OS Name: Vista home prem. SP1
System Model: HP Pavilion dv4-1225dx _entertainment Notebook PC
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core mobile RM-72, 2100 Mhz.
Total Physical memory: 4.00 GB
Available virutal memory: 5.99 GB
HDD memory: 230 GB total
My issue is the frames per second drop from 40-55 fps to 4-13 fps. I've noticed that this happens when my lap top heats up. the processor uses up to bout 80 percent as the fan runs constistently runs. NOTE i already have a docking station to put the lap top on top of. . the kind that keeps your computer running cool. please post if you know any solutions.. thank you.
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The FPS in your games is primarily controlled by your graphics card. The better the card the better the fps. To get the best possible fps in gaming you should be using a good quality card like the NVidia GTX 260 card or better or an ATI Radeon 4870 or better. If you have the money you might want to upgrade. If not try turning off all but your essential background processes & see if that helps. Good luck.
most computers systems have certain drivers configuration setups for certain games so you dont have that problem.
control panel, open up personazation,open display setting, find advance setting, open the folder that matches the type of graphics card you are using.
open the control center
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For your posted gaming requirement, the Gateway M-1625
looks like more than sufficient. I am of the opinion that the advantages of DDR3 over DDR2 would not be significant with the games you have in mind. Additionally, Dual Core 2GHz AMD, 256MB memory on the ATI RADEON X1270 and 2Gb memory would of course make most current games happy. However, as stated in your other post, my concern is the the Vista OS which has been known to have so much memory issues which may affect the gaming performance of the machine. Perhaps a way to circumvent this is to upgrade to 4Gb memory. I would not suggest downgrading to XP due to unavailability of compatible drivers.