New laptop just doesnt cut it!!

edited December 2007 in Gaming
Ok well im back after buying a £400 laptop and im very dissapointed.

I know £400 aint a lot but the specs say it should be better than what it is.

fujitsu siemans amilo li1705
intel pentium core 2 duo processor
2 gig ram
(supposedly) 256 graphics
120G Hd

And it wont play games for **** every game i install runs really choppy like its got lag and all settings are auto set to low so the graphics are pathetic.

Now ive searched the web and cant find anything about it as too why its so crap so was hoping all you wise people here may be able to come up with an answer.

Thanks in advance

ste

Comments

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf-
    edited December 2007
    I'm guessing it's running Vista.

    If so, you might consider putting XP on it instead, as this would greatly improve performance.
  • maxclarkmaxclark In a hole in the ground
    edited December 2007
    yeah, another reason why i am personally still using XP...:)
  • JBJB Carlsbad, CA
    edited December 2007
    "(supposedly) 256 graphics" - what is the actual make and model?
  • SPIKE09SPIKE09 Scatland
    edited December 2007
    256MG Unichrome Shared Graphics , games will not like this chipset
  • QeldromaQeldroma Arid ZoneAh
    edited December 2007
    Try to install the latest driver for your graphics chipset. VIA should have it.

    It still might not be great, but it might be an improvement.

    I think this is your chipset.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited December 2007
    Unichrome, made by S3, is just not a gaming-grade video chipset, there's no way around it. Upgrading from Vista to XP will help, certainly... but I don't think you'll be able to play any modern games at a reasonable pace on that machine no matter what.
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX
    edited December 2007
    Upgrading from Vista to XP will help,

    I see what you did there sir.:cool2:
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    edited December 2007
    he speaks the prime truth
  • airbornflghtairbornflght Houston, TX
    edited December 2007
    truly, truly.
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