Windows 7 Games run absurdly slowly since upgrading to windows 7

This may have been addressed so far so I'm sorry for the re-post but I couldn't find anything helpful by searching. I ran several games fine (world of warcraft, counterstrike, etc) before installing windows 7 and now I cannot play them since the installation. The games run ridiculously choppy and basically unplayable. The only two games I have tried since installing windows 7 are starcraft 2 (Beta) and quake 3. I am quite sure it isn't anything to do with my computer lacking system requirements to run smoothly and I've done 3 different driver updates and I still cannot play either game without extremely slow gameplay even at minimal graphics settings.

My computer has:
Dual Core 2.0 GHZ processor
3072 MB RAM
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
and I'm running windows 7 professional at 32-bit.

Is there anything I can do?

Hi rhodester,

I'm not sure why Quake 3 wouldn't be working, it's quite old by now... but the SC2 Beta Minimum System Requirements say nothing about integrated graphics, which is what you have: StarCraft 2 System Requirements News Item | IncGamers

I'll bet that's what's giving you issues. Perhaps not though - here are some other things you can tweak.


Windows Outreach Team

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