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Old 04-25-2007, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Problem with new laptop

I'm not sure that this is a hardware problem.

My new laptop:
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz
x1600 mobile radeon
2g ddr2 5300

Girlfriends laptop:
AMD Athlon 1.8ghz
x700 mobile radeon
1g of ?

We both play world of warcraft.. (closet gamers) sshhh
It isn't a very graphics intensive game by any means. She runs hers at medium settings and a decent resolution(not wide screen). She has no problems with lag or anything.

I have mine on the LOWEST possible settings with a wide 1024x7-somethin resolution and I get 'hiccups' when my character runs fast(mounted). More scenery needs to be processed when I am going fast? I don't know what the deal is, but she doesn't get any kind of lag.

It is not the internet connection, because we are both running off the same cable connection.

Does a wide screen resolution have a slower frame rate for some reason?

The problem is only while playing the video game... The rest of the time it is fast and smooth.

I don't understand this and I'm getting irritated... HELP!

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Your Antidrug: ADDICTION
Maybe the game and the display drivers are not right. Are the video drivers up to date?


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I went to ati's website and it said that they don't update their laptop graphics cards.... how stupid...
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