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Highly dissapointed with 6770m VS Generals Zero Hour !!

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May 21, 2012 9:19:25 AM

hi

i just got my 6170se couple days ago
i updated everything available in HP support assistant

when i play generals zero hour and set everything to the highest detail and resolution.. and play VS 3 enemies.. it lags when there is an attack for less than 1 sec from time to time espcially when an plane or anything blow up so some nice graphics needed for the fire after the blow up

for the switchable graphics problem.. from bios i changed the switching mode from dynamic into fixed to be sure that the ATI graphics card is the running one ( dont knw how to mointor it )

i still have inter HD icon in the tray dont knw if that means it is running or not

when i right click on desktop -- screen resolution -- advanced -- adapter
i find it is the ati graphics card (on system video memory: it is 0 MB not sure wt does that mean )



1- is it the problem ? that it only dont switch on right time for heavy duty applications ? or just it doesnt work at all without the right update

2- how can i mointor which gpu i'm using when i play a game or something ?

3- how can i test the performance of the gpu ?

4- is it normal for the generals ZH lags ? it is an old game from 2003 or something ! ( it is a cracked direct play version so may it has some problems from the game itself ? )

5- if i made tried bios update for another model ( as my laptop doesnt have any drivers or updates on the web site dont knw why ) and something went wrong.. can i from bios make a factory restore ? wt is the wariest case can happen ?

6- any advice ?

thanks in advance
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 9:23:12 AM

Stop spamming the forums with your issue. Its against the forums ToS.
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 9:23:57 AM

Its not your video card.I've got the same problem.I think the game is too old to run well on Windows 7.
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May 21, 2012 9:32:33 AM

im new here
thought it is different places if it is a Question or Discussion
May 21, 2012 9:33:58 AM

Kamen_bg: do u have a different graphics card and same problem ?

dont knw how can i test it to be sure it is a game issue nt a gpu issue ?

thnx
May 21, 2012 9:40:08 AM

was a great game in its day but the multiplayer is always buggy as hell with sync errors and crashes in general. to be honest get rid of all the garbage bloatware that hp puts on it you would be supprised how much that alone slows your system, i try to avoid laptops in general but just remember that a 6770m is only half the card of the desktop variety

"i find it is the ati graphics card (on system video memory: it is 0 MB not sure wt does that mean )" the ati card will have its own dedicated memory chips where as the intel gpu uses system memory

there are plenty of programs to test gpu 3dmark etc

check what power setup you are using does it change when plugged into the wall
a c 271 U Graphics card
May 21, 2012 12:23:18 PM

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  • Highly dissapointed with 6770m VS Generals Zero Hour
    a b U Graphics card
    May 21, 2012 1:29:58 PM

    not sure how much research you did before buying but the benchmarks are not good.
    maybe you should lower the settings...

    see for your self http://3dmark.com/3dm11/2825373



    3DMark Score

    P1871


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Graphics Score

    1666


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Physics Score

    6714


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Combined Score

    1617


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    GraphicsTest1

    8.63 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest2

    8.12 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest3

    9.63 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest4

    4.78 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    PhysicsTest

    21.32 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    CombinedTest

    7.52 FPS




    Settings



    Default settings used
    Yes
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Edition
    Basic
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Screen Width
    1280
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Screen Height
    720
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Msaa Sample Count
    1
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Texture Filtering Mode
    Trilinear
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Max Af Anisotropy
    1
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Tessellation Detail
    5
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Max Tessellation Factor
    10
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ShadowMapSize
    5
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Shadow Cascade Count
    4
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Surface Shadow Sample Count
    16
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Volumetric Illumination Quality
    5
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ambient Occlusion Quality
    5
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Depth Of Field Quality
    5
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enable Window Mode
    Off
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enable Vertical Sync
    Off
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enable Triple Buffering
    Off
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Enable Wireframe
    Off
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Color Saturation
    100%
    May 21, 2012 10:06:52 PM

    here r my resuts using 3dnark11 basic edition
    and from preset i choose Performance 1280X720 ( 720p)
    and from Run: benchmarks only


    3Mark Score

    P1516


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Graphics Score

    1347


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Physics Score

    5613


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Combined Score

    1319


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    GraphicsTest1

    7.1 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest2

    6.56 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest3

    7.72 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    GraphicsTest4

    3.85 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    PhysicsTest

    17.82 FPS


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    CombinedTest

    6.14 FPS
    May 23, 2012 1:29:10 AM

    any advice ? is my computer is affected with the bios problem ? how will that affect it's performance
    !