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#1 tommymac

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:50 PM

I run a very active business application daily. It features streaming information from the INTERNET. The program runs fine on the laptop that I own but does not run very well on this desktop that features advanced hardware. I have been told that the issues relate to the video card. The video card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 nForce 430. See my signature for more details on the desktops specs. I have just finished a upgraded custom instillation of Windows 7 however I did have the same issues when running Vista. (both 64 bit)

The program is very slow to respond to almost all commands from the mouse pointer. Whether it is sliding a bar to see more of the information in a box or dragging a dialog box to make it bigger or smaller and opening and closing boxes. I have been noticing that even with other applications when I try to drag a open box from say one side of the monitor to another it will show a 'tracking trail". The program will even become unresponsive and has to closed and reopened often. I am confident that the machine is virus free as I scan several times a day with MBAM Pro and once or twice daily with SuperSypwareBlaster always updating first and other than a few cookies scans are clean and there are no other issues.

I am not sure if the card is bad or just needs to have adjustments made to the settings. Currently it is set to maximize performance other than to smooth text edges. I have updated the drivers and a Serial ATA controller driver from HP and there was a updated driver from Windows Update. I am considering a new video card with multiple monitor outputs, preferably HDMI, if my mother board will support it. I will post that information if someone would like to help guide me through that process. Does this sound like a settings issue maybe a new Video Card or something else? I know very little about this sort of thing and would appreciate any and all help with this situation. Thanks
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:57 PM

The 6150 is an integrated video chip an a older one at that it's integrated into your motherboard and shares your system memory and more of your cpu then a dedicated card. There may be nothing wrong with the video card other then it may not be up to the task. What program are you trying to run exactly?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:26 PM

Now that was a quick reply, better check those EGT'S on that turbo of yours patriot. Anyway ya, Its a trading program called Active Trader Pro. I guess I knew that it was an integrated part of the Mother Board and from what I am learning it sounds like I can install a separate Video card with a little tweaking of the BIOS. Are there other things I can do to try and make it work better, Memory allocation or things like that? Thanks

Edited by tommymac, 09 February 2011 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:59 PM

According to the system requirements it just says 32bit colour. Have you had a look at how much the ram usage is when the program is running?

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:55 PM

I have not looked, I would not know how to, the RAM gauge supplied with gadgets, shows very low RAM usage. I can tell you that the system has 2159 MB available to graphics memory, 128 MB dedicated video memory 0 MB system video memory and 2031 shared system memory. I hope this helps you in your attempt to help me.
The more I think about it, thats not alway good, I am thinking of installing a separate video card that has at least one hdmi output for a second monitor. But for now it would be nice to get it to work. Was the information helpful? Do you need more?
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:04 PM

How fast is the turion on the desktop? you say its a turion x2 but dont list the speed.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:28 PM

It's a Phenom X4 9500 Quad Core, I'm not exactly sure what the speed is measured in MHz.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:43 PM

this is a link to your chip and specs My link

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

Thanks for that link. According to AMD the speed is 2200MHz.... SIW, a system information program I just down loaded reports speed in both Original Clock @ 2200 MHz and Original System Clock @ 200 MHz. there are also listings for CPU @ 2210 MHz and CPU Clock @ 200.0 MHZ.

Off topic but does anyone know where to go to get driver updates for a Pegatron Motherboard, and or a Phoenix technology BIOS. I did a google search but could not come up with anything. HP did not have anything.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:34 PM

Weird, what speed is the Phenom in your desktop running at? and what motherboard are you running it on?

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:12 PM

It's a Pegatron Motherboard, I don't understand the other question on the processor speed. How would I measure it? I have one of those gadget sidebar gauges and it shows the speed increases with associated demand by applications sometimes going up to 90-100%, but not often. It ussually rest down around 2-7%. Hope that helps. When I posted up a reply it jumped to 24%.

Edited by tommymac, 09 February 2011 - 11:18 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:37 PM

Nevermind, I found it-linked from pachm thankyou, it is a 2.2 ghz phenom x4. Now, what is the speed of the Laptop CPU? (right click my computer, properties, should say so)

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 01:01 AM

To check the ram usage, start task manager, go to the performance tab and have a look at the memory, when you do this have the application running.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:19 PM

Computer Comparisons



OK, here they are Desktop LH\Laptop RH

The desktop performs poorly\the laptop performs fair to good.



Desktop\Laptop

CPU Speed-220 GHz\200 GHZ Both AMD.

CPU Usage-14-40% \ 20-50%



Physical Memory

Usage – 1.59 GB \ 2.66 GB

Total – 6014 \3964 (MB)

Cached – 3878 \ 1933 (MB)

Available – 4387 \ Not Given (MB)

Free – 221 \ 34 MB

Also of note Task manager stays on top of the other windows on the laptop unless you hit the button to put it on the task bar with the desktop it will disappear behind the other windows when you click on them. The statistics I have posted were taken with the program running on both computers.




Let me know if you would like more info. Thanks for looking.

Edited by tommymac, 10 February 2011 - 03:35 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:14 AM

Does this look good? Can I make some adjustements to my Video memory allocation in order to increase performance?
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