WINDOWS VISTA GAMES


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Zabeth

Does anyone know why and how I can fix my games in Windows Vista so they will
not run in slow motion?? I will apreciate the help. Thanks
 
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Chuck

I have no idea what games "my games" refers to.
That said--

There have been a heck of a lot of speed related complaints concerning Vista
that were fixed by the service pack and updated Video drivers. Running
Vista in classic mode may help. Reducing non essential background services
and programs will help.
If at all possible, for off line games, disable programs such as Norton.

Finally, you may find that specific video settings make an improvement.
These are closely tied to the video card/chip that is in your system.

For specific help, you should identify your hardware, such as make and model
of your video card. Sound chip/card,
The game(s), etc.

Many of the major games have web sites that are dedicated to them, and will
usually have advice, patches, etc.

For example, Crysis ran very poorly on an HP (Vista) "Multimedia" laptop I
purchased late last fall.
A combination of classic mode (Non Aero), Vista patches & SP 1, along with
updated Nvidia drivers (from HP)
really made a difference for the better.
 
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Jing-Jing

Does anyone know why and how I can fix my games in Windows Vista so
they will not run in slow motion?? I will apreciate the help. Thanks
What are your current PC specs? By slow motion do you mean low frame rates?
 
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Zabeth

yes, for example if you want to move one card to the other deck of cards like
in solitaire it will move but veeeeery slow .
 
J

Jing-Jing

yes, for example if you want to move one card to the other deck of
cards like in solitaire it will move but veeeeery slow .
Well, if you aren't going to list your system specs then I can't do too
much to help. What you describe could well be your vieo card or the video
drivers causing it.
 
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Andrew Murray

Zabeth said:
Does anyone know why and how I can fix my games in Windows Vista so they
will
not run in slow motion?? I will apreciate the help. Thanks
I'll join the chorus of replies:

It sounds like a performance issue, but it's first time I've heard anyone
use the term "run in slow motion".

To help further can you please supply some more information, specifically
the following:

1) the name of the games you have trouble with
2) the minimum specs for (each of) those games
3) the specs of your computer.

In terms of hardware, performance would always be boosted by more RAM or
larger hard drive (possibly) or more powerful video card (in terms of
processing capability and video-RAM) rather than feeding off Main Memory as
"video ram" as many laptops do.

Given that Vista runs better on high-end machines, I'd have thought your PC
would be fairly powerful to begin with e.g. fast PIV or Core2 duo or
AMD/Athlon etc.

In the mean time you could do a bit of routine maintenance such as:

Clearing out all temp files
Defrag Hard Drive
Do a virus/malware/spyware scan

In any case the above certainly won't hurt the system.
 
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Zabeth

The games I am describing are the ones that come with window vista . I have
no problems with any other web games. My notebook HP is "Duo" .
the only question I do not understand is that you are asking for "specs" but
if you clarify that for me then I could give you some fuller information.
Please forgive but I have learned all this by myself during 14 years and
there are still techenical things I do not understand.Thank you for your
patience .
 
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Zabeth

thank you for the information about "specs2 that was nice and something more
i learned. HP Compaq Notebook tc4400, WINDOW VISTA BUSINESS, RAM 1015 MB, 32
BITS,
OPERATING SYSTEM,INTEL(R) CORE (TM) DUO,CPU T2300 1.66GHZ ,1.67 GHZ. WITH
THIS INFORMATION COULD YOU HELP?
 
G

Grunty

I'll join the chorus of replies:

It sounds like a performance issue, but it's first time I've heard
anyone use the term "run in slow motion".
If he is getting slow motion in a lousy windows card game then it is more
than a performance issue. Either he is just trolling us or he has a
hardware or driver issue.
 
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Grunty

The games I am describing are the ones that come with window vista . I
have no problems with any other web games. My notebook HP is "Duo" .
the only question I do not understand is that you are asking for
"specs" but if you clarify that for me then I could give you some
fuller information. Please forgive but I have learned all this by
myself during 14 years and there are still techenical things I do not
understand.Thank you for your patience .
By specs I mean what cpu and speed, which video card, how much ram and what
type of ram.
 
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I'll join the chorus as well. I have a similar problem. When I use solitaire, it works fine unless Microsoft Word is running. Then it acts like the processor is choked, but my meter tells me it's barely working at all. The symptoms are similar to what Zabeth described in that the game seems to run in 'slow motion.' If I close Word, no problem, and other programs do not lead to this problem. Seems like it might be some instruction conflicts? I don't know, nor do I care about Solitaire much, but I would like to know why this happens. Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon x64 dual core 5200+ 2.6 GHz
5GB memory
64 bit operating system (Vista Ultimate)
512MB AMD Athlon PCI video card

ps. This problem did not occur until I upgraded to 64 bit Ultimate. Thanks for any help!
 
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Andrew Murray

I believe that your first problem is your system has less than 1GB of RAM.
I'm surprised Vista Business installed at all because the system you have
appears to below the minimum specs to run that version of Vista.

The system requirements for Vista Business listed here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/system-requirements.aspx,
specifically it requires 1 GB of system memory, and 128 MB of graphics
memory (minimum).

You don't mention anything about a dedicated graphics card or memory so I
will assume this system does allocate a portion of system RAM to
video/graphics


Solution 1: add more memory (at least another 1 gig if not 2 gigs).

Solution 2: If not going for the above suggestion, I suggest you change the
theme in Vista to "Classic" mode e.g. turn off all the themes and effects
(drop shadows, aero, flip 3d and so on), go back to the grey theme like
Windows 2000 and earlier. This may get a little improved performance.

Check the "Windows Experience" performance rating of your system, and for
the game you're playing, compared with the required rating to play them.
You can check the rating in the Games Explorer.
 

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