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Gaming performance help

By Phuxurmom
Sep 30, 2010
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  1. Hello,
    I have a few questions that I hope some of you can answer
    Such As:
    - If my Laptop is the problem
    - If I have enough specs to run games
    - Tell me my problem

    So I have been big on gaming for a while an I'm getting tired of lag...
    I run a game between 10-25 fps and the rare 30-35fps ON LOW EVERYTHING...

    My laptops specs are:
    3gb RAM
    32bit Windows 7
    AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72
    2.10GHZ
    ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics Card
    Up to 111GB of space on 2 Local Disks
    C: has 31GB left
    D: Has 83GB left <-- Most of my games
    150k/ps of speed to myself to my self (no other computers can take up bandwidth)

    So yeah.. why can't i play games that recommend less then what I have?....

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Yeah your laptop sucks.
    Graphics card mostly. and there isn't much you can do about it.
     
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Overall that is a decent laptop for many things but as HK says for gaming, primarily due to the graphics, it is not designed to be a gamer.

    Unless your going to spend big $ into a gaming laptop the desktop is where it really is at for PC gaming.

    Are you having issues with all games or just some?
     
  4. Phuxurmom

    Phuxurmom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its every game from Maplestory to Aion or any fps out there it all runs at the same fps...
     
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Check how many processes you are running via Task Manager. Sometimes you can have a huge amount, and CPU usage will 50%+ just on the desktop because of recourse-hogs.
     
  6. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    As HK already pointed out, your laptop is going to have a tough time with gaming especially in games like Aion. However it does seem strange that your getting terrible fps in a game like Maplestory. The game was released like five-six years ago and you easily exceed the required specs. Double check that you're not running resource intensive programs like Stick suggested while gaming.
     
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I really wish you would stop mincing words
     
  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Really? I think it gets the point across better; you know those people who are like "but no no wait my laptop should do better it cost me twice as much as my desktop!" or something...

    EDIT: Actually I think i'm getting more terse.
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Mo definitely...getting crabby in our old age? :p:wave:
     
  10. Phuxurmom

    Phuxurmom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can anyone tell me the process's that my computer need so i can remove the rest of them?

    Image Name | CUP | Memory
    atiedxx ------ 00--- --- 872k
    avgtray ------ 00 --- --- 1,112k
    CCC ------ 00 --- --- 2,704k
    csrss --- --- 00 --- --- 1,088k
    dwm --- --- 00 --- --- 13,456k
    explorer --- --- 00 --- --- 17,428k
    iTunesHelper ------ 00 --- --- 2,624k
    justched --- --- 00 --- --- 584k
    MOM --- --- 00 --- --- 2.172k
    MWSOEMON --- --- 00 --- --- 460k
    RocketDock --- --- 00 --- --- 2,540k
    taskhost --- --- 00 --- --- 1,176k
    taskmgr --- --- 01 --- --- 1,780k
    TSVNCache --- --- 00 --- --- 1,408k
    winlogon --- --- 00 --- --- 1,128k
    xDaemon --- --- 00 --- --- 2,748k

    Sorry for the bad lining centering codes don't work
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I would definitely get rid of iTunesHelper out of the startup, aside from that, you're pretty clean.
    Rocket dock is pretty useful, but its not necessary obviously, but I'd keep it for functionality.
    Since you're pretty clean, you likely won't be getting any real improvements game-wise.


    Yeah i'm getting older...and have more responsibility :(.
     
  12. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    What games are we talking about? That lappy seems pretty much the same as my friends, and yes his lags in everything. CSS can be played with a few things set to medium though, and max res..
     
  13. Phuxurmom

    Phuxurmom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    things like:
    Aion
    BlackShot
    Vindictus
    SC2
    A.V.A
    Combat Arms
     
  14. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Pretty sure CA is slightly more demanding than CSS, so that would all be on low I'd say.

    Also note that min specs on games don't say anything about the resolution.. could be 600x480 they are using.
     
  15. Phuxurmom

    Phuxurmom TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so trying other game res's may help?
     
  16. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    You should have everything set to low with a computer like that.
    Anyway. the answer to your original question, if there is anything wrong with your computer, no there isn't; it's just not good enough.
     

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