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ASPIRE 1710 ROME TOTAL WAR


highburypete

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hi there

have acer aspire 1710 laptop with 2gb ram and nvidia go5700 graphics card

but still keeps stuttering through ROME TOTAL WAR game plus cursor takes 5 seconds to catch

up with mouse,

no other progams running when playing game

any ideas

running 5.3.5.1 driver from when purchased

have added picture of nvidia settings in case something needs to be turned off or on in order for game to play a lot smoother.

ALSO is it possible to upgrade this graphics card if it turns out that it canot handle game.

here is full spec of machine

http://reviews.cnet.com/Acer_Aspire_1710/4...7-30794050.html

or

Full specifications

for Acer Aspire 1710

ProcessorProcessor manufacturer Intel

Processor type Pentium 4

Clock speed 3 GHz

Processor features Hyper-Threading Technology

MainboardChipset type Intel 865G

Data bus speed 800 MHz

RAMRAM installed size 1 GB

Max supported RAM 2 GB

RAM Technology DDR SDRAM-333 MHz

Memory specification compliance PC2700

Display (Projector)Display (projector) diagonal size 17 in

Display (projector) technology TFT active matrix

Color support Up to 16.2 million colors

Max resolution 1280 x 1024

Video OutputGraphics processor NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700

Video output interface type AGP 8x

Storage Hard DriveHard drive 120 GB IDE

Optical StorageCD / DVD type DVD±RW

CD / DVD read speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

CD / DVD rewrite speed 10x (CD) / 2x (DVD-RW) / 2.4x (DVD+RW)

Optical storage enclosure type Integrated

Optical Storage (2nd)2nd optical storage type None

ModemModem type Fax / modem

Max transfer rate 56 Kbps

Modem protocols & specifications ITU V.92

Storage Floppy DriveFloppy drive type None

Audio OutputAudio output type Sound card

Audio output compliant standards DirectSound

Input DeviceInput device type Keyboard, Touchpad, 4-way scroll button

OS ProvidedOS provided Microsoft Windows XP Professional

BatteryBattery technology Lithium ion

Installed battery qty 1

Mfr estimated battery life 1 hour(s)

GeneralBuilt-in devices Subwoofer, Stereo speakers, Wireless LAN antenna

System type Notebook

Cache MemoryCache Memory Type L2 cache

Cache size 1 MB

NetworkingData link protocol Ethernet, IEEE 802.11g, Fast Ethernet

Networking standards IEEE 802.11g

Networking type Network adapter

Dimensions & WeightDepth 12.6 in

Height 2.2 in

Weight 15.7 lbs

Width 14.9 in

SystemDesignation Home use, Education, Small business

MiscellaneousMiscellaneous compliant standards ACPI 1.0b

Power DevicePower device form factor External

Power device type Power adapter

Power provided 180 Watt

Storage RemovableRemovable storage type None

Slot ProvidedSlot provided 2 (0 free) Memory, 1 (1 free) SD Memory Card, 1

(1 free) SmartMedia Card, 1 (1 free) Memory Stick, 1 (1 free) CompactFlash

Card, 1 (1 free) CardBus Type II

WarrantyService & support type 1 year warranty

thanks all

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Ok for starters, can I get you to take your system spec out of your bio? It'll just mess the forum up, that's all :)

go5700 will not be upgradeably, it'll be fixed to the board.

Yes you can upgrade drivers.

Download latest drivers from here

Grab Pieters modified inf (to get it running on your go 5700) from here

extract the driver package to your desktop, and copy the new inf into this directory, replace the existing file. Run setup.exe and follow the prompts.

Once you have rebooted, go to start> run> type "services.msc" right click on "Nvidia Display Driver Service" and click properties, change the startup type to "disabled".

You'll have an error on shutdown but never again. Latest drivers will be installed and should help greatly with Rome.

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I am currently working on his info, going to try and split it and put most/all in his signiture.

Also as a warning I have heard other Acer users having problems lately, your problem might require some special atttention if the drivers dont work right.

For those of you that didn't know, he had all those system specs in his post (not signiture) on his left side column, it was huge.... (I'm pretty sure more than 1600 pixels tall)

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Ok for starters, can I get you to take your system spec out of your bio? It'll just mess the forum up, that's all :)

go5700 will not be upgradeably, it'll be fixed to the board.

Yes you can upgrade drivers.

Download latest drivers from here

Grab Pieters modified inf (to get it running on your go 5700) from here

extract the driver package to your desktop, and copy the new inf into this directory, replace the existing file. Run setup.exe and follow the prompts.

Once you have rebooted, go to start> run> type "services.msc" right click on "Nvidia Display Driver Service" and click properties, change the startup type to "disabled".

You'll have an error on shutdown but never again. Latest drivers will be installed and should help greatly with Rome.

thanks for the advice mattman, done everything you said and even used the driver cleaning software first before adding new driver but seems to have had no effect on rome total war and is still stuttering through gameplay. i have turned down the army section to small and put it at a speed setting rather than custom but only helps slightly, i would of thought with the spec of this machine it would of been able to handle the gameplay pretty smoothly but is still struggling. not sure whether i need to tweak the nvidia settings or download some kind of patch for rome total war, if anyone else has encountered this problem and has managed to get round it i would appreciate hearing from you, as theres nothing worse than trying to play a game that stutters and splutters its way through it.

p.s the new driver seems to be o.k so far

p.s.s sorry about the spec on first mail im new to this and not sure of the protocal.

cheers all

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Its not your fault, we need to set up it so it tells users who are registering not to put too much system spec info into that box, as it takes up the whole left column of your posts.

Editing that sig in was an adventure, after getting all the kinks worked out it looks decent.

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