[Chimera-users] Stable 64bit version
gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Jun 28 11:28:09 PDT 2011
On 6/28/2011 7:58 AM, Guy Hughes wrote:
> Recently I was told that Chimera would be a very useful tool when
> married with the data from IMOD so I downloaded a copy from your
> website. I regret to admit that I had several problems with the
> programme and eventually had to delete. The main problem was that my
> computer continued to blue-screen and perform very slowly if at all.
> The labtop I was using has the following spec.;
> CPU: Intel Core i5
> VGA: NVIDIA Geforce 310M/1GB DDR3
> RAM: DDRIII 4GB (2GB*2)
> OS: Windows 7 64-bit
> Is my PC inadequate or is it possible I downloades a
> corrupted/unstable version of Chimera?
> I would very much like to try and start using Chimera again but would
> first like some advice on what the original problem may have been.
> Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
Your PC is adequate. Chimera should not be able to blue-screen your
computer even if it had bug or two in it. The most likely culprit is
your graphics driver. Graphics/video drivers provided by the laptop
vendor are frequently buggy and are updated rarely. Still, you should
first go to the laptop vendor's support website to get the latest driver
for your computer, and if that doesn't fix things, then get a newer
driver directly from NVIDIA. There may be other updates from your
laptop vendor that are important too -- in one case, the BIOS needed to
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