Recently, I've experienced huge amounts of lag in every game I play. I have:
Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 6200 512MB
1 GB of Ram
Now I'm sure my computer meets the requirements, sometimes over passing, for every game I play. Even Morrowind lags on my PC, giving 20 FPS and for some reason, lowering the settings INCREASES the lag. I get 15 FPS in almost every game like Company of Heroes, where by default the settings are recommended to somewhat high-ultra yet I get the same framerate at the lowest settings. Battle for Middle Earth 2 runs at 25 FPS until I create around 3 hordes of units when the framerate plummets down to 12-15 FPS. Even Oblivon lags at low-mid settings at 800x600 without mods and the only thing I like to keep high in this game is the view distant which is set to full. Dawn of War lags in battles so much that during battles, it looks like a slideshow even at Medium settings at 1024x768. Everyone else with specs lower than me can play all these games and more at 25-30 FPS with my settings.
Right now, I'm so pissed off that I'm considering throwing this piece of crap PC out of my window but the problem is I really can't get my higher-end laptop back for months so I'm stuck with this. Can anyone tell me what is wrong with my computer? I'm expecting much more out of it. Any help is appreciated.