I believe the only thing to look at is "trimming the fat" optimizing the computer removing, or disabling auto run, on many things that run in the background. HP will have several of their own apps and other "free" apps preloaded which are running in the background and removing them or disabling the auto start can help drastically. I don't really know what all that is with out looking to say what and how on this though. I also would ask what if any AV are you using? I run NWN and play HG some from my HP netbook and most of my problems are related to things outside the hardware specs so I don't see why you should have any more issue than I do.