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Need help with graphics accelerator

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Need help with graphics accelerator


    Recently I purchased a Dell Inspiron 3847 Desktop.

    3.10 gigahertz Intel Pentium G3240
    Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

    After installing all the programs I used on my old Windows XP PC I learned that an image viewing program, PMView, is not properly working on my new system.

    I contacted the man who created PMView who told me I most likely need to adjust/turn-off graphics acceleration.

    When looking at the properties for my machine's graphics I learned the graphics accelerator installed on my machine can not be adjusted or turned off.

    I contacted the PMView creator who suggested I try a OEM graphics driver that is compatible with Windows 8.1.

    Admittedly I am not technician, though I am fairly good at following directions. I am hoping a person with tech knowledge can help me find a graphics driver that can be adjusted or disabled.

    Thanks, Mike

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  2. #2

    Because your graphics are integrated, it would be nearly impossible to find a driver for it. It has no dedicated memory, which could be one of the problems with it, and the actual acceleration is BUILT IN, so it cannot be changed.
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  3. #3

    The PMView website claims it is compatible with Windows 8. Be sure you have the latest version as older versions may have issues.
    If the computer came with Windows 8 installed we can reasonably assume it has compatible drivers.

    Altering acceleration settings (a global setting) seems a poor way to resolve an application problem.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks, ItsSmooth. What you say makes sense. Looking around I learned Dell placed the least popular card in the machine I purchased. Though the graphics are a vast improvement over my old custom machine. Like night and day.

    LMiller, yes I installed the latest version of PMView, I updated the drivers that Dell Diagnostics said my computer required, still no luck. I haven't a clue why my machine and PMView aren't friendly. I've discovered an alternative to PMView, so this is no longer an issue.

    Guys, thanks for your input.
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