLE TRANSPARENCY (if it is ticked) and then click
the line
"Open classic appearance properties for more color options"

Select WINDOWS VISTA BASIC (I am assuming the Aero is selected)

Cleick on EFFECTS on this same screen and take the ticks out of "show
shadows under menus" and Show windows content when dragging"

CLICK APPLY to get out.

All the above are lowering the background load on your Laptops graphics
card and will help.

One more thing, you should be able to access the NVIDIA Control panel,
either from the right hand tray icon or from right click menu on
desktop. If you can, in there select 3D settings and then select
"Adjust image settings with preview" Click to select "Let the 3D
application decide". Click APPLY at the bottom to get out of there.

What you have not said, is what games hubby is trying to run. Many
slightly older games require a tweak to run under Vista. After you have
tried the above, right click on the game Icon on the screen and select
PROPERTIES and then select the COMPATIBILITY Tab. Try selecting "Run
this program in compatibility mode for WinXP2" APPLY and try the game
from double clicking that icon. If that doesn't work go back to the
COMPATIBILITY tab and ALSO select "Run as administrator". If that
doesn't help go back again and take out the run as XP2 and just leave
the Administrator. You have to fiddle with these.

Above all, as someone else said, try lowering the quality settings
within the game controls. Lower Anti aliasing to 2 or zero for a start.
You should know your Laptop native resolution (Right click desktop,
and then PERSONALIZE and then display settings. Try running the game in
the SAME resolution as your laptop.

Report back, especially with what game(s) are giving problems and I will
post some more ideas