Aero Glass; Can I get it to work?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Brent Vermilyea, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. I have an nVidia GeForce FX Go5700 Graphics Card (128MB)
    1GB Ram
    1.8Ghz Pentium

    I ran the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and it said I could use the Aero
    glass UI with my computer setup.

    I only have a rating of 2; it says it cannot detect "gaming graphics", but
    it gives that section a rating of 3.4. All ratings are in the 3 range with
    the exception of the graphics card, which got a 2.0 rating (I downloaded the
    most recent driver using the Windows Update feature.)

    Am I hopeless to get the glass UI? What's up here? Is there a way for
    Windows to recognize my gaming graphics?

    Thanks VERY MUCH.
     
    Brent Vermilyea, Jun 28, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    Roy Coorne, Jun 29, 2006
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  3. Yeah, I realized this a couple days ago. It's frustrating. nVidia tends to
    give no support to mobile GPUs...that updates are done through your hardware
    provider (in this case, Toshiba). I wonder if this card will ever get
    updated for Vista? I would think so. I do want glass! ;)
     
    Brent Vermilyea, Jun 29, 2006
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  4. Brent Vermilyea

    Roy Coorne Guest

    You want glass?

    You may

    1) buy a new laptop with Vista Premium logo and Vista pre-installed in
    2007,

    or 2) try to install Suse Linux 10.1 with similar GUI effects;-)

    You will remember: Windows upgrading means hardware upgrading;-)

    Roy
     
    Roy Coorne, Jun 29, 2006
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  5. Two options I'm not thrilled about.

     
    Brent Vermilyea, Jun 29, 2006
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    Roy Coorne Guest

    There is always hope...

    ....hope for Vista RC1, for Vista RTM...

    ....hope for Toshiba to deliver...
     
    Roy Coorne, Jun 29, 2006
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  7. Here's to hoping!

     
    Brent Vermilyea, Jun 29, 2006
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    willy4360 Guest

    Roy... I have a Geforce 6200 128 TC PCIe, if that's the one you bought you
    ought to know that I'm having the same problem as the poster. Nvidia drivers
    don't work as expected. I'm using now vista drivers, but still the
    performance ratings gives 2 because my card only has 16Mb not the 128mb. In
    fact the card only has 16Mb and the rest is taken from your ram (via Turbo
    Cache technology). Now I'm thinking on buying a Geforce 6600 with 256Mb
    onboard memory.

    Until there's a fix from nvidia, I have to use vista drivers and at least
    see the aero glass effects...

    Willy.
     
    willy4360, Jun 30, 2006
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  9. Brent Vermilyea

    Roy Coorne Guest

    No, it isn't. I wrote "GeForce 6200 128 MB" and not TC.

    Turbo Cache is - like ATI's HyperMemory - a fascinating invention of
    the marketing people (turbo and hyper sounding much better than
    shared;-) but a horror for the techs!

    Obviously, Vista needs real VRAM:)

    I have Aero glass with this card using the ATI driver provided by Vista.

    Aero glass even works with a GeForce FX 5200 128 MB, especially with
    the 128bit version produced by Albatron; that card is some bucks
    cheaper than the GF 6200 128 MB.

    Roy
     
    Roy Coorne, Jul 1, 2006
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    disabled Guest

    I have the same Problem...
    What about the latest drivers that where released in June?...
     
    disabled, Jul 2, 2006
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  11. Brent Vermilyea

    willy4360 Guest

    Disabled:

    Nothing works. I tried to install the drivers (88.61) but the control panel
    can't find the card.

    I'm using right now the driver installed by Vista, and Aero Glass works at a
    1154 x 864 res. But Still I don't know if the card is using all the memory it
    needs from the system (128MB), Windows Vista reports only 16MB of enabled
    memory and that's why I don't think it is working as it should (as in XP).

    What does Vista reports from your card?

