Should run games pretty nicely right?
Well apparently not, during my gameplay of WoW, i'll sometimes be achieving 40 - 60 FPS low - medium in confined areas when not many players are around, however majority of the time it is below this, or my gameplay consists of tearing and lag spikes during combat and when im in larger areas of the game.
It got even worst, since during 'raiding' as WoW players call it, where 25 of you are working to kill things, so many spells etc flying around, i was achieving 4 - 6 FPS, which is even worst than my desktop with 2gb ram, Athlon 64x2 and 4650 HD
I used to use the stock drivers which came with the machine, i updated to the new mobility drivers which made no difference, i was told a modded version of the desktop drivers would be optimal for my notebook, i went through that, still no difference.
I've gotten rid of all bloatware which came with the Laptop to my knowledge, the only thing i can source this problem down to would somehow be the GPU.
Googles provide no one else with FPS issues on their 4830's, WoW wise or any game really.
My suspicions is leaning towards my CPU maybe being faulty.
Whether i have my graphics on the game set to medium, high or ultra, FPS is the same in some areas. However when CPU power starts coming into demand from players' actions etc. It will plummet nonetheless.
When i mentioned about raiding FPS, this was encountered no matter how low or high my FPS was which must mean it can't be the GPU?
I was playing at 1366x768 but more recently reduced this to 1280x720.
I don't really own a great selection of PC Games atm either, however due to my base sample being World of Warcraft atm, i may look into further diagnosing the issue with the actual game. However there is still no explanation for that performance test?
Basing myself on the performance test, and the fact that this computer is refurbished, and despite what i throw at it, i can't seem to get the CPU to go higher than a rediculous 0.9 GHz i think i'm going to take it back while i still can, and buy a cheaper i5 5650 laptop 'brand new' which performs alot better according to comparisons on the performance test