Games run really slow...
I've noticed that every time I play most any game, my CPU runs constantly at or near 100%, and runs really slow. I always assumed it's because of my graphics card(specs below), but I don't know. I've been attempting to play Spore, and sometimes it runs relatively fine if I set affinity to CPU 1. (my system does meets the minimum specs) Other times, though, it maxes both cores the processor even though the game is set to only use one, and I get maybe 10FPS, generally slower. What's going on?
Dell XPS M1210
2.0GHz Centrino Duo
NVidia GeForce Go 7400 (128Mb, I think)
Windows Vista Home Premium
If this helps I keep it on a cheap laptop cooler. It still gets pretty hot, but not like it does when the cooler isn't there.
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