Hello, I've been having troubles with my laptop lately and I wonder if you could give me hand. I'm having poor performance when I'm playing games. I get like massive lag spikes, which makes gameplay impossible. Then, when I run the task manager, I can see that many processes have a lot of cpu usage, and many processes are very random, so this is very annoying and I think it's hardware-related. I also reinstalled windows last night and problem is still there (it's not a virus problem because my windows came with norton 360 for free, and I think is a good antivirus) Anyway, my specs:
Cpu: Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 1.86 ghz RAM: 2 GB OS: Windows Vista Home Basic 32 bits Video: Intel GMA 965 express family 120 GB HDD BRAND NEW OS, NO MALWARE
Oow, yes, almost forgot, my computer heats up a lot, when not doing anything, average temp is around 60º C, when playing, average temp is around 90ºC (It once reached 100ºC) I hope you can help me. Thanks anyway.
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use msconfig to turn off programs that start automatically with windows .
Pentium cpus are so slow they run so slow with under 3ghz. Try overclock your cpu. My pentium dual cpu run 3.6ghz and no faster than core 2 duo 1.6ghz