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Increasing game performance on a laptop


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I've been having issues with a couple of games I've been currently playing. My games are somewhat old; Company of Heroes and Marvel Ultimate Alliance. I think that my these games could run a lot faster and smoother. My comp is an ASUS F3SV Laptop with Vista Home Premium 32 bit. Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0Ghz, DDR2 667 PC2 5300 2GB RAM, GeForce 8600m GS 256mb. Company Heroes sometimes freezes from a few seconds to about 2 minutes. With Marvel Ultimate Alliance, its choppy even when I run it on lower setting including resolution. I'm sort of thinking its something to do with Vista though.
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Marvel alliance: try the game with the advanced lighting feature off

Call of heros:
first, make sure you have all the patches for it. Then lower the game resolution.

I would also see if you could update your video drivers. you may be able to get them from nvidia.com or from asus.
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I've tried installing the video drivers from Asus and Nvidia. I know I get the proper one but it always says that it doesn't install properly.
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You should turn off any real-time protection software such as anti-virus or anti-spyware for the duration of the driver installation.
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I'll try that and see what happens.
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I tried installing the drivers. I made a restore point before I did anything. During the installation, it said that previous drivers would be removed and the comp restarted. I did that and when the comp restarted, a error box appeared. It said that the drivers were not compatible for a 32-bit operating system; this is incorrect because I got the drivers for Vista 32-bit. What could be causing this?
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You should uninstall you old drivers first. After you uninstall them reboot. When you get back turn off you real-time protection software and again attempt to install the new driver.

Can I see a link of the drivers you are installing?
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Here the link to the drivers: http://dlsvr01.asus....vidia_VISTA.zip
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I attempted to install the drivers again. The drivers were installed but I got this windows compatibility warning right after it finished. My computer then rebooted automatically. When I logged back on, no error messages popped up but I'm not sure if it was a proper installation or not.
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