Games running abnormaly slow

#1
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
 


#2
Hi and welcome.

You can type msinfo32 in the start menu then hit enter. File | save on the screen that opened. Then zip the saved file and attach to a post using the paperclip above where you type, in advanced mode reply. We might be able to see something.
 


#4
The video driver is almost a year old, at 8/18/2009. You could try to update it from here by installing the latest motherboard/integrated driver. If that doesn't install well, then check with Toshiba for an updated driver that may be newer than the date shown.

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

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Other than that, nothing really stands out too much that would slow down games.
 


#5
Downloading the newest catalyst driver.
Would it have anything to do with w7 ultimate versus w7 professional?
Edit: updating helped a bit, but I still think its not running full potential
 


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#6
No, Windows 7 version level (Ultimate, Professional or otherwise) makes no difference as far as game performance goes. See how it goes after updating the video driver. :)

I see that you have uTorrent starting with Windows. If it is doing any type of file transfers or there are active torrents, this could have a bit of an effect on the cpu and game performance. Try closing it before starting a game also.

If still not really good, try disabling any throttling going on it the bios for the cpu, if it is currently being throttled at all.
 


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#7
Its not utorrent Im sure, and my bios isnt throttling the cpu. Guess Ill have to live with it >_<
 


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