well at it agian. once agian i have had to tell people why i cant fix it.
here is the storym
my brother bought a game for his new computer. game hs modest, to low end, system requirements. basicaly a 3d card, 128Mb ram, 8 meg video card and a 500Mhz
his laptop is a P4 2.4Ghz, 256MB ram, radeon 7500M (and a rather crapy sound card)
however every time the game enters a section that uses 3d graphics it crashes after a few seconds. during those few seconds u get that horrible "broken glass" effect. then it gives a classic memmory/dll error in a blue screen. needs rebooted.
well i know well that is usally a driver issue. so i go and downlaod the driver. however it then remember the first issue with this computer.
this laptop has a nasty "trick" to insure that only windowsXP is used. i originaly went to install win2000. also only a dell driver can be used. despit the fact it is a pure radeon card (some sort of hardware between the card and CPU or some dell firmware)
so i am forced to say "hey, nothing i can do here" i dont feel like spending hours toying with drivers or programming. I already tried that when installing win2000.
strangly i have pushed this laptop. it has little to no issues with games like UT2003, postal 2, wolf: E T, and unreal 2. and those need top of the line.
also the drivers from dell have not changed in some months