I own a laptop that I use for gaming and surfing the Internet on a daily basis, and although it's about 3-4 years old, it is capable of handling *most* modern games just fine.
Anyway, I have recently decided to update my graphics drivers, but, to my disappointment, I ended up finding myself unable to even play 1080p videos without experiencing horrible framerate drops.
The same rings true for games - for example, I used to be able to play Team Fortress 2 at medium settings (in DirectX 8.1 mode) and the game almost never stuttered below 60 fps.
I have tried downloading GPU-Z and MSI Afterburner and checking the clock speed of my video card therein, but the results I got were quite vague.
According to MSI Afterburner, there was no change in my clock speed (it was always at the maximum), but GPU-Z indicated otherwise (the clock speed was cut in half for some reason).
Downgrading to the previous installation of the drivers did not make any difference.
I would really appreciate it if you could help me out.
Thank you in advance.
EDIT: Here's some more info about my system in case you need it.
Laptop model: Acer Extensa 5630
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.5 GHz)
RAM: 4 GB
Video card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
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