I've had my laptop for 3 years now. It doesn't have the best graphics. The best I could play is Fallout 3 on medium graphics. However, recently, all my games have started to lag and my CPU usage always seems to be 100% no matter what I do. I've cleared temporary files, cleaned my registry, de-fragged my hard disk and other things but they still lag. Games like Counterstrike 1.6 lag.. offline. Even in software mode or even if there are no other bots. DS emulators have started lagging too even the old DS games.
I had played games like DCUO, Lord of the Rings Online, Counterstrike Source with Medium Graphics. Now, I can barely play any of them at Low settings.. My internet is perfectly fine. Basically, my whole laptop's performance plummeted in a matter of months.. Is it because my laptop is getting old? Just months ago, it was perfectly fine..
Dell Inspiron n5030
Intel Pentium Dual Core t4500
Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Intel GMA 4500M HD.. not the best, I know)
Any help would be kindly appreciated.