Re: Refresh Screen problem with screen
- From: Anne <Anne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:23:01 -0700
It didn't work as the link to the site asked for money to be paid before
anything could be downloaded but I didn't see the site - I had to go out &
trusted hubby to do it himself.
I have sorted out the problem myself - we took out all the games, then I
went into the registry and took all items out that were left behind by the
games. I then told him to install one of the games, which he did after a
defrag. We updated something - not a driver - and a check disk this morning
and now everything is running okay as far as I can see.
It's helping me learn about Vista but I still won't use it - more buggy than
my XP has ever been. I've had hardly any problems with it and none for about
18 months to 2 years.
Thank you for all the help you gave, I'm just sorry none of it worked.
For a latop you can not obtain a driver update from the Nvidia.com Website..
Try again at the sites I suggested in my previous post.
"Anne" <Anne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
We tried updating the drivers - kept getting an error message saying that
because it was a laptop, it couldn't be done!!!
We went to where we buy our games from, mentioned the proplem to him and
said it sounded as if it was the virtual memory not clearing out. Being
computer savvy than hubby I had a feeling it was that. He's not the sort
listen when he's made his mind up about something and is usually peering
The guy at the shop is a PC game tech and a computer tech. He'd had the
thing happen with one of his games and recommended that we download some
software program that fixes it. So I will be asking for a link to download
in another question.
Thank you everyone who has been giving us the help they have. Thank you
You should be able to get the latest drivers for the Nvidia card/chip for
your laptop at the Acer Website. Actually laptops do use cards instead
chips mounted on their MOBOS so they can offer laptops with different
However, the laptop has to be completely taken apart to change the
What model Nvidia chip does the laptop have?
You can also check at laptops2go.com for a driver update.
"Frenchy" <invalid@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
My hubby has the Acer 6920G laptop and has the problem of the screenIn Vista, Right click on a clear area of the screen and select
freezing and then flickering during game play on it. Acer have said
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
please help us.
Click THEME and change to, say WINDOWS CLASSIC
From the Same PERSONALIZE Menu, select WINDOWS COLOR & APPEARANCE Take
tick OUT of the ENABLE TRANSPARENCY (if it is ticked) and then click
"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
If you can, in there select 3D settings and then select "Adjust image
settings with preview" Click to select "Let the 3D application
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
tried the above, right click on the game Icon on the screen and select
PROPERTIES and then select the COMPATIBILITY Tab. Try selecting "Run
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
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
the game controls. Lower Anti aliasing to 2 or zero for a start. You
should know your Laptop native resolution (Right click desktop, and
PERSONALIZE and then display settings. Try running the game in the
resolution as your laptop.
Report back, especially with what game(s) are giving problems and I
post some more ideas