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WARCRAFT 3 ATI XPRESS 200m

Discussion in 'Games' started by [email protected], Aug 23, 2008.

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  1. mta630@yahoo.com

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    Hey everyone,

    My names mike, and i have been an avid gamer for many years now.

    At the moment, I'm in the middle of building a computer, which i only need a new video card, and processor for. But thats not what this post is about.

    So anyway,

    I Bought the Toshiba Sattelite A135-S2386 , For Business Purposes. But, being the gamer i am, i needed to have at least 1 game installed on it [​IMG]

    This game is Warcraft III Frozen Throne.

    An older game which does not require that great of a pc to run well.

    My problem is that even though this laptop should run this game perfectly well on all high setting graphics, it runs choppy at any type of graphics setting i use. I have tryed all combinations of in-game graphics settings
    All Resolutions i have tried, nothing helps.


    The specs on this laptop are:

    MS WINDOWS VISTA SP1
    GENUINE INTEL CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHZ (DUAL CORE)
    1.5GB RAM
    ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M SERIES


    I know for a fact that overheating is not the problem, i have the laptop on its side next to a box fan closed at all times, using an external monitor.

    I use CCleaner, Advanced Windows Care, and AVG Anti Virus 8.0 . All daily so i know that my computer is clean from any kind of registry problems, or adware and spyware.

    If anyone could help me out with getting my wc3 to run smoothly, i would be greatly appreciative!

    Thanks in advance!!

    Also, i used to run world of warcraft on this computer, and that only got 8 - 10 fps on all low settings, when i know it shouldve gotten somewhere around 20.


    YES, i Have installed the latest Driver from the ati website For My video card.
    My PING when online in WoW, or Warcraft 3 , is consistently 27 or 34
     
  2. mta630@yahoo.com

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  3. Gulo Luseus

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    From the spec, I wold guess that RAM is light. 1.5Gig is on the low side for Vista, and with the CPU this could well e why it performs badly. As a business machine it would probably be OK, but for gaming its going to be a bit low on the scale. You could try knocking down background tasks, which might give a little better performance. The other problem when online gaming is that the link itself requires memory, CPU cycles etc, so again this could be a slowdown.
    So, if you can install, or get installed, more memory, it is probgably the greatest factor. " or preferably 3 gig should show an improvement, although I wouldnt like to say how much. Lappys are always that lit behind a full size in performance, so dont expect too much of it :)
     
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