My processor is a laptop P4 1.4 GHz 512Kb L2 Cache. Power savers are all set to off. My computer came with 256Mb pc2100 DDR and 32Mb AGPx4 shared video. Normal web surfing or word processing was slow (mouse tracking, loading etc.)but adequate. It seemed that for a 1.4 P4, it was too slow. I added 256Mb more DDR and it performed OK even in Mechwarrior4. What the lag usually consists of is: the mouse is slow and then jumps around; when I am online or playing MW4 it is worse. I have Comcast CableNet but my ping is usually 100-200 and varies.
My system is tweaked to the extent of my knowledge: Powerstrip for vids doubled my pixel clock
, End it All takes care of those background memory vampires, Tweak UI got rid of most unneeded effects and processes, Cacheman recovers RAM before I play MW4 online.
I have 512Mb of DDR that should be in a dual channel setup. My gameplay is always set to minimums on 1024x728 but still lags. My mouse bounces at times but is fine mostly. If I run more than one program at a time, my system slows to a crawl.
My system benchmarked the same as a 1GHz Celeron with 256Kb L2 and 256Mb pc133 and 16Mb AGP ?
Any Suggestions? More RAM? Upgrade BIOS?