Gameing and video drivers

April 21, 2010 at 16:34:55
Specs: Windows 7
i got and installed starcraft 2 beta but when i try to start it up it says " The videocard is not accessible because another 3D application has exclusive access "

plz HELP

extra info about my computer:
Operating system:Windows ()
CPU type:AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100
CPU Speed (GHz):1.82
System memory (GB):0.437
Graphics card model:Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Graphics card driver:vga.dll
Desktop resolution:1024x768
Hard disk size (GB):74.52
Hard disk free space (GB):23.925

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April 21, 2010 at 17:40:45
why does is say, "standard vga graphics adapter"? are you using generic windows drivers? if so, you should download the the latest drivers form the chipset site.

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April 21, 2010 at 18:45:44
Yeah, it doesn't appear that you installed the video drivers. We can't help you with that because you didn't bother to list your graphics type/model. But based on this: System memory (GB):0.437, you only have 512MB of RAM & 64MB of it is being used for the onboard video.

"The minimum system requirements for the StarCraft II Beta are as follows:

• Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
• 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
• 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
• 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
• 1024x768 minimum display resolution
• 4 GB free hard space (Beta)
• Broadband connection"

In other words, that game is not going to be playable on your system without some major hardware upgrades. And you shouldn't have installed Windows 7 without 1st adding more RAM.

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April 21, 2010 at 19:22:00
but when i did the blizzard System requirements check for Starcraft 2 beta they gave me all this information and said that it would successfuly work on my computer

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April 21, 2010 at 19:24:55
and oh yes, how do you know if you are useing using generic windows drivers + what graphics type/model???

i think i might be because i just upgraded to windows7 and somebody told me its because the OS cant identify drivers because of upgrade to windows7

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April 21, 2010 at 19:50:22
The minimum memory requirement for Windows 7 is 1GB:

Going by the specs you listed in the original post, you have 0.437GB, which is 1024MB x 0.437 = 448MB. And my guess is you actually have 512MB with 64MB being used by the IGP. 512-64 = 448MB.

As for the video, you listed: Graphics card model:Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. The fact that it says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" means that no driver has been installed other than the basic Windows VGA driver. If you want to get the best performance out of the graphics, YOU have to load the proper drivers. We can't help you because we have no idea which graphics you have. I'm guessing you don't either?

If you know the make/model of your system or the make/model of your motherboard, post it & I (or someone else) should be able to dig up the drivers.

Even so, your system doesn't meet the minimum hardware requirements for the game or minimum memory requirements for Windows 7. WinXP would be a much better choice for your hardware configuration, but even XP doesn't run all that great with just 448MB of memory.

Going back to what I stated in my other response, your system needs some major hardware upgrades for both Windows 7 & gaming.

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April 21, 2010 at 20:49:04
Try running CPUZ. Download it, unzip, open the folder & double click on CPUZ.exe. It will take a minute to load. When the screen pops up, click the Mainboard tab to see if your board is identified. The Memory tab will give you some info about the amount & type of RAM you have installed...the SPD tab will provide even more info about the RAM. Post back what you find.

CPUZ version 1.54 direct download

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April 22, 2010 at 08:35:08
Why are you running Windows 7 with only 512mb's of RAM? First step would be to upgrade to at least 1gb.

Second, pop open the side cover to your computer and find out what video card you have installed. By the sound of it, you are using (as already stated) the onboard video. Probably an Intel GMA of some sort.

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April 26, 2010 at 19:39:43

all rihgt i did the scan and this is what i found:

DMI Physical Memory Array
location Motherboard
usage System Memory
correction None
max capacity 1024 MBytes
max# of devices 2

DMI Memory Device
designation A0
format DIMM
type unknown
total width 64 bits
data width 64 bits
size 512 MBytes

DMI Memory Device
designation A1
format DIMM
type unknown
total width 64 bits
data width 64 bits


Number of adapters 1

Graphic APIs

Display Adapters

Display adapter 0
Display name \\.\DISPLAY1
Name Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
PCI device bus 1 (0x1), device 0 (0x0), function 0 (0x0)
Vendor ID 0x1106 (0x1458)
Model ID 0x3108 (0xD000)
Performance Level 0


Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition (Build 7600)
DirectX Version 11.0

CPU Arch : 1 CPU - 1 Cores - 1 Threads
CPU PSN : AMD Sempron Processor 3100+
CPU EXT : MMX(+), 3DNow!(+), SSE (1, 2)
CPUID : F.C.0 / Extended : F.1C
CPU Cache : L1 : 64 / 64 KB - L2 : 256 KB
Core : Palermo (90 nm) / Stepping : DH8-D0

Freq : 1808.41 MHz (200.93 * 9)
MB Brand : Acer
MB Model : K8VM800MAE
NB : VIA K8M400 (VT8380) rev 00
SB : VIA VT8237 rev 00

GPU Type : Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
DirectX Version : 11.0

RAM : 512 MB DDR Single Channel
RAM Speed : 200.9 MHz (Unknown) @ 3-3-3-8
Slot 1 : 512MB (3200)
Slot 1 Manufacturer : Hyundai Electronics

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