    Willy.
     
    willy4360, Jul 3, 2006
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    Larry Guest

    Did you ever go in to Themes and turn on Vista Glass >?<
     
    Larry, Jul 4, 2006
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  13. Brent Vermilyea

    willy4360 Guest

    Yes. Aero glass works fine using vista drivers, but performance is not as it
    should be because the card doesn't have Turbo Cache enabled, that's why only
    16 Mb are reported by vista.

    Nvidia driver (88.61) doesn't recognize the card as available, so I can't
    use them.

    Willy.
     
    willy4360, Jul 4, 2006
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    kevin_twing Guest

    I probably have the same computer as you (Toshiba Qosmio) and HAD the same
    problem. I called Toshiba tech-support just to inquire if I was able to
    replace my Go5700 video card because Nvidia doesn't make a compatible adapter
    driver for Vista. So they ask me to return the machine so they can upgrade it
    free under warranty. They overnighted me an overnight box and exactly 1 week
    later I received my computer back with an upgraded system board and the
    GeForce 6600 GPU - all for free!!! EVERYTHING (including Aero) works GREAT
    now! I know you probably don't want to ship your computer off, but Toshiba
    made it worthwhile!
    Kevin
    P.S. of course you will have to reload Vista because Toshiba will reimage
    your hard-drive...
     
    kevin_twing, Jul 5, 2006
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  15. Brent Vermilyea

    kevin_twing Guest

    I probably have the same computer as you (Toshiba Qosmio) and HAD the same
    problem. I called Toshiba tech-support just to inquire if I was able to
    replace my Go5700 video card because Nvidia doesn't make a compatible adapter
    driver for Vista. So they ask me to return the machine so they can upgrade it
    free under warranty. They overnighted me an overnight box and exactly 1 week
    later I received my computer back with an upgraded system board and the
    GeForce 6600 GPU - all for free!!! EVERYTHING (including Aero) works GREAT
    now! I know you probably don't want to ship your computer off, but Toshiba
    made it worthwhile!
    Kevin
    P.S. of course you will have to reload Vista because Toshiba will reimage
    your hard-drive...
     
    kevin_twing, Jul 5, 2006
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  16. Brent Vermilyea

    kevin_twing Guest

    I probably have the same computer as you (Toshiba Qosmio) and HAD the same
    problem. I called Toshiba tech-support just to inquire if I was able to
    replace my Go5700 video card because Nvidia doesn't make a compatible adapter
    driver for Vista. So they ask me to return the machine so they can upgrade it
    free under warranty. They overnighted me an overnight box and exactly 1 week
    later I received my computer back with an upgraded system board and the
    GeForce 6600 GPU - all for free!!! EVERYTHING (including Aero) works GREAT
    now! I know you probably don't want to ship your computer off, but Toshiba
    made it worthwhile!
    Kevin
    P.S. of course you will have to reload Vista because Toshiba will reimage
    your hard-drive...
     
    kevin_twing, Jul 5, 2006
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  17. Brent Vermilyea

    kevin_twing Guest

    I probably have the same computer as you (Toshiba Qosmio) and HAD the same
    problem. I called Toshiba tech-support just to inquire if I was able to
    replace my Go5700 video card because Nvidia doesn't make a compatible adapter
    driver for Vista. So they ask me to return the machine so they can upgrade it
    free under warranty. They overnighted me an overnight box and exactly 1 week
    later I received my computer back with an upgraded system board and the
    GeForce 6600 GPU - all for free!!! EVERYTHING (including Aero) works GREAT
    now! I was not very impressed with Toshiba up until now, this scored them
    some major brownie points! I know you probably don't want to ship your
    computer off, but Toshiba made it worthwhile!
    Kevin
    P.S. of course you will have to reload Vista because Toshiba will reimage
    your hard-drive...
     
    kevin_twing, Jul 5, 2006
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  18. Brent Vermilyea

    kevin_twing Guest

    sorry for the multiple posts - the system kept telling me there was an error...
     
    kevin_twing, Jul 5, 2006
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