I've been having some really difficult to pin-down problems with poor gaming performance on my laptop lately, and I would be very thankful for your help. I've been having trouble with stuttering/low FPS with a lot of my games, with the most noticeable and worrisome case being with my recent attempts to run Team Fortress 2. I've been able to play Team Fortress 2 for a few years now, on this same exact laptop, with absolutely zero problems - perfect, smooth gameplay, whether online or offline - and now, after having not played for about a month, I launched the game yesterday to find that my game performance is absolutely awful: heavy stuttering/low FPS, even offline, and even after fiddling with and lowering in-game video settings.
There are no memorable or significant changes that I've made to the computer, other than periodically installing important Windows updates, and installing and uninstalling new and old games as I've gotten new ones. Unfortunately, I'm having an issue with disappearing System Restore points as well (which is (hopefully) being addressed in another thread; I was directed to make a new thread regarding my gaming problems), so I haven't been able to revert back to older points - and may not ever be able to do so now, since they've been vanishing.
I've had it suggested to me that memory space might be part of the problem, but I've actually ran the same games (particularly TF2) with even less space in the past, so I don't think that's the problem. While I know how to uninstall recently added programs and updates and the like, I've had no luck thus far, and I really need help assessing the computer's gaming performance and determining what the problem may be - and then, hopefully, fixing it. I realize my laptop isn't ideal for heavy duty gaming, but as I mentioned, I've been playing games like Team Fortress 2 for a few years now on the same computer, with no problems until recently.
I'll post my specs below - any help that can be offered will be greatly, greatly appreciated, and I thank you in advance for your time and dedication. This forum has saved my butt with problems in the past, and I'm hoping something can be figured out for this problem as well.
Thanks so much!
Windows: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Internet Explorer: 9.11.9600.17843
Memory (RAM): 5611 MB
CPU Info: AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon HD Graphics
CPU Speed: 1495.8 MHz
Sound Card: Speakers and Headphones (IDT Hi |
Communications Headphones (IDT |
Display Adapters: AMD Radeon HD 6620G | AMD Radeon HD 6620G | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x; Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1366 X 768 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter | Broadcom 4313 802.11b/g/n | Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
CD / DVD Drives: 1x (E: | ) E: hp BD CMB UJ141AF
Ports: COM Ports NOT Present. LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse: 16 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 578.7GB | D: 17.1GB | F: 99.3MB | Q: 0.0MB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 21.5GB | D: 1.9GB | F: 91.2MB | Q: 0.0MB
USB Controllers: 4 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): Not Detected
Manufacturer *: Hewlett-Packard
Product Make *: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: | |
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
Battery Status: High
Motherboard *: Hewlett-Packard 358B
Edited by evolflower, 01 July 2015 - 02:10 PM.