Games running abnormaly slow

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by MajorTom, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. MajorTom

    MajorTom New Member

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    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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG]
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    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.
     
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    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. MajorTom

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    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
     
    #5 MajorTom, Jul 16, 2010
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    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.
     
    #6 TorrentG, Jul 16, 2010
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    Its not utorrent Im sure, and my bios isnt throttling the cpu. Guess Ill have to live with it >_<
     

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