Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:35 PM
so i bought a pretty low end hp laptop about 7 months ago. It has vista home premium, 2 gigs of memory, a dual core amd athlon processor, and integrated nvidia graphics processor. I don't play many games that often but occasionally i will play an old game that should be able to run perfectly fine on this computer. the laptop has worked fine until about a month ago. now when i load up a game such as dawn of war it will work fine at first, but if I then minimize the window then maximize it, it will then run terrible slow and the frame rate will not go back to normal even after a long time. I have tested this problem on several different games and have gotten similar results. I do maintain my laptop. I run disk defragmenter, diskcheck, I have avg anti virus + ad aware anti-spyware, I have plenty of disk space and keep windows updated. I am pretty sure this is not a problem with viruses since I have run many scans and am consistently clean. I don't know if this is a vista problem or what but it is really annoying. any help would be appreciated.