well to be honest, the tru way of getting your system to go faster is to upgrade the hardware and get liquid cooling instead of fans.if you want to keep the hardware your running now then get a liquid cooling system and overclock the system.atleast this way the liquid cooling will keep the system 20 times cooler then the triditional fan & heatsink.
Acer Aspire 6920G Class 1 Series -2.1 GHz Centrino Duo T8100 -16˝ HD Widescreen -GeForce 9500M GS with 512mb GDDR3 -4Gb of system RAM -320Gb HDD Getting to run STALKER in widescreen with some glitching on Vista, average is 30-40 FPS with a lot of fireworks around. Most stuff set on high. Make yourself some priorities; if you like (like me...) to see far away, set distance to maximum, lower something else etc... Most modern games require hardware that cannot satisfy the engine power reqs... And it will get worse.
In Soviet Russia,car drives u!
15th November 2008
I always tried the technique you mentioned with new games I get, the one with starting the settings on low or medium and going up from there. Stalker runs ok on medium. I had Stalker a year ago and with the settings on medium and it ran smooth, but I just got it again recently, and noticed it laggs sometimes in heavy firefights, which can be annoying, but when I had the game a year ago I never had any problems with it. I cleaned up my laptop, like defrag, disk cleanup, and taking off stuff I dont need or use anymore, which cleared up alot of space especially after getting rid of WoW, which took up 8.49G's! (I dont play it anymore).