Guest Terry Deitz Posted March 22, 2006 Report Share Posted March 22, 2006 nv4_disp.infI just purchased a new Dell XPS M170 laptop to run my league races on while i am traveling. Intel Pentium M centrino 2.0GHZ Nvidia 256mb Geforce Go 6800 Ultra, drivers are updated from Dell = 78.51, VC Bios version=5.41.02.36.A7 1.0GHZ Ram Audigy 2 Z notebook Sound card 60Gig 7200rpm Hard Drive, 3 partitions, NR2003 being on C:\ It will not run NR2003 PERIOD......... I have tweaked everthing i can to no avail. The symtoms are as follows: 1.) Graphics dont keep up at all. I mean as soon as you get in car and mash the throttle it slows down the graphics to a crawl then it jumps forward then to snails pace. The frame rates are saying 120-150 steady. but the dang car aint moving. The AI cars are doing the same thing. 2.) Anywhere in the menu list on start page or race page (anywhere) you pass the cursor over a command the ding sound echos about 4-6 echos.... WOW . This also happens on every command when you click it . Some of the major things i have tried are: 1.) Turned sound in DxDiag to very low acceleration . Tried no acceleration but no sound then. 2.) Tried using my CRT monitor and disabling the flat panel on the laptop. No changes in performance. 3.) I have all updated drivers in system. No changes. 4.) I have applied all NR2003 tweaks and the XP tweaks. No changes. 5.) I have tried many different combinations of above settings and have tweaked in the Nvidia panel the results are the same - no improvement. 6.) OpenGL dont work windowed or not. 7.) Turned sound off no help. (Disabling cards in control panel) You know whats funny I loaded GTR (the resource HOG) I run it at full graphics online and off it dont even stutter under a heavy load. I loaded Halflife 2 ,full graphics settings, every once in a while it will blip, but only occasionally. I loaded Far Cry, full settings, runs like a champ. I loaded FEAR runs great no problems. My desktop I now run NR2003(Runs great on almost full sttings with frame rates of 70-90) will barely run the above mentioned games. So I suspect it is not the hardware on the Laptop. Could it be a simple Fix? I have run Sandra software on it to compare it to my desktop and it is about 10-20% better readings than the desktop.. I feel there must be a tweak or something i can do to my system or the game to make it work. Can you help or let me know where to turn? I have attached the NERD readings for my system. Thanks for lisenting Terry LaptopVideo2Go_LogFile.zip Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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