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Windows 7: Changes to Total War? Having trouble....

18 May 2010   #1
Volfan996

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Changes to Total War? Having trouble....

Hi all,

Well I used to play Rome: Total War on my computer with no problems. I recently picked up a copy of Napoleon: Total War and I having having problems.

Even on the lowest settings possible I am not running close to smooth.

Windows says that I am running the latest version of my nVidia driver so that shouldn't be an issue.

Besides getting an entirely new PC (which I need to do anyway), can someone check out my specs and advise me as to what to do?

Thanks


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18 May 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi Volfan996,

What were the specs on your old computer? Or if it's the same computer - what OS were you running RTW on successfully?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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18 May 2010   #3
Volfan996

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Same computer. I was running Rome on Vista 32 bit with 2 GB RAM

Now I am running Win 7 64 bit with 4 GB RAM
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19 May 2010   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well you are running on a laptop, dont expect the same performance as a desktop PC and thats quite an old graphics chip you have.
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19 May 2010   #5
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Since you have Win7 Pro, you could install RTW in XP Mode: Download Windows XP Mode

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 May 2010   #6
Tommyd

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

His problem is that laptops cannot run Napoleon Total War, the GPU is no where near powerful enough, especially as it is integrated.
Installing R:TW in XP mode won't help N:TW work...
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20 May 2010   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tommyd View Post
His problem is that laptops cannot run Napoleon Total War, the GPU is no where near powerful enough, especially as it is integrated.
Installing R:TW in XP mode won't help N:TW work...
I must have totally missed the word 'Napoleon' in the OP! I thought we were talking about RTW all along, I apologize. But Tommyd is right, NTW will not run on your machine Volfan996.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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21 May 2010   #8
Volfan996

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tommyd View Post
His problem is that laptops cannot run Napoleon Total War, the GPU is no where near powerful enough, especially as it is integrated.
Installing R:TW in XP mode won't help N:TW work...
I must have totally missed the word 'Napoleon' in the OP! I thought we were talking about RTW all along, I apologize. But Tommyd is right, NTW will not run on your machine Volfan996.

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Thanks for the help, I figured that it wouldn't. I'm really glad that I have found this forum because I honestly don't know jack about computer hardware.

So I have been shopping around looking at laptops and perhaps you can assist me. I have been wanting to upgrade for a few months now but I have been hesitant. I need a new one not just for gaming but to run cs4-5 and other programs.

Can you point me in the right direction. Thanks!

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21 May 2010   #9
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

No problem. You could try using Windows PC Scout, it's a great tool if you know the sort of tasks you'll be doing but not necessarily what specs they require.

What's your price range?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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22 May 2010   #10
Volfan996

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the tool. It recommends the Asus G51JX-A1

What do you think?

I am willing to spend up to $1500
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