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Poor framerate with game- how to improve?

I just recently purchased a HP lappy (dv6815nr) and I need some advice on what would be the best route for me to go;
I was very impressed with the speed of the laptop up until I played World of Warcraft. The frame rate is not so great and actually effects game play SO I was trying to figure out what would be the best thing for me to do to up the frame rate because in-game options/prefs didn't help at all when I cut them all down to the bare minimum. It must be a hardware issue. Now, I was thinking either getting rid of Vista since it's such a Ram hog and putting in XP...OR...since my Ram is expandable to 4gigs-I would expand it. But, I'm at 3gigs right now so would it really make all that much of a difference?

Or if you can think of something even better than the two options I was thinking about- please let me know! (besides buying a better lappy ^__^ )

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  • VenomKiss Apr 22, 2008

    Clarification:

    My lappy's got an AMD Turion 64x2 Mobile Tech TL-60

    512kb+512kb L2 cache 2.0ghz just to clarifiy the CPU and then some. I also have 150g hard drive.





    In response to Mark Webber's solution:

    It did help! I could definitely see a difference but not as much as I'd like. :C I KNOW! I'm so finicky. ^__^ The frame rate improved enough that I can move around without lagging a jump off a bridge or anything but it's not as fluid as I'd like to see.



    I'm looking to make it the best it possibly could be for this little lappy. So, what do you think I should do now?

  • VenomKiss Apr 23, 2008

    I went back to BestBuy not only to grab a router but to ask about this issue and I left empty handed.

    One guy said that there should be no reason why my WoW is framey. Another guy said the same exact thing and he also said he tried to stick XP into his lappy just like mine and that HP makes it so it'd nearly impossible to get all the right drivers for it. He said it's just not worth the trouble and it'll never work. I also talked to a Geek Squad guy and he said to try disabling everything on the startup via msconfig. Yeah, did that. And still framey. I was told everything I have should run WoW perfectly.

    Now, the only thing I'm wondering is if maybe I'm just being way too picky about it. I'll have to show someone I know and play WoW for them so they can decide for me. The Geek Squad guy said that if nothing works-it's a hardware problem and the laptop should be replaced. I'll update when my buddy comes to look at it. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!

  • VenomKiss Nov 09, 2008

    I actually forgot I had this posting up looking for help with the issue. I'm sorry it's been so long but here's the update:

    -The optimizer failed to do anything for me.
    -My friend that came and looked at my WoW playing turned down a few things directly off the graphics card and then WoW became a bunch more playable. Still not perfect, but still doable. I refuse to play WoW on my lappy because of this though.
    -I do not think that my lagging is due to network connections..reason? Because I can't play Spore on this lappy either and I turn off my wifi to play it. No connection to the net at all. Spore was impossible to play after the cell stage. I think it actually hit 1 frame per minute once. I gave up on that completely.

    I simply cannot game on this laptop and I've exhausted every possibility. I've even contacted HP several times (in hopes of getting a fresh perspective with each employee) and they've all failed to help me. They also refuse to replace my lappy since there's nothing technically wrong with it.

    My experience has led me to believe that if you're not buying a super uber awesome gaming laptop-then don't bother gaming or complaining about f/r. Stick to your higher end desktops otherwise.

    Even so, thanks to everyone for their help~!


  • Richard Roberts May 11, 2010

    what's your CPU?

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First of all if you are running vista what ever amount of ram you have in your computer you can just cut that in half the second you bought it. yes its that much of a hog. yes liberate your computer and get rid of vista. getting xp would be a good first step but i dont play WOW but if you can run it on linux by all means that is the best solution. oh and if you just added ram dont expect any change. the main thing that ram contributes too is how fast your computer will run on the internet. more change will be seen with how many windows you have opended or the speed that you can surf the web at. over all solution would to just get rid of vista, maybe add some ram for a slight performance boost,three isnt getting you anywhere, and try running an operating system that has a smaller footprint, linux if it can run WOW or xp. (try using both and only going to xp for gaming thats what i do)

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  • ravenholm722 Apr 01, 2009

    by the way im fifteen so any possible suggestions on good rpg's without a monthly fee would be a great help thx=)

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Sounds like a dual core problem. is it athlon if it is youll need the dual core optimiser. i have same problem unfortunatley i dont think the optimizer works on laptops, bugger!"

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  • davebro Jun 09, 2008

    CORRECTION you just bought a hp lappy well so did i ditto poor frame rate. try the optimiser and see if you can install it i couldn´t, on mine,
    there is a way you can run the game in single chip mode,
    just GOOGLE that, my lp is in spanish so im still translating.
    best of luck.


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Try turning Aero off first. Alot of people have reported no difference, but on laptops in particular I find it does have an impact.

To disable Aero -

  1. Right click the desktop and select Personalise
  2. Click on Theme
  3. In the drop box change it to Windows Classic
It will look boring, but gives back the most horespower to the videocard.

You can change it back the same way, obviously selecting Aero instead.
Let me know how you go =)

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    Peter Thompson Apr 22, 2008

    Check you are not running Vista generic drivers as well. You will need to get the drivers from your laptops website not the cards chipset maker nVidia or ATI normally.

    Even the same laptop can have a varied video card in it depending on the spec it's built to.

    Chances are you have a removable video card in there as well and could always get an updated/higher end card then sell off your current one to help cover the costs.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 22, 2008

    The other thing you could do is setup a dual boot system with XP & Vista living together on the one HDD.

    Just make sure you can find all the drivers for XP to make the downgrade possible. Most laptops now have this as an option as a driver pack from the website, though you may have to look around for it.

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    Peter Thompson Apr 28, 2008

    Ok try this if you want to goto XP.

    Ignore the fact they say there are no drivers for a miniute..

    Open Device Manager under Vista.

    Take a note of the exact model numbers for you soundcard, video, lan etc etc.

    Get the manufacturer and the chip version where possible.



    So for lan it could be a Realtek 8029 for eg. So just search for "realtek 8029 xp driver"



    If you search the net, or even goto the manufacturers site for each of the devices you will find XP drivers. The only one you may have problems with is the Video.

    This is meant to come from the laptop manufacturer. Again though, it's normally designed from a reference design, and another driver from another laptop using the same video card will be fine.

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It is Blizzards own servers and internet connections. You could have the fastest connection in the world, but if Blizzard is only pumping out 10Kbps to you, thats all you're gonna get.

Now here is a dose of reality that you have to accept. The bottom line with wow is based on the fact that your trying to literally render 80+ people in a large open space. When you crank special effects it adds magical glows, animations onto each of those 80+ people which will beat on ANY card.

I can get 99 FPS staring at a wall in game, but in situations where there are multiple groups of players the frame rate starts to tank. The lack of a difference in performance between the low video and high video settings makes me think it is sync'ed on the network activity. In other words it might not be you. You don’t need to have my computer that I posted above necessarily. In fact getting a new video card might not even help. The key is having globally a decent system to run the game. Even run of the mill desk top computers can run wow decent if you don’t bog the system down with a lot of junk, and lower some of the wow video options.

However, I am going to stick to my first reason for the bad framerate. Its a network sync issue with Blizzard.

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