I know I'm taking a risk here. Not only am I posting about a laptop on the PC board, but I'm posting about an old GAMING LAPTOP on the PC boards. I fully expect to get crucified, but I'm coming here with my problem first because the GB community is, by and large, pretty great.
Anyway, I bought this laptop a few years ago, because it was cheaper than a gaming PC, and portable is a big thing for me. I didn't want a hugely powerful laptop, just one to play Starcraft and League Of Legends on regularly with my buddies. It has a pretty decent (I stress "pretty decent" here, I know it's hardly going to set the world on fire) GPU and it more than passes on Can You Run It for Starcraft WoL & HotS and Diablo III (been playing them a lot recently) yet on the absolute lowest-of-the-low settings both games stutter, drop frames and lag like crazy.
I have no idea what the problem could be. I'm admittedly a noob when it comes to the particulars of PC specs, but every tool I download and every website I look at, is telling me my laptop should be playing these games in its sleep, even not at low settings. I'll list off the specs below, not really sure what to expect helpwise, just maybe some insights as to what's letting me down:
- Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (up to 1760MB Turbocache)
- 4GB DDR3 Memory
- 500GB HDD