justinj Posted January 8, 2008 Report Share Posted January 8, 2008 Hi I have a 2 year old gaming notebook- Pentium M 2.13 Ghz 2GB RAM Nvdia Geforce Go 7800 GTX Windows XP Pro SP2 It was made by 'Vicious PC' -a since 'gone out of business' company who offered this for a good deal at the time. From the get go this (yet unresolved) problem has arisen periodically (not all the time) during gameplay- in eg. Battlefield 2 (a game moderately older than the notebook), (with maxed out graphics settings) the frame rates drop down to choppy play for approx 5-6 seconds then go back to normal framerates for 30-40secs and then back down again repeating this cycle infinitely- even when I drastically lower the graphics settings (even though this game should play with maxd out settings with my specs), the same up & down frame rate occurs. I imagine the fact that it does play smoothly for more time than not though indicates the hardware is up to the job. I have noticed this is more so if gaming once the laptop has been powered on for some time and perhaps indicates this is perhaps a overheating issue. I have a notebook cooler which it sits on but doesn't seem to make much of a difference. That said over the last 2 years in the past on many occasions my games (call of Duty 2, Half Life 2, Red Orchestra & Battlefield 2) have run smoothly with maxed out settings for hours without choppiness- I only ask as it is back again. Other than freeing some space on my main hard drive for the OS to operate more smoothly in general I'm not sure what else to do Having an Nvidia Geforce Go card, the drivers are quite specific- ie. the most recent driver on the Nvidia site was released back on July 5th 2006 (Forceware Release 80 version 84.63- I cannot find anything more recent there- when I contacted Nvidia they said contact my laptop manufacturer for specific drivers but as I say I can't as Vicious PC no longer exists- Nviida also suggested coming to this forum though I'm a bit wary of installing an incorrect driver- any suggestion for my configuration would be warmly welcomed- Any advice for further cooling, monitoring temps (what are 'healthy CPU & GPU temps?) and anything I haven't thought of would be gratefully appreciated- with gratitude, j Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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