Toshiba Laptop, Not running full potential?

By MTA630
Aug 23, 2008
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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

    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.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,744   +156

    It's the laptops video chip that is the trouble. Can you increase the RAM used by the video chip? This is done in the laptops bios
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