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Laptop-HDTV interfaced using HDMI, games seem laggy, help please

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May 24, 2013 1:18:57 PM

Hi everyone,

So I have a Dell laptop with Core i5, intel HD 4000, 8 GB RAM. I know that the configuration isn't great but games run smoothly when I run them at low or medium settings.

I connected my laptop to my 42 inch Panasonic Viera using a HDMI cable. The movies, videos play great but when I try playing games like Hitman absolution, assassin's creed 3 and some other high graphic games there is a bit of delay in both reaction to the controls as well as slight breaking of audio and sound. So yeah when I play it purely on laptop it's great and smooth but on TV it goes bad.

Is it something to do with my HDMI cable-TV, not syncing well with my laptop or something or do big 42 inch tvs put pressure on my puny graphic card?

Please help me out, I can't seem to figure out how to remove this delay in gameplay/audio delay and breaks. Thanks!!!
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May 24, 2013 1:21:01 PM

What is the resolution on your laptop? The iGPU may not be powerful enough to run them at the settings you want at 1080p (assuming the TV is 1080p).
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May 24, 2013 1:24:44 PM

The HD4000 has to produce 2 images when connecting to an external moniter which is more then it can handle for gaming
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May 24, 2013 1:26:17 PM

Does it make a difference if the OP disables the laptop monitor? (like when you select which source to output to, my laptop can mirror, extend, or external only).
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May 24, 2013 1:29:01 PM

Yeah that would help but he would have to match the resoloution his moniter on the laptop produces to match the performance he is used to.
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May 24, 2013 1:40:15 PM

Thanks a lot for your replies guys. Yeah it's a 1080p hdtv. My laptop is 15 inch screen with a resolution of 1280*720. I did not know bigger screens put extra pressure on the graphic device. I thought the hdmi cable is just used to project stuff from the laptop onto the tv screen plain and simple. So by matching the resolutions u mean- in game under options section I need to set the screen resolution as 1280*720 (same as the laptop resolution) or do I have to do this matching part somewhere else?
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May 24, 2013 1:41:27 PM

that will work ingame but i would also try disabling your laptop moniter while its connected aswell to add more preformance so your integrated gpu isnt working to produce 2 images at one time.
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May 24, 2013 1:51:02 PM

yes
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