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I have HP Pavilion dv6809us.
i got only these vista scores:








i have seen a laptop i a shop that have the same GPU and 3.4 Vista Score!
See here: http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s...d/need%20help/
why he have much higher score than me?
What is wrong?
is it maybe the slow RAM?
Cpu-z say 266Mhz
it is 3GB.


Sorry about my Bad english!
Edited by lobfredd - 6/30/08 at 10:44pm
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You have 3gb of ram? That should be more than enough.

If your video card takes memory from the ram, I think I may be able to help you out. Depending on whether you have an ATI or Nvidia card, go into the graphics control panel and find something called "Memory buffer"(Name may differ). That sets how much memory you want the card to pull from the ram. My laptop had an option to go from 32mb to 164mb. It helped quite a bit.
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Run CPU-Z and post the RAM page.
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt View Post
You have 3gb of ram? That should be more than enough.

If your video card takes memory from the ram, I think I may be able to help you out. Depending on whether you have an ATI or Nvidia card, go into the graphics control panel and find something called "Memory buffer"(Name may differ). That sets how much memory you want the card to pull from the ram. My laptop had an option to go from 32mb to 164mb. It helped quite a bit.
he's got intel. x3100

ur pretty much stuck with about same performance whether u upgrade ram or not

u should update your graphics drivers
Edited by nitd_kim - 6/30/08 at 11:09pm
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What graphics chipset is it?
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he's got intel. x3100

ur pretty much stuck with about same performance whether u upgrade ram or not

u should update your graphics drivers
I have the Newest drivers from intel.
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What graphics chipset is it?
Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
I think.
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Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
I think.
We Mean to Ask you what is the GPU on Your Mainboard.... It seems to be a bottleneck....

We are Still unsure whether you have a GPU bottleneck or a graphics memory bottleneck.... If its Memory then you can always help by increasing shared Mem on board... go to Intel Website... update Drivers... Also you should go to Device Manager and look under Display adapters and tell us your Adapter....
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We Mean to Ask you what is the GPU on Your Mainboard.... It seems to be a bottleneck....

We are Still unsure whether you have a GPU bottleneck or a graphics memory bottleneck.... If its Memory then you can always help by increasing shared Mem on board... go to Intel Website... update Drivers... Also you should go to Device Manager and look under Display adapters and tell us your Adapter....
here:



But on the pc there are write:
INTEL graphics media accelerator X3100
with up to 358 shared video memory delivers sharp images for photo editing and more.

so i think the name of the GPU is X3100.
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