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Windows 7: Left 4 Dead and CS2 lag


22 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Left 4 Dead and CS2 lag

Hi,

I have been experiencing lags on my Laptop for Left 4 Dead and CS2.
Specs: ACER Aspire 4715
Pentium Dual Core
1GB RAM
m965 chipset
Windows7 Ultimate

I did not have problems with CS2 when I had WinXP but with Windows7, I have some lagging issues. I cannot compare that of left 4 dead because I never played it on XP on this machine.

I have updated all drivers, I even tried the optimized intel GMA drivers to no avail.

Is this a direct X issue? If so, is there a switch I need to make in the config file.

I don't normally play on my laptop, as I use it more for work.. But when I'm on trips, I tend to get bored.. And I'm not due to replace my laptop some time soon.

Help needed?

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22 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

dexmax, welcome to the forums.

First thing is to make sure you have the latest driver for the video,

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=18223&ProdId=2800&lang=eng

That is the latest reference drive and may not install/work, if not double check and see what Acer has for it.

Second is don't expect much even with an updated driver as the GM965/X3100 really isn't good for much more than solitaire (despite what Intel may claim),

Notebookcheck: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

looking at the tests results there both of those games show as being pretty much unplayable.
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