Originally Posted by stubass
yeah your right the basic version is limited to performance mode.. if you have the advanced ed it probably prompts you to see if you want the pro ed.. $995 bucks for the pro well i think i would spend that elsewhere lol..
then since i am using an earlier version i get a prompt to upgrade to the advanced ed then a prompt to update to the latest version which i am on 18.104.22.168.. i think system information component might be just comes with the your version as i have never been prompted update the system info component. thats just how i see it and for some reason the latest version for me throws some serious windows error if i try to install it. for that i think a clean install of windows.
There is a version of System Information that comes with it, but the updates that come after are seperate.
Yes, they will try to get you to buy the advanced, but the same updates still apply to the free version. It's the same executable. If you buy, all you have to do is enter your key, and instantly it's the advanced version.
I own 3DMark11, 3dMarkVantage, PCMark Vantage Advanced, 3Dmark06, and PCMark05 Advanced. Had them for a while now.
In that time I've had a few System Information updates, including Futuremark_SystemInfo_v4110_installer.exe, Futuremark_SystemInfo_v4120_installer.exe, Futuremark_SystemInfo_v420_installer.exe and Futuremark_SystemInfo_v490_installer.exe, as well as 3D11 updates.
Edited by alancsalt - 12/10/12 at 9:49pm
When I click on the "Run Benchmark" button in 3DMark Vantage, the whole thing freezes during the "Scanning System" thing.
Please verify that you have the latest version installed and update if necessary. If you are still getting a complete system hang during SystemInfo scan, ensure that HPET is enabled in your BIOS settings. SystemInfo requires HPET (High Precision Event Timer) to function. Also ensure that your motherboard BIOS is up to date.