The story is, i bought a new laptop, £600 or so - 60gig 1.60GHz, 448 RAM Intel ® Celeron ® M Processor - and it was running very nicely. I downloaded a number of programs, and recently got my hands on Warcraft 3 - and had great fun with it, running smoothly etc. Then i got Frozen Throne. Now, around this time, i also believe that i downloaded some sort of adware to my computer, which was screwing the machine. I have managed to sort out the worst of it - all bugs were removed bar 5 (i think, which are 'in use' apparantly, anc can't be deleted). The annoying pop up adverts etc are all gone.
However, when i run Frozen Throne, i experience lag in offline network games. It may occur in single player as well, but so far that is untested. My question is: is this due to a machine that can't handle the game? My brother has a laptop that was around the same price, i think is a 1.7 GHz processor - and on that it runs perfectly. I presumed that, since Warcraft is somewhat old now, this computer should run it very well. Indeed, Warcraft 3 itself still runs very smoothly. It's just Frozen Throne that is the problem.
Now, in relation to this point, my computer seems to have slowed down dramatically over the last few days. This is particularly noticeable on startup. Do you think my problem is still the adware or spyware? Is it the game itself? The machine? And do you know how i can rectify the problem?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by MJRevell, 13 May 2006 - 10:40 AM.