Google Earth

  Shahid Hameed 01:06 10 Oct 2007

Is there any specific display card/ driver to operate Google earth with full capability?
As it is very slow on my system with limited functions.

Many Thanks

  €dstowe 07:49 10 Oct 2007

You might find Windows Live Local easier to use

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  interzone55 08:44 10 Oct 2007

Graphics card requirement for Google Earth

The 3D graphics capabilities of your machine have a lot to do with how well Google Earth performs. Google Earth will work on most graphics cards from the following manufacturers:

* ATI*
* 3D Labs
* Intel**
* Matrox
* S3

* The following ATI cards are not supported: ATI Rage Mobility, ATI Xpert, ATI 3D Rage.

** Intel 3D graphics machines can use the default OpenGL version, but work better in DirectX (choose Start > Programs > Google Earth > Start Google Earth in DirectX).

Matrox card users must use the OpenGL version. S3 cards must use the DirectX version.

System requirements for Google Earth on the PC

The Google Earth client requires certain system configurations in order to run smoothly.

Minimum configuration:

* Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
* CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz - System Memory (RAM): 128MB RAM
* Hard Disk: 400MB free space
* Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
* Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
* Screen: 1024x768, "16-bit High Color" screen

Recommended configuration:

* Operating System: Windows XP
* CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
* System Memory (RAM): 512MB RAM
* Hard Disk: 2GB free space
* Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
* Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
* Screen: 1280x1024, "32-bit True Color" screen

  Shahid Hameed 09:03 10 Oct 2007

Many Thanks

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