I have a U405D-S2850 running vista32. No upgrades. I recently laid down $60 to buy Skyrim because it appeared that my machine slightly exceeded the minimum requirements. Once I started I crashed a bunch of times. now runs on 800x600 3d off etc. but still choppy.
I was gifted an EVGA 9600gt 512mb overclocked pcie video card. I wanted to try the frankenstein egpu because the onboard radeon 3100 can't hang with the big games.
So I got an expresscard to pcie adapter kit from Harmonic Inversion Technologies($91). I also grabbed a cooler master 460w ATX power supply($38) for the card and the adapter. For the external display I will be connecting a DVI cable to a MAG Innovision 19" widescreen monitor that supports HDCP.
I hooked everything up and downloaded and installed the video card driver. When I plugged in the expresscard I got it to recognize the card but It will not run the display because the driver shuts down due to code 12 "not enough resources". If I boot up with the card installed, the display comes on and I see the little cylon thing going back and forth across the screen. Then it goes black and the computer beeps like its locked up. then I have to manually power down.
I would like some info on how to allocate more memory to pc bus 3. I used the device manager to shut off the fax modem and lan controller etc. to free resources but I know I need to change something in BIOS?
I am a newbie and can't even find cpu-z etc. I have also seen PCI controller mentioned but no clue to location or function.