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Coral Ashbourne

why cant I run second life on my new laptop, it is toshiba, 64bitand how can I get it to be compatib

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What is the graphics card or chipset? Most laptops don't have very powerful graphics chipsets, and can't cope with heavy real-time 3D graphics presentation, which SL requires. You pretty much need a laptop that is designed as a "Gamer's rig", with a very high performance graphics processor.

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What is the graphics card or chipset? Most laptops don't have very powerful graphics chipsets, and can't cope with heavy real-time 3D graphics presentation, which SL requires. You pretty much need a laptop that is designed as a "Gamer's rig", with a very high performance graphics processor.

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Hello Coral. Do you get an error message when you try to log in or to run the application? We need to know it to be able to help. Also your graphics card. If so, you can edit your post (Options --> Edit) adding more details. Windows 7 64bit is supported.

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Since you are not saying what you mean by compatible it's hard to define.  Are you able to log in and it just runs bad?  Are you on a wireless?  If so, try to hardline your laptop and see if it improves.

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We've had several people asking about using a Toshiba Satellite laptop for SL.  The general answer has been that you ought to get low to medium quality performance with it.  It's hard to be more specific than that without knowing exactly what model you have and which graphics card (if any) is in it.  Models that are running with a built-in chipset  are least likely to perform well.  Other things to look at include firewall and antivirus settings, either of which may be blocking you from getting in to SL.  Again, though, without more information it's impossible to do more than guess.  You can add to this post by clicking on the Options link in the upper right corner of your question and selecting EDIT.  Please do NOT start a new thread.

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This may sound like a flippant answer but the most likely reason you can't run SL (or, if you can and it runs really crappy) is that you bought a bargain laptop.  If you paid less than about $1,000 USD for the laptop, you most likely will have difficulty running SL (or any graphic intense program).  Laptops were invented to cover the business/student market......and for that they excell.  Use that excellent business/student computer for anything requiring high end graphics and you'll be very disappointed.  If you insist on using a laptop for programs such as SL then you'll be spending close to $3,000 USD to match a $800 desktop's performance.

 

It helps if you dig into Google and learn a little about what you are buying before you buy it.  If you have lots of money and the convenience of portability is important..........then get a gaming laptop (roughly $3,000 USD).

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If you are having problem in logging in then you must also check the ports whether they are open or not.

You can get them by finding out SL's preferences

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