This is my laptop:
It's an Acer Aspire 7551g.
- 1GB dedicated graphics card (like the main reason I got it)
- 17.3 inch screen (native resolution is 1600x900)
- 4Gb ram
- 2.1 GHZ triple core processor
- Windows 7 operating system (64-bit)
- 500GB hard drive. (Such a lie....more like mid 400s
It can run FusionFall and most games fine on most settings.
Yep, 4thHokage, your new laptop can easily run FusionFall.
FusionFall doesn't really slow down computers, it's a browser game!
Now, if you had tons of downloaded games, CD games, other non-browser based games,
your computer would slow down quite a bit.
The biggest things to slow a computer down are:
- Viruses, trojans, malware, spyware, rootkits, etc.
- Unnecessary programs running in the background and at start up.
- Having lots of files and programs installed on your computer. (Not like a dozen...I mean like HUNDREDS...
I think I have OVER 200 programs installed and many many many thousands of files.
So yeah, my computer isn't really slow but can be a bit weak on the performance side.
- Overheating! Dust! Damage! That physical stuff...
- Time. You've heard time's a good healer.....but it also ages machines through wear and tear and
on short periods (months) can slow software down in Windows and Windows itself. (Accumulated errors and
stuff I don't understand since I'm not an operating system developer.)
Those are the main slowing factors.
I personally disable all programs at startup (by using msconfig and the startup tab)
because there's really no need. Even my antivirus software pops up a few minutes after start up so it's fine for me.
Reason MY laptop is a bit slow at times:
- WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too many programs and files.
When I get a 2 or 3TB hard drive, I'll back up stuff and reinstall Windows 7.
- Overheating from the past. (At some point I started using a cooling fan so further damage can be prevented.)
- Haven't reinstalled Windows 7 in a long time so software must have gotten
corrupted, problems accumulated, registry problems, etc.
Because of the 7 Legends movie, I still have to delay reinstalling my OS because
there are hundreds of GB of video to edit.