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  • Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

    So i just got a new laptop yesterday that is a heck of a lot better then my old one. The only problem is now I can't really play source because of vista. My screen flashes every now and then and overall the game is a bit sluggish. If anyone has any ideas on how to help let me know. I'm dying!!!!!!!!

    Also no tips that have to deal with uninstalling vista.
    There are no winners in war.


  • #2
    Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

    It is probably overheating. Run msconfig and go into services. Disable search indexer. That should free up some ram and alleviate the burden on your cpu. There's other ones to turn off but I can't remember which, and I wouldn't recommend just randomly turning them off. In fact, don't do that.



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    • #3
      Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

      Could you get an external harddrive with Xp and run the game off that ?



      "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
      Winston Churchill

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      • #4
        Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

        Please give us more info mate. Does anything else work? Have you updated drivers etc?



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        • #5
          Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

          updating the drivers was the first thing i thought of and they were already up to date. Everything else on my comp is working fine. I've only noticed this happening for source. I also plan on getting BF 2 shortly and trying that out. As for the external hard drive I can't do that because I don't really have the money for it.
          There are no winners in war.

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          • #6
            Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

            Can't u use older drivers? Some kind of forceware that would help? Just asking anybody know of this?



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            • #7
              Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

              Speaking of Drivers the new Omega drivers are out for ATI and Nvidia!

              Get them here http://www.omegadrivers.net/
              |TG| Plude220

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              • #8
                Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

                Originally posted by Disciple View Post
                Could you get an external harddrive with Xp and run the game off that ?
                I run vista and I dont have any problems! It works just fine!

                So I think vista isn't the problem - except - which version of vista is it?
                "Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein



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                • #9
                  Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

                  Sounds like you need to add steam to your firewall exceptions
                  Forewarned is Forearmed




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                  • #10
                    Re: Oh what a cruel twist of fate.

                    I might have to do the firewall thing. I dont think its vista but more of my graphics card which is an intel and not nvidia or ati.
                    There are no winners in war.

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