Low FPS problems
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6500 @ 2.10GHz 2.10GHz
RAM: 4.00 GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Model: Sony VAIO VGN-NW125J
I have read the sticky, followed all steps and all drivers are up-to-date, I also uninstalled and reinstalled my video cards driver.
The problem I have been experiencing is low frame rate and possibly an above average CPU usage when playing certain games like World of Warcraft and Heroes of Newerth. My gameplay used to be a tad choppy with WoW but turning down all game settings to low has helped it become smoother. The problem is I get a high of 20-30 fps (usually 20) when alone in the wild, but when I go near town it drops to 8-11 (usually 11). My CPU usage also jumps up to 50-60% and the process consumes ~450,000K memory. World of Warcraft isn't a heavy game to run and I used to run it amazingly just over a year ago. I have a slight suspicion that I somehow messed up my CPU or graphics card playing StarCraft 2 on this laptop a year or so back. It seems coincidental that I have been experiencing performance issues when running games since then. The few times I tried to run that game, my laptop overheated and even once the screen turned green and messed up causing my computer to crash and reboot. After it rebooted it seemed fine and I never ran StarCraft 2 on it again. I have gotten a lot smarter since then knowing my hardware's limits, but I can't help but feel paranoid that it's too late for this laptop which I have only had for just shy over 2 years now. I would just like your thoughts and any help to increase my FPS and whether or not you think SC2 could have ruined me.