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Old 11-29-2008, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HP Pavilion dv2911us - FPS Issue

Hey, I have had this laptop for a few months now mostly for school but I thought it would be nice to try using it for a few games to lan with a buddy sometime and I figured it wouldnt have a huge problem playing CSS if I have it set on the lowest settings but I was wrong. I havent tried any other games yet other than WoW a while back that really was unplayable too... but something isnt right. I am getting worse framerate than I did on my old 10 year old emachine that I used to lan for unreal tournament 99. I disabled the dmw.exe since I heard it can lower your framerate but it didnt do a thing and even if I am alone in a counterstrike source map its under 5-10 frames per second and if I try playing with just one person as soon as they shoot the framerate just basically drops to 0. I did a stress test and it said it averaged around 22 frames per second I think.

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HP Pavilion dv2911us Notebook PC*-* Product Specifications*

I just figured I could play css with the lowest settings but turns out it cant even handle a game period but I read other people with the dv2000 models could play games just fine on medium or low. If anyone might have any idea what I could do to improve or fix whatever may be wrong then I would greatly appreciate it.

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Old 11-29-2008, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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have you

-diabled AA

-updated drivers

-updated DX
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yeah, AA is disabled, I installed the latest driver for the x3100 gma series and have the latest direct x 10. i actually managed to get another 10-15 fps higher on the stress test but it still is just about as bad when theres players in the game. I dont expect a whole lot but I thought that with atleast 3 gigs of ram, a decent 1.8ghz dual core cpu that it would atleast allow me to play with lowest settings even tho the gfx card sucks. I mean the recommended settings in game when I change all has a * on the high settings even tho I still set it to the lowest.
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bleh, further research shows that even the dv2000 model has better graphics than your model
marketing ftw

googling x3100 and counter strike gives me mixed results
some says it runs fine, some says no way

I don't know anything else, sorry =\
did you also turn battery settings to max performance?
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