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Windows 7: Games Running Abnormally slow.

15 Jul 2010   #1

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Games Running Abnormally slow.

Hello people, I just put windows 7 on my Toshiba M305D-S4380 and I have loved it up until this point.
Any game that I try to run, runs way slower than I've previously been able to run them.
For instance, Garrysmod before was around 50 - 60 fps
Now, its around 20.
Ive tried to deal with this but I'm sick of my laptop not using its full potential.
Note that I HAVE been able to run these fast, so please do not post saying my laptop can't run them well. I once ran crysis on my laptop at low settings

Anyway, Specs:
Toshiba M305D-S4380
Ati Radeon 3100
4 gigs of ram
Amd turon ultra x2 @ 2.1 GHZ
250 gig HD

With vista they ran much faster, and yes, I did update my graphics card drivers, which seemed to help a little but not much. Help is appreciated
Edit: I shall try a vista dual boot, just to see if thats the problem.
Edit x2: I downloaded speedfan and it seems my laptop seems to be running abit hot. 70-80-90 degrees. Running a prime 95 test
Yep, runs at 70 idle and got to 96 on a prime 95

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15 Jul 2010   #2

Windows Seven

This is really annoying. 20 fps in counter strike when i should be getting 60+
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15 Jul 2010   #3
mohammed yasser

windows 7

you must upgrade your vga it was not good for gaming
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15 Jul 2010   #4

Windows Seven

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Majortom View Post
With vista they ran much faster, and yes, I did update my graphics card drivers, which seemed to help a little but not much. Help is appreciated
I did.
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16 Jul 2010   #5

Windows Seven

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16 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1

Try switching off unnecessary services like Superfetch or Desktop Windows Manager Session Manager before starting the game.

From the start menu, type in services.msc and disable those two services.

Also, what version of Catalyst are you using? Try updating it 10.6 if you haven't already done so. ATI now provides up to date drivers for both laptops and PC graphics cards so you can grab them straight from their website.

Also, with those high temperatures, your laptop might be throttling/clocking down your graphics card/CPU which could result in those lower than expected FPS. Try and clear the vents of your laptop with a can of compressed air, and see how it goes.
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