i have a new hp laptop with an ati radeon mobility x600, when i load up blender, any version, it works fine for about 10-20 seconds or so, then it starts slowing down to a CRAWL, no matter what action i take in blender, even zooming in with nothing in the scene, is it a graphics card issue? what should i do!!

It’s the ATI card.

You could try using an Nvidia card or disable it for Blender.

rite… how do i disable my card?

well since it’s a laptop…not many options. read this though