First, I download small games, this game is only 2D and can only move left and right, but very lag. In windows xp, i can play gta 3 and vice city in full speed, CS 1.6 (medium quality) smoothly, NFS Underground 2 little lag.

So, this is because the OS or because of a game that I downloaded? If I download another game, whether it will lag too?

I have a netbook with Intel Atom N280 and 1GB of RAM.

edit I can play Final Fantasy VII using from software center PCSX smoothly in Ubuntu.


You can install zram-config on your netbook to improve performance. Just bring up the terminal and type the following:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install zram-config


Are you using Ubuntu 32-bit or 64-bit? Cause using 64-bit version will experience some performance issues with less then 2GB of ram.

  • I use 32-bit. probably my graphics driver that caused this. How do I check the driver installed? – Marco98T May 23 '14 at 0:36

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