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Windows 7: new graphics card

24 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
new graphics card

Hello all this is my first post here as i have just installed a fresh clean install of windows 7 on my dell xps 1530 laptop.I originally had windows xp on it which ran without no problems at all.So everythings grand except for a couple of small problems which i was wondering if anybody on here knew of how to fix or even any forums or anything where id be better of askin the question.

Went to play a game of chess and as it loaded up i got a popup saying.."Hardware acceleration is either disabled or not supported by your video card driver.Make sure you have the latest video card driver and hardware acceleration is turned on"..Stil lets me play just not in the old style 2d way unlike the new glossy version on some vista machines ive seen.Watching you tube videos and everything else works grand though.Also gaming graphics and graphics in the performance info and tools index on windows is a 1.0 were as everything else is 5.5 or 6..I know my laptop had a proper nvidea gforce video card(think it was nvidea nforce) and also played football manager and the likes without a bother?

Have gone onto numurous websites and googled everything but everything i download seems to say not suitable for this hardware or something along those lines?Cheers for taking the time out to read this and any help would be greatly appreciated!

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24 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit

hm did you try a driver update?
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26 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Welcome to seven forums wardides: Would you go into device manager and expand the view of your display adapter so we can see what card you have or if it just says standard VGA. Also are you using 32 or 64 bit windows? Thanks
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