Guest Andrew Posted February 13, 2007 Report Share Posted February 13, 2007 Dell Inspiron 8600, 1.6ghz Pentium M, nvidia geforce fx go5200 64mb, Vista Business 32-bit retail. I recently upgraded my Dell Inspiron 8600 (1.6ghz Pentium M, 1.25gb of ram) to Windows Vista Business Edition, and have had no problems (Aero runs smoothly, etc.) except when playing video full-screen while using Aero. All video (DVD, divx, mpeg, etc.) runs smoothly in a window, regardless of the media player, but as soon as I switch to full-screen mode, it begins to lag. The exception to the problem is in PowerDVD 7, where I can choose (sometimes, other times the option is greyed-out) to enable hardware acceleration. If I turn off Aero and switch to the Windows Vista basic theme, video runs smoothly in full-screen mode. It seems that Aero might be preventing my media players from using hardware acceleration in full-screen video modes, although I'm not entirely sure that is the case, since the processor never reaches 100% usage in any video situation. I have the latest version of the 95-series drivers (what nvidia recommends for the go5xxx series cards), 97.54, and there is no option in the control panel to permanently enable hardware acceleration. In fact, there are very few options at all, only color adjustement, 3d options, and multiple display management, even in Advanced user mode. The Dell drivers I used in Windows XP SP2, on the other hand, had many more options available. Does anyone have any idea what I can do to fix this problem, or do I just need to wait for nvidia or dell to release updated drivers? I appreciate any help anyone can offer. I hope I'm being clear, but please don't hesitate to request any other information needed. Several of my friends and myself are hoping to solve this problem ASAP. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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