You are comparing the bottom of the barrel 6150 to other chipsets and rediscovering a bitter lesson. This is not a gamer's laptop. It can run more games than the 950 GMA but that's where the advantages end.
If you want a gamer's laptop you need to shop for such.
I am not sure exactly where this post belongs because the problem could be either with the drivers, the card its self, or the operating system and its compatibility issues however the topic of concern is to me the graphics card so i figured I'd put my post in the hardware section.
I know it's an intergraded card and supposedly all intergraded cards are horrible for gaming. I find this to be far from true so before you jump on me for that consider the following.
My old laptop which was a dv8000 an older model of my current laptop a dv9000. It's specs are as follows
Graphics- Ati readon 200m
Processor- AMD Turion 64 at 1.8 ghz
Ram- 1024 megs
Not much but gaming centers mostly around these components. Now on this machine I had no problem playing anything short of Oblivion. Half Life 2 would run perfectly smoothly with every setting maxed. Doom 3 could be played comfortably on High Quality on the second to highest resolution. From World of Warcraft to Guild Wars I never had a problem aside from a slightly sluggish frame rate occasionally in wow.
My friends laptop sporting an intel 950 graphics accelerator 2 gigs of ram and a centreno duo operating at 1.8 ghz per core also is able to easily out preform my current laptop easily though it is unable to access many of the features that mine can like pixel shader effects and anisotropic filtering however with all the settings maxed it can outperform me in some of my favorite older games such as World of Warcraft and Kotor, even in Ut2004 I notice higher frame rates.
Now my current specs are as follows
Graphics- go 6150
Processor- AMD TurionX2 operating at 2.2 ghz per core
I find it difficult to believe that an intel graphics card could mop the floor with an Nvidia card which is one of my reasons for making this post. I also had systemrequiermentslab.com scan both my friend and my laptop while I was able to easily meet the requirements of most games he was unable to yet I am the one with the barrage of praformence issues. Now three on my list of reasons for making this post was my tampering with what could possibly be causing these preformed drops, before I changed my drivers from the most recent ones released by hp its self I could not play kotor at all it would not start and the preformed in World of Warcraft was so horrible even the audio was choppy. I used a website offering tweaked drivers being that none of Nvidia's forceware drivers seem to support the go 6150 for some strange reason.
upon installing these older drivers the preformence in just about every game went up substantially. I can comfortably play World of Warcraft, for the most part. And Kotor will run not without low framerates however. Quake 4 will also run now still unsmoothly. I figured this is a high power game I had better try turning the settings down this only decreased the frame rates further. I decided just to see what would happen to turn the game up to ultra quality surprisingly my frame rates increased... now that strikes me as strange usually a game runs worse on higher settings and better when you turn the settings down.
I apologize in advance for the long post however I have searched tirelessly for a solution or answer to the problem including comparing benchmarks from my card to the 200m and the 950 and with many points to spare the go 6150 appears to outperform both cards easily. Is this actually an illusion? is the newer go 6150 really worse then an intel card? or does my problem lye elsewhere? Please any help would be greatly appreciated.