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Gargoyle

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Hi everyone,

My laptop is Dell Vostros 1700 and following are the specs.

Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.0GHz 4MB Cache

DDR2 2GB RAM

Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT (currently using ForceWare driver verion 180.44) Current Resolution - 1900x1200 (60Hz Refresh rate)

Windows Vista Business Edition

160GB Hdd (Dual boot; Vista/XP)

I'm having problem with my GPU and it is very frustrating. I don't have much knowledge in graphic technology and so, please feel free to support me with any level of suggestion.

I'm playing an old game Disciples 2: Rise of the Elves and when it comes to battle scenes, it slows down. It really annoys me because with this specs, things should be very smooth, right?

My laptop is working really well. I've tuned up the system, applied many tweaks and regularly maintain it. It's just when it comes to this situation, it starts lagging. With 2.0 Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM and 256MB Graphic, it should operate well, don't you think? The game I'm playing is also not up-to-date and it doesn't consume that much graphic. I want my processor and GPU to run in FULL SPEED when I'm playing game. Otherwise, I won't feel gaming experience.

What can I do to sort out this issue? Please support me with your ideas, suggestions, etc. Thank you very much.

Best regards.

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1: If you haven't already, set your battery power option (in your taskbar) to High Performance.

2: Start up with your AC in. For some laptops, the CPU stays underclocked even after you've put it in for some reason. At least, mine does that sometimes.

3: Download RMClock, it's a free tool, search around for it. It can keep your CPU at maximum performance with a profile option.

Just a few ideas, they should work..... :)

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1: If you haven't already, set your battery power option (in your taskbar) to High Performance.

2: Start up with your AC in. For some laptops, the CPU stays underclocked even after you've put it in for some reason. At least, mine does that sometimes.

3: Download RMClock, it's a free tool, search around for it. It can keep your CPU at maximum performance with a profile option.

Just a few ideas, they should work..... :)

Hi mate,

Cheers for the quick reply. I needed that. I don't carry around my laptop that much (as it weighs about 3.5kg lol) and I use it at home. So, it's always plugged in and power option was set to High Perf in the first place. I haven't tried RMClock though. I'll dl it and let you know whether it works for me.

Thank you, anyway.

Regards.

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Hey,

I've just tried RMClock. Still no luck for me :)

I set my CPU to Max Perf, added the reg tweak and even restarted my PC for a few times but still doesn't work.

Anyone got any better idea?

I'm really sick of my machine not producing max performance.

Many thanks.

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Well, Rivatuner has an option that allows you to force your laptop to perform at it's maximum speed ALL THE TIME. Which means that you would have to use that option with extreme caution.

Also, check your task manager to see if there are too many background programs running.

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