FPS Lag?

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December 31, 2008 at 12:35:04
Specs: Windows Vista, 3GB
Okay, I bought my laptop for 2 days. The salesman said it had a perfect graphic card for gaming. I'm not too sure about that now. The driver is NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G. Anyways, I've only downloaded Windows Live Messenger, Firefox, and two games: Soldier Front & Silkroad Online. In both games, I receive some weird frame lag. In Silkroad, it seems to be constant. However, in Soldier Front, it happens every couple of seconds, OR if I'm in a detailed map. I also have stuff like Norton Protection Center and stuff, but I'm not sure what affects it and what doesn't. Help will be extremely appreciated. Thanks.

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December 31, 2008 at 12:40:01
How old are these games? Like many older programs, they might just not work well under Vista.

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December 31, 2008 at 12:54:13
My friend has an older laptop with Vista, lower overall specs than me, but still won't frame lag.

But if it was Vista's problem, should I degrade it to XP or something?

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December 31, 2008 at 13:50:22
Try posting the correct model number for your notebook.


What would probably help would be to disable all the useless crap that's running in the background. Also, dump Norton ASAP & replace it with something more lightweight.


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December 31, 2008 at 15:33:13
Oops, you're right. My notebook's model is actually HP G60.

Do you know any free security programs online that you recommend I could try?

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January 1, 2009 at 18:31:33
After you have uninstalled Norton and all its' bloat (LiveUpdate et al.) and reboot, run the Norton removal tool for your *exact* Norton product (reboot again):

Download and run the Norton Removal Tool

Then install a good free antivirus (I don't recommend AVG) and either use the Windows firewall or try something like Online Armor (they have a free version).

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January 1, 2009 at 18:50:03
"I don't recommend AVG"

Why is that? I've tried a couple of the other freebies such as Avast & AntiVir but didn't care for them. The trick to installing AVG is to do the custom install & uncheck the box for "link scanner".


As for firewalls, there are several to choose from...I recommend Sunbelt:


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January 5, 2009 at 10:40:16
and if you get a chance, kick the sales person in the nuts.

when he said "good for gaming," he probably meant solitare and minesweeper, nothing with 3D graphics.

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