Help! Dell 600m (ATI Radon 9000) major lag on battery power

By regaldozer
Feb 8, 2006
  1. Notebook specs as follows
    Dell 600m
    Pentium M @ 1.6 ghz
    total hard drive says 51.0 39.0 free
    598 MHZ 1.25 GB RAM
    XP Home ver 2002, SP 2

    When playing Splinter Cell (original version) on battery power the video locks and lags and makes it impossible to play. If I play on battery it works fine.
    My first question is why would this make a difference?

    The reason I am asking is that I want to play some of the newer games (IE LOTR II coming out end of this month) on the train. But I have found that my video card is well below recommended specs. On a chat with Dell, they said i can not upgrade because"The video that this lapop supports is Mb shared video " and it is only 8mb

    is this accurate? can i do anything? the laptop is not that old....

    anyhelp is much appreciated
  2. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    A lot of notebooks underclock themselves on battery in order to preserve battery life. To overcome this, you can find out what motherboard you're using and find the appropriate clockgen to boost the cpu when it's under battery.
  3. regaldozer

    regaldozer TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how would i do that?

    It is an intel motherboard

    32MB Motherboard Service , DC131 is the part no .

    how would i go about finding and adjusting the clockgen?
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