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Laptop Running Windows 7 Lags During Gaming?


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OK below i have highlighted the address bar where you need to highlight the addy...right click... copy.... then post the link in your next post.
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As far as the test you need to use IE to run it correctly.
One of the few reasons I keep IE on my system.
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I see. Let me try then.

Edited by urdadinatoaster, 05 April 2011 - 03:04 PM.

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Interesting. I'm not sure why it couldn't run in Mozilla. Oh well.

http://www.pcpitstop...&report=Summary
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When was the last time you ran Windows Update on the system? Pit Stop is showing it did not test for that.
Also you are running Norton Internet Security and AV correct?
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I don't remember the last time I ran it. In all honesty, I usually just let it auto-detect updates and install them the next time I turn on my laptop. As for the Norton, if I remember correctly, my trial ran out a short time ago.
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Go to Norton's site and download then run Norton Removal Tool that is appropriate for your version of Norton's you had. Let us know if it works for you.
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I removed Norton from my computer and I ran the Windows Updater and discovered there was a service pack that hadn't been installed and installed it. Unfortunately, my system still doesn't want to perform well when a game is booted up. (Maybe a slight difference. Seemed a little bit smoother this time around.)
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Let's make sure all drives are using DMA mode

Click the Start and then Right click My Computer
Select Manage and In the Computer Management window, select Device Manager
In the right pane, click to expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
The click on the + sign next to your Hard drive controllers on both the Primary Controller and Secondary Controller
Right click on the drive and select Properties
Click the Advanced Settings tab
In the Transfer Mode box open the drop down menu and select DMA if available
Redo the steps to check each of the Controllers
Click OK and exit all windows
Reboot to make sure all settings take affect. Reply back with your results
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This is where I'm having some problems. When I expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers section, I only have "AMD SATA Controller," and when I enter the properties for this controller, there is no "Advanced Settings" tab.
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What I expected and is set exactly as it should.
At this point I see nothing hardware wise wrong with your system.
Increasing your memory may help but in the end the issue may be that the laptop is just not capable of doing what you want.
As a rule laptops are not meant for high end gaming since they do not have the better graphics like a desktop has.
Increasing the memory may take some of the load off the system on running background programs in Startup and Autoruns.
Try the following and let me know what it says for the maximum amount of memory.
Go to HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system.
You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.
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I see. That's very disappointing seeing as my laptop has the same, if not better, hardware than my iMac with Windows partition. Thank you for your help.
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Yes but Macs were originally a graphics designed OS system that have IMHO always been better at graphics then a windows based system.
Even though you are running a Windows partition on the IMac you are still running on a Imac system at the root.
Other then the games does the system run like it should? No lagging when browsing the internet or watching videos or movies?
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Hi rshaffer61 im not knowledgeable or and definitely not better than you in fixing computer. i never fix a computer before after all :D. but is he not having a cpu problem becoz the fan is not spinning??? maybe his problem is overheating.
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I highly doubt overheating is a problem, since my laptop is outstanding when it comes to heat dissipation. I've literally let it run days at a time without feeling any unusually high heat whatsoever.
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