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Old 04-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #11
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Some good tips there to improve the general performance of your machine.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:47 PM   #12
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@LambOfGod - Thanks, however I do those maintenance steps all the time and have made a load of registry hacks to improve Vista's performance. As a result, my 'day-to-day browsing' performance is even better than my desktop's.

Strangely enough, I completely overlooked my video cards drivers, and DXDIAG revealed I was running on May, 2007 drivers! I upgraded my drivers and the games seem to be performing as they should now - COD4 works smoothly with everything on high (except for AA of course), and COD5 is a little bit slower but still playable. Left 4 Dead had to have its shaders turned down, but now things are working great. I feel silly for not thinking about the drivers.

Thanks for your help, guys! I really appreciate it.
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lol funny to think that after all this the second sort that came up was the only one needed. Glad to hear that your problem's sorted.
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