Hello everyone.

I set up this blog since I've come across countless posts from different forums about whether a certain game works on a laptop with an integrated graphics solution such as the Intel X3100.

While this blog will cover the X3100, which I have, you can also find a link to the blog about the GMA950 integrated solution (which is maintained by ElbertZai), and as such will prove that integrated graphics solutions are not to be brushed aside.

Welcome to the unique world of mobile gaming.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tasks to end before gametime.

Unnecessary programs and processes on Windows XP or Vista can be closed before gametime, as follows:

Right-click a blank space on the Windows Taskbar and select Task Manager.

The following should be done to end unnecessary programs:
  1. For the list of active programs, click on the Applications tab.
  2. Click on a program listed in this window then click the End Task button.
  3. Repeat step 2 until all programs have been closed.
To close unnecessary processes do the following:
  1. Click the Processes tab to view the list of active processes.
  2. Click the User Name column header to organize the processes by login (i.e. username).
  3. Click on any program listed next to your Windows login, except EXPLORER.EXE and TASKMGR.EXE, then select the End Process button. (Warning: Do not close any processes running under SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE, or NETWORK SERVICE.)
  4. Repeat step 3 until all of the programs associated with your Windows Login are closed except for the aforementioned two programs.

Doing this will free up much needed RAM and will unload the CPU of unnecessary processes, devoting precious cycles for your game.


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Dylan said...

Thank you for creating this blog! Youve been very helpful and i love the compatible games list you posted... now if only i could figure out how to run world of warcraft at a decent framerate without sacrificing alot of the looks.