Frames Per Second Prob

I have a HP Pavillion laptop with 2.0ghz Pentium M, just to start off.

The current problem seems to be in the Mobility Radeon 9200, for the moment. Whenever I am doing anything graphics intensive my frames per second drops to where the different becomes visually noticeable. In Counter-Strike I had my get graph on and my fps plummeted from 99 to 18 (just as an example, only game I could check easily).

I uninstalled/reinstalled my driver but the problem just appeared again so, I was wondering if anyone who knows more than me about ATI's could lend a helping hand.


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Did it used to run better and now has slowed down?

That sounds like normal operation. The 9200 is not much of a gaming chip and laptops in general don't have the horsepower to play first person shooters smoothly.

The best you can do is reduce the screen resolution to 800x600 and reduce the image quality settings in the game.
Oh, this was a developing problem. For example, I have never had trouble running CS in a window while doing homework, chatting and having music running in the background.

However, after doing some forum browsing and getting a few extremely helpful techies at HP to help me out I believe I have solved the problem.
Oh yeah, I knew I forgot something.

Damned if I know which helped, but I elevated my laptop to facilitate air movement and updated my BIOS. The HP guy told me to update the video driver but I had already done that.

Also, I just picked up a program which is supposed to help smooth out fps. PCI Latency Tool 2.3, seems to be working quite well so far.

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