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Hi, when i start a new game in couple of games my display crashes, and shows paralell vertical lines and some brownish background... but the windows is still running in the background, but i can only turn it off and restart to bring the display back., Could some1 help me please. Thx in advance I have ati xpress 1150 video card in my dell inspiron 1501 with pixel and vertex shaders 2 and 256 mb, the game im trying to run is Dawn of Magic 2, which minimum requirement is pixel and vertex shaders 1 and 128mb video card.

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  • pirosemil Dec 10, 2009

    Yes, well i am well aware that notebooks are not built for serious gaming, but nevertheless mine does meat the system requirements for this particular game.
    And about the video machine galeria, we dont really have those where i live at least not with serious games.
    I updated my display driver to sep 2009 version, directx 9 to aug 2009, still freeze, i think its something with my monitor.

  • pirosemil Dec 10, 2009

    I have 2 GB of RAM using win 7,well my video card takes 256 out of that, but in my honest opinion it should be enough for this game.

  • pirosemil Dec 10, 2009

    somewhere i read that it is compatible with win7,
    as i said before i can run the game, but when i press "new game" in the menu my display crashes, and looks like this:http://item.slide.com/r/1/159/i/IHvzDCA1...

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Cardinal Rule 1
NEVER PLAY GAMES ON YOU MACHINE....
Cardinal Rule 2
If you insist to play games....go to a galeria and use the games video machine there.....
a few $ spent there will save your laptop....
Laptops are not ment for playing heavy games that require strong graphic card and heavy RAMs...

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

  • Suresh Ayyar Dec 10, 2009

    how much RAM do u have ?

    may be this game need more RAM...

    if ur running WindowsXP that itself will take arround 380mb of ram....Vista takes arround 412mb....and Win7 more than that....

    so u may need at least 1GB of RAM to run ur game....

  • Suresh Ayyar Dec 10, 2009

    is ur game compatible to run on Win7....???

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