Computer Lags When Playing Games (especially newer 3D ones)

Computer basics:
HP 2000 Notebook PC
Processor: AMD E-450 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics. 1.65 GHz
Installed Memory: 4 gigs of RAM, 3.60 currently usable.
64-bit operating system.

Hello!
Ever since I received this laptop as a present, I've had trouble with lagging in games. It seems to target newer games that require a lot of something or other (yeah, I'm not a tech person) such as Amnesia, Deadpool, and Call of Cthulhu: DCotE. Tonight, I got one called Overgrowth, and it lagged so much I couldn't enjoy it. Whenever I play games such as these I have to turn down graphics as much as I can, and even then, I can still get a little bit of lag!
Some games don't lag, but they don't seem to take as much. SCP: Containment Breach is one that ran smoothly. Game Dev Tycoon would be another.
I just don't know. I turn off unneeded programs, I turn up its priority in Task Manager, I configure graphics - I seriously don't know what to do anymore!

I would like a solution to this soon. There's a new Sherlock Holmes game coming out from Frogwares this year and I can tell just by the previews that it's going to take a lot to run nicely and I just can't have any lag on a Sherlock game! I wanted to rip my hair out everytime The Testament started to lag...

Please and thank you!
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  1. You have an entry level processor with a very weak integrated graphics card, so very few modern games will be playable for you outside of a few indie games with extremely low system requirements.

    You can try a few things like Razer's game booster that will turn off any background processes etc. to try and boost performance, but this would primarily help if you were having memory issues (which I don't think you are).

    Long story short is you need a new laptop with a decent dedicated gpu to be able to play games at decent frame rates, and there is no way to upgrade this on your current laptop.
  2. Tibbs01 said:
    You have an entry level processor with a very weak integrated graphics card, so very few modern games will be playable for you outside of a few indie games with extremely low system requirements.

    You can try a few things like Razer's game booster that will turn off any background processes etc. to try and boost performance, but this would primarily help if you were having memory issues (which I don't think you are).

    Long story short is you need a new laptop with a decent dedicated gpu to be able to play games at decent frame rates, and there is no way to upgrade this on your current laptop.


    Is it possible to upgrade my processor/graphics card/whatever?
  3. Unfortunately no.
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