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Old 08-18-2005, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi...

I am very confused at the moment as I when I install new games on my laptop, i experience very VERY poor performance, lots of lag, very jumpy and extremely SLLLOOWW...

Even so, my system requirements exceed the recommended by a mile!

For example, when I play the Sims, i experience alot of lag and very slow loading times...

My Specs are...

2.8Ghz Celeron D Processor
64Mb ATi Radeon 7000
192Mb on-board RAM + 512Mb Kingston 200Pin RAM ( 704 in total )
40Gb hard-drive

I have only used about 10Gb of my hard-drive space, I havent got a compressed hard-drive, my paging file is set 512Mb initial AND maximum, some resource hogging services are disabled (such as the indexing service).

I use Disk-Keeper Lite and Defrag my hard-drive nearly every day and there is NO spyware!

I dont see anything physically (or mentally) wrong with my system and I am still unable to determine why I am experiencing such poor performance!

Any help would be VERY appriciated!! Thank you all!!

Zed x
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well for one, don't run off thinking that 2.8 Celeron can run games like a breeze. That Celeron is THE least effective CPU chip for gaming, it's like trying to keep up with a damn cheetah. That 7000 is a little old, so put the detail settings on games to medium-low or low. You could also set XP to "best performance" mode.
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks ...

The thing i dont get is that a 2.8 celeron really isnt THAT bad isit, does it really make that big of a contribution? I swear its equivilent to a 1.8 P4 or something ... well thats what I read haha

N yup the detail settings are set to low ... i really dont get it lololol...

Maybe i'll just stick to my XBOX...
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It is best to do delete temp files and do a disk cleanup before running defrag.
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Old 08-18-2005, 11:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i thought Sims auto detects your hardware and give you auto settings.. at least they did that to my laptop, the graphic sucks, but it's smooth

most likely culprit is your processor.. since ur other settings should be fine running it on low-medium settings
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yes, but it never hurts to run spyware scans and knock out some processes, use msconfig to turn off unneeded processes.
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