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4:3 aspect ratio (fixed) on old laptop?

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  • Started 2 years ago by forallmankind
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forallmankind
Posts: 13

Hi guys,

I tried installing win 8 64bit on my old fujitsu laptop (centrino duo, t7200). two weird things i encountered :

#1 : the monitor resolution is stuck @ 1024x768, when it should be 1280x800 instead. The resolution dropdown box is greyed out and I've already done a windows update. no change. there's also no dedicated graphics drivers for the laptop (It's a Fujitsu Lifebook E8210), so i'm pretty much at a loss now.

#2 : the laptop freezes intermittently, for a couple of seconds each time, and resumes back to normal thereafter. initially i suspected the ram (because it was a pathetic 1gb), but upon checking task manager, only 65% was utilized - nowhere near full capacity. what went wrong?

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forallmankind
Posts: 13

more info - this com was using win xp sp3 previously and was smooth as butter.

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vistamike
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forallmankind, BTW you can edit your posts for up to 30 mins.
win 8 is not is not based on win xp sp3 in anyway or form.
You have encountered a driver problem, try the Vista or Win 7 drivers on the fujitsu website.

As you say, the lappy is 'old' and you may not get drivers to work.
1gb ram is considered pretty poor nowadays, but the fact it is showing 65% merely shows the tasks running in the background now and not under stress.

Mike

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forallmankind
Posts: 13

hi,

I kept the task manager on top at all times and while the thing froze, I wasn't doing anything strenous to the laptop, e.g. going to yahoo.com.

i understand it won't be as fast as XP, but i'm just surprised it just freezes intermittently - thought it might be a software problem instead.

anyway, why would win8 not search for the drivers automatically and update them?

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GuiltySpark
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forallmankind ,

Is the Laptop 64bit compatible ?

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forallmankind
Posts: 13

Hi there,

Yes it is 64bit certified.

feel free to see the specs here : http://ark.intel.com/products/.....sor-T7200-(4M-Cache-2_00-GHz-667-MHz-FSB)

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