Inspiron 600m Sluggish
I have an Inspiron 600m with the 1.6 ghz 2MB cache Pentium M, 512 MB (256x2) PC2700 DDR RAM, 5400 rpm 40 gig hard drive, and 64 MB ATI Radeon 9000.
When I try to play older games such as Morrowind, Command and Conquer Generals, stuff like that, the system is sluggish, it will play the game smoothly for about 3 or 4 seconds, then pause for a moment (the hard drive light flashes sometimes), then go back to the game smoothly for another 3 or 4 seconds, repeating itself.
I dont understand why this laptop with good hardware is acting so sluggish at old software.
The service tech came out and replaced my motherboard already, and it still does the same thing.
Also, I am aware that a Radeon 9000 isnt the most wicked card out there and that 512 RAM isnt an insane amount, but c'mon, even this system can run Morrowind (well, should run well).
I had a Gateway 1.7 Ghz Centrino of yesteryear (1 MB cache model), with 512 RAM, and 32 MB Radeon 7500, and it played Morrowind like a dream, why should this brand new Dell do it slower?