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August 26, 2013 3:36:49 PM

Hey so I just got my first gaming laptop about 2 days ago, and have been experimenting with some games I bought on steam. All of the games play fine (Over 60FPS on Highest settings) but I've noticed that during cutscenes the frame rate drops and it lags. Also when I move the mouse around it seems like it's lagging or stuttering. I'm not a computer geek so could someone tell me what this is, and how I can fix it? I
Im using a lenovo y510p with dual GT750M SLI graphics and an 4th gen haswell i7 processor.
I have also been tinkering with the nvidia control panel a little but nothing that I do seems to help. :??: 

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August 26, 2013 5:35:51 PM

Try out Geforce experience.
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August 26, 2013 6:48:11 PM

LinERideR said:
Hey so I just got my first gaming laptop about 2 days ago, and have been experimenting with some games I bought on steam. All of the games play fine (Over 60FPS on Highest settings) but I've noticed that during cutscenes the frame rate drops and it lags. Also when I move the mouse around it seems like it's lagging or stuttering. I'm not a computer geek so could someone tell me what this is, and how I can fix it? I
Im using a lenovo y510p with dual GT750M SLI graphics and an 4th gen haswell i7 processor.
I have also been tinkering with the nvidia control panel a little but nothing that I do seems to help. :??: 


BranFlake5 said:
Try out Geforce experience.


I have that. Thats for optimizing game settings. I'm talking about when yuo right click on the desktop and click on nvidia control panel, and you have options to turn anti aliasing on/off or vsync etc. What should I set those settings o for optimizing performance?
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August 26, 2013 7:49:36