From: Yangyang Shen (
Date: Tue Jun 22 2010 - 08:09:59 CDT

Thanks for your quick reply.

I'm running Windows XP (I especially had XP installed, instead of Win7,
cause I was afraid of the compatibility.) And I think the graphics
hardware is integrated with intel CORE i5. When I start VMD, it prints the

Info) VMD for WIN32, version 1.8.7 (August 1, 2009)
Info) Email questions and bug reports to
Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
Info) Multithreading available, 4 CPUs detected.
Info) Free system memory: 2047MB (100%)
Info) OpenGL renderer: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
Info) Textures: 2-D (4096x4096), 3-D (256x256x256), Multitexture (8)
Info) Spaceball driver not installed. Spaceball interface disabled.
Info) No joysticks found. Joystick interface disabled.
Found 68 plugins or data handlers in directory
         'C:/Program Files/University of Illinois/VMD/plugins/WIN32/molfile'.
vmd >

Is there anything I can do to improve the graphics?
Thanks a lot!


On Mon, 21 Jun 2010, John Stone wrote:

> Hi,
> You didn't mention what operating system you're running, but
> this is an important detail, particularly in combination with
> what graphics hardware you have. What does VMD print when it
> starts up? It will identify the graphics hardware when it prints
> out the OpenGL features during startup.
> Cheers,
> John Stone
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 11:08:11PM -0400, Yangyang Shen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just installed VMD 1.8.7 Windows OpenGL version on my laptop, but the
>> display is slow, even freeze itself, when I try to rotate the molecules.
>> Does anyone know what might be the problem?
>> My laptop is a Dell Latitude E5410 with Intel Core i5 @ 2.4GHz and 3GB
>> of RAM. I'm not sure about the graphic card, though.
>> Does anyone have similar problem? Please share your solution. Thanks a
>> lot!
>> --------
>> Yangyang Shen
>> Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
>> Rutgers University
>> 732-445-2049
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