|- Check the Task Manager before you run the game. CPU usage should be 0-2%. If it's higher, find out which process is using the extra CPU time and kill it. |
- Laptops can easily overheat. Because a laptop's CPU, video chip, core logic, and hard drive are all crammed beneath the keyboard, heat can build up very quickly. Any dust on the heatsink(s) and fan can cause the CPU and video chip to lower their processing speed in order to stay cool. If you haven't blasted the dust out of your notebook lately, you should probably do so.
Dual core Opteron 185 @ 3.2GHz on A8N32-SLI Deluxe
4GB of CL2 PC3200
2x 8800GTS in SLI
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD
X-Fi Titanium for PCI-E
Samsung 24" LCD