Hi, I am used to old computers and BASH, but I just got a brand new laptop as part payment for a remodeling job.
It's sharp! I'm not used to something this nice.
So imagine my dismay-
Now everything on this system is top of the line, straight from best buy, so I put a game on it. Caesar 4. (What windows IS good for!!!) and was dumbfounded how slow it is. Caesar 4 is not even a very new game,
and I have to turn -all- graphics features to minimum with a 600x800 resolution to play reasonably.
It came with 2 gigs of RAM,(2-ddr2 sdram) turion [email protected] (which I've read vista, even in the 32 bit mode uses both) and the on-board (I think) graphics chip is a G-force 7150M
All of this is ALREADY ridiculous next to what I'm used to.
I figured I would have a performance bottleneck with a 5400 rpm hard drive, but only in certain circumstances like installing etc, I looked around and it appeared that was standard for laptops. Everything else looks great.
This is like getting a new car to find it tops out at 50 mph.
What do I do? Suggestions?
Edited by TobiusMaximus, 23 January 2008 - 08:47 AM.