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Laptop underpreforming?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GrahamShade, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. GrahamShade

    GrahamShade Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Currently, I've been playing a lot of games with a buddy of mine with our laptops, yet despite the fact that my laptop appears to have superior hardware, his graphics & game play are far clearer and smoother then mine.

    My laptop: HP Pavilion dv2845se Laptop PC
    His laptop:
    (Sorry for the lack of details about his computer).

    In addition, the games we've been playing include:
    - Battlefield 1942
    - Counter Strike & Condition Zero
    - Warcraft 3

    I lag a fair amount on all three games, even with my settings always set to the lowest possible, while his graphics are much clearer and he doesn't lag
    at all.

    Any information/tips/suggestions is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Triple6

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    He's a got a much better video card then you do and it has all dedicated memory not shared TurboBoost. See here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=302086

    It could also be a driver issue. Nvidia's had some trouble with their Vista drivers, and they've also had some trouble with their mobile chipsets.

    You can try this driver, but you likely need the modded INF thats there as well to install the driver: http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=20455
    It should help at least a bit.

    Also make sure you have Service Pack 1 for Vista installed and any and all other Windows Updates as well.
     
  3. GrahamShade

    GrahamShade Thread Starter

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    Thanks Triple for the suggestions & help.\
    Edit: Just upgraded the drivers, and it is MUCH faster!
    :D
     
  4. Triple6

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    Great (y)
     
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