fps help

By nerd621
Oct 7, 2007
  1. I am having fps problems. I'm running half life 2 with crappy frame rate(20ish) , but my friend is running it with 50 fps. The thing is like we basically have the same laptop. Can some one help me get better fps.

    My Laptop

    Os: Vista basic 32
    Graphic card : geforce go 7600
    Ram : 2g
    Intel core2 T5500 @ 1.66GHz 1.67GHz

    Friends laptop

    Os: Same
    Graphic card : same (did not update driver)
    Ram: 1g
    Intel core 2 T5300 @ 1.73GHz 1.73GHz
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

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  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Is it plugged into the AC outlet? Also, are you both using the same graphics settings? Laptops normally save power by slowing down the CPU to conserve battery life. This won't happen with the lappy plugged in.
  4. nerd621

    nerd621 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes were both plugged in to the ac adapter
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    1st, is the ram. In general, vista runs better with more ram, but 1gb is still pretty good..

    2nd, you should really update your graphics card driver, who knows what suprises comes up.

    3rd, check your power settings and as mentioned, graphics settings. Either choose the Hi performance mode (or similar) power plan in the control panel or click advanced and max out everything. If its in any different setting/plan, your laptop may be limiting your cpu and gpu to 80% or something, regardless if its pluged in or not (you can verify this through the advanced power settings).
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