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July 14, 2013 8:02:36 PM

I have a Lenovo Laptop, and it doesn't run games anywhere near as fast as it should. My specs are:
Model Number: 32592EM
Operating System: Windows 7 x64
Ram: 8GB
Processor: Intel Core i7-3612QM
Graphic Cards: (Intel HD Graphics 4000) or (NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M) I can choose between each one of those.

I know this computer should be able to run games at at least medium settings. When I have the game auto-decide what settings, it sets them at high, but when I go into play the game, it is just extremely laggy and slow. To get games running properly, I have to lower the settings to low, and even then it has problems.

I have done a few things already to try and fix this. I have de-fragmented the hard drive, uninstalled any useless programs, and cleaned up what programs start when I boot up my laptop.

If anyone could help me make it faster, or tell me why this laptop is not running games well, it'd be much appreciated.
And sorry if I word it badly, or don't put in the required information.

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July 14, 2013 8:07:09 PM

Use GT630M. It sounds to me like you're using Intel HD 4000.
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July 14, 2013 8:26:59 PM

JRAtk94 said:
Use GT630M. It sounds to me like you're using Intel HD 4000.


I have the NVIDIA set as default.
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July 14, 2013 8:27:39 PM

What games are you referring to, exactly?
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July 14, 2013 8:30:59 PM

JRAtk94 said:
What games are you referring to, exactly?


The most recent game which actually doesn't work, even at the lowest settings is The Witcher 2. I do play Just Cause 2, Tomb Raider (2013), and they work on the lowest settings.
There are a few games which are a little slow, but still playable like Grand Theft Auto IV and Planetside 2.
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July 14, 2013 8:35:32 PM

Well, the GT630M barely meets minimum requirements for Witcher 2, so that's understandable. You'll need to lower your game resolution to play it.

You have to remember that the GT630M isn't a great GPU - it's a weaker version of the GT630 desktop GPU, and that's not fit for gaming either, so a cut-down version isn't going to cut the mustard with modern games.

What resolution do you normally play at?
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July 14, 2013 8:38:20 PM

JRAtk94 said:
What resolution do you normally play at?


1366x786
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July 14, 2013 8:42:05 PM

Try 1280x720 (720p).

Use a system requirements website to determine if you can play a game or not (GameDebate is a good one).

For Witcher 2 and Tomb Raider, low settings are what you should be expecting according to GameDebate (didn't check any other games).

Although you have loads of RAM and a good CPU, laptops just simply don't have the GPU power needed for modern games.
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July 14, 2013 8:44:10 PM

JRAtk94 said:
Try 1280x720 (720p).

Use a system requirements website to determine if you can play a game or not (GameDebate is a good one).

For Witcher 2 and Tomb Raider, low settings are what you should be expecting according to GameDebate (didn't check any other games).

Although you have loads of RAM and a good CPU, laptops just simply don't have the GPU power needed for modern games.


So it's my GPU. Thank you for your help. Really appreciated
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July 15, 2013 5:31:59 AM

No worries :) 
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