I previously tried to post about this problem, but the information was incomplete.
The problem is, I use 3ds Max 2010 32-bit, with Direct3d 9.0 as viewport driver.
After a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit reinstall, I installed all the necessary drivers, as usual, but 3ds Max has extremely slow and heavy viewports with the same settings as before the reinstall.
Dell Vostro 3500
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1910 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 731 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290204 MB, Free - 124551 MB; D: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 6485 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G2R51
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
-I suspect that there is some driver that is outdated (Revit Architecture 2011 warns me so) but I have tried many times to install the latest drivers, downloaded from the Dell website and from the Intel website. In the beginning I took them from the original Dell CD, which even though is outdated, let 3ds Max work previously without any problems
-I installed DirectX, even though it comes standard with Windows 7, just in case.
-dxdiag says that I have DirectX11 with Direct3d enabled.
-Device Manager says that I have the graphics driver up to date.
-I don't get any error messages from 3ds Max, just extremely poor performance, with the same settings that gave good results before the Windows 7 reinstall.
-I have Brazil r/s installed on 3ds Max, but I don't think it has any influence. That is the only external plugin.
-I adjusted all possible graphics settings to “performance” instead of “quality”
-I thought that maybe the memory allocation for the graphics could have changed for some reason, but this doesn't seem to be possible in this computer.
-I remember I had this problem before, once that I had to reinstall Windows, but I can't really remember what it is that I installed to fix the issue.
-The 3ds Max installer is exactly the same one I have been using previously, I kept it in an external hard drive when I formatted the disk on the laptop.
-Revit Architecture 2010 runs OK, 2011 works but warns me about outdated drivers and 2012 simply won't install. (Gets stuck at one point)
-I tried again to get newer drivers for Intel(R) GMA HD. No change.
-As far as I know through the Device Manager, I have the rest of the drivers up to date.
-Never tried software heidi, not even before the reinstall
-If there is any element I neglected in this description, it was most likely unchanged/unmodified, since I usually do not modify things in my computer.
Is this a problem that can be solved? Does anybody have any experience with this?
Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated, because I'm desperate with this problem.
Thanks a lot,