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# 15349 17-Aug-2007 15:59
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Ahoy

Have a Compaq V3209 dual AMD core, 1Gb ram, running Vista basic, with a GeForce 6600 integrated card.

Great little lappie, looks sexy as, goes well enough and does heaps.
Only issue is gaming. I know it's not designed for gaming, but it runs slow on most stuff. Eg: Red faction 2 on average to poor settings.
I've read of people running far more advanced games on this card sweet as, with Vista and with 1Gb ram. Is there anyway to boost the performance of the card easily? Damn Vista has me confused. It's like an Alfa Romeo, great to look at, but troublesome

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  # 82726 17-Aug-2007 16:16
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You would really need 2GB RAM to run Vista smoothly.  Remember, some older games are not optimised for Vista. 6600 cannot really handle serious gaming.



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  # 82728 17-Aug-2007 16:21
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Yeah I suspected as much... Love how Vista looks as well. Hmmm, might have to consider upgrading the ram. Hate to think what Vista on 512 is like...

 
 
 
 


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  # 82729 17-Aug-2007 16:25
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Man, Vista on 512mb RAM would be a dog!  Hahahahaha.



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  # 83302 22-Aug-2007 11:27
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haha yeh Vista on 512mb is a pain in the proverbial to use.


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  # 83450 23-Aug-2007 09:44
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Upgrading your RAM will help alot but you might also want to consider upgrading the graphics card as well.


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  # 83454 23-Aug-2007 10:03
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Rachon:
Upgrading your RAM will help alot but you might also want to consider upgrading the graphics card as well.

It's a laptop so that isn't possible.

2Gb will make Vista run a lot better!



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  # 83477 23-Aug-2007 12:55
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Yeah integrated card and all that

Vista runs really well, I even have a basic CAD type program running with media player, several IE pages up and photoshop all going at once with almost basically no lag skipping between them all. No distortion to music whilst scrolling through image heavy pages either, so it all seems to be running beautifully

Scores about a 3.5 on Vistas oddity of a rating system if that makes a difference

If 2Gb ram for this model wasn't $200+ excl GST from supplier I'd do that, but just can't justify it. Would be cheaper to go to XP!

 
 
 
 


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  # 83482 23-Aug-2007 13:35
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orblambton:
Have a Compaq V3209 dual AMD core, 1Gb ram, running Vista basic, with a GeForce 6600 integrated card.


Curious. Are you certain that's a GeForce Go 6600 you have in there?

I can see 2 different V3209 models on the HP website, V3209AU and V3209TU.

When I look on NZ sites I can only find the V3209AU, and the GPU is a Go 6150 - which is indeed a genuine integrated gfx chipset.

Just that there's a significant difference between a Go 6150 and Go 6600 in terms of gaming performance.



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  # 83484 23-Aug-2007 13:47
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Argh dunno how I managed to type 6600, it is definately a 6150, which makes more sense in terms of performance.

Suppose I should be happy it can do what it can!


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