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    Medion MD98300 Laptop with Turbocache question??

    hi guys, i think im asking in the right place, if not, im sorry. I just bought a medion Md 98300 laptop from aldi, heres the specs

    AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Dual Core
    Mobile Technologie TL-50 (1.60GHz) OKAY

    120 GB HD

    15,4" TFT WXGA
    Widescreen Display 1280 x 800 px. OKAY
    16:10 Kinoformat

    1024 MB DDR2 SDRAM

    NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 6150 Grafik
    upto 320MB Turbocache


    8x Multi-Standard DVD-/CD-Brenner
    Dual layer dvd


    It came with vista home premium. I hate vista, couldnt wait to get it, but having used it, dont like it so i put xp home on there instead, but i found that with vista, my turbocache was working, but with xp home my graphics uses defaul 128 meg instead of a potential 320mb under vista, was wondering is this a driver thing which could be fixed from nvidia, or isnt turbocache avaiable in xp? anyone help me please i find the laptop a heck of a lot faster under xp and games run on it very well especially command and conquer (was very juddery under vista) and if i could get the potential 320 meg no i put the ram up to 2 gig instead of 1, will run even better, i dont really want to put vista back on unless i have to.

    thanks in advance for reading my post.

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    check out nvidia.com for a driver.

    This might be it

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html

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    Thanks for the swift reply, these are the current drivers i have installed. on vista, there was an actual section for turbocache, which has vanished since xp home is on there, so i guess it must be a vista orientated problem, a feature xp home hasnt got.

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    With the right driver you should get the Turbocache options. My go 7400 worked in both xp and vista.

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    ive literally downloaded about 1 gig worth of nvidia drivers, 50% say when installing No compatible hardware found blagh blagh even though it says it supports a 6150.... if i put vista on, its there, just not with xp, guess ill just shove vista back on, im sure it will grow on me. thanks for your input, its appreciated.

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    Where did you get all the other drivers for the medion 98300 for xp as i don't like vista either

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    As far as I know Turbocache on XP uses a default of 128mb and then if games need it it will automaticly take more memory from the system upto the max allowed (320mb) and I really doubt that giving the graphics card more memory by default will improve the performance as you will only need large ammounts of memory at higher resolutions, which you won't be using as laptops tft screens have only 1 resolution.

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    sound driver

    I had the same feeling and put XP on the beast. Problem is no sound. Where can I get a suitable driver?

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    How did you get the wifi, graphics, and motherboard drivers to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Dragoon View Post
    laptops tft screens have only 1 resolution.
    could you clarify this point for me please

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    He means they have an optimal resolution, but they will run others and stretch / letterbox them (generally not higher res though)
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    ah yeah i got it now was a momentary act of stupidity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    He means they have an optimal resolution, but they will run others and stretch / letterbox them (generally not higher res though)
    I prehaps could have been clearer on that point

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