Re: Novice looking to boost system, any help?
I'm assuming that this laptop is running Windows 7 so, you should have received a restore disk with the system. The Windows 7 installation has been improved from the XP system in the way that, you can install Windows 7 over the existing installation and retain all the data that was on the drive. It will move all of your data into a Windows.old folder that you can access from the new installation. As for the laptop getting hot, is this a new laptop? I would recommend one of those laptop fan attachments that sits underneath the laptop to cool it. If it's a gaming laptop, they do tend to get pretty heated so one of those coolers will help. As for StarCraft 2, it lags for me too at times regardless of the graphic settings so don't stress too much, but 4-5 minutes is excessive. Try a new Windows installation and that may help. What are the specs of your laptop?
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