I have a Lenovo Z470 laptop and these are its specs (generated from Speccy):
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU: Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz, Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM: 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: LENOVO KL6 (CPU)
Graphics: ThinkPad Display 1366x768 (1366x768@60Hz), NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Hard Drives: 466GB Seagate ST9500325AS (SATA), 5400 RPM. C:\ = 60.1GB free of 113GB, D:\ = 45.6GB free of 228GB
Optical Drives: OPY C9EJ0DUV SCSI CdRom Device, MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8B1AS
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio
Anything else I need to add? I'm usually getting 30 to 40+ FPS when I'm playing Borderlands (the first game) and Just Cause 2. I use 1366x768 resolution but pretty much every other game video settings are set to mid or low.
My video card drivers are up-to-date, I don't run any other applications when I'm playing (except for Fraps). And being that my laptop has Optimus Technology, I make sure my games are utilizing my Nvidia card. If this matters, my games are installed in drive D:.
Do I perhaps need to adjust settings in my Nvidia control panel? Or free up some disk space? What do you think is the bottleneck of my laptop's gaming performance? Thank you.