I have recently bought myself a laptop of the brand/modell Acer Aspire 5613ZWLMi, which I did not meant to get for games at all. Now on the other hand I would like to catch up with some Counter-Strike 1.6 and Condition Zero anyway, but when I play on my laptop it tends to lag a little.
Here you have a link to the laptop. The only differense is that I have 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB as in the link.
You can't expect much from a laptop using Integrated graphics ( Intel GMA 950). You need a dedicated graphics card. It would run games well with an 8600M GT or 8700M GT. Dunno if you can add one and disable the onboard graphics...check the MFG site.
I doubt myself that there is much I can do when it comes to boost this computer in performance. What I did was that I istalled a new GFX-driver, and that made the game go a little bit more stable. Now I can play on servers with 32 players, and the lag is almost not noticeable. When a lot of stuff happens on the samt time, like a buch of people fire their weapons, a few throws granades and some someboms it do lag a little, and sometimes freez up for a second or so.
g-paw I might give Windows XP a try, but I am not very sure this will help either. It might make the game go a little bit more smoothly. That's what I hope anyway.
If i re-install my laptop with XP i will post here and hand out some results.
ibleet: I was looking at a laptop with the GeForce 8600M GT GFX-card. I knew that laptop would run this game just fine, but I am not really in any need of a gaming-laptop. I will buy a new HTPC that will sure to handle a game like Bioshock just fine, in a few months, so this laptop was just a case of "being able to go portable".
To keep you guys updated, if you are curious this is what I have been doing to get a better flow in my game.
- New GFX-drivers
- High FPS-script for Counter-Strike
- New low-res models for Counter-Strike
- Visual effects in Vista set to best performance
This setup makes the game run without any lag at all. I am also still concidering switching to Windows XP, as some of my programs wont run in Vista, and I think that I will get an overall better performance in XP.