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I just got an Acer 3830TG, clean installed it and installed all the drivers from here(including graphics drivers), and installed DirectX, set the GPU to the 540M in the Nvidia control panel, but for some reason, whenever I try to start any game, it starts, then minimizes, then simply tells me that the program has ended. It does this regardless of whether I'm using the 540M/Intel HD3000 graphics.

Any reason why it's doing this?
    
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maybe because its not powerful enough??
    
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Which games are you trying to play?

I can't imagine its not powerful enough as even my 320M handles games when for whenever i don't have access to my desktop.
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It should be able to play games. Could be a driver issue, you just don't know.
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Originally Posted by R4Z0R;14541963 
maybe because its not powerful enough??
My friend has a 540M and he runs Crysis 2 maxed out.
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Halo and Halo 2. Not exactly cutting edge. I was able to run 3dmark06, here's what I got with the Nvidia GT 540M:

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The GPU portions of the test were silky smooth(540M), but the cpu tests were always at 0FPS for some reason?
    
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post #7 of 15
Because the machine is loaded up with crapware from Acer?

Get a disk and reformat, not the backup disc either, that has the crapware preinstalled.

3dm06 CPU test is always like that.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;14542068 
Because the machine is loaded up with crapware from Acer?

Get a disk and reformat, not the backup disc either, that has the crapware preinstalled.

3dm06 CPU test is always like that.

I clean installed it, fresh win7 no crapware.
    
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Originally Posted by wongwarren;14542056 
My friend has a 540M and he runs Crysis 2 maxed out.

sure he can, mabe dx9 at 800x600 tongue.gif
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You should be able to play a lot of games. Even my Asus ION laptop can run older games like cs:s and the like.
    
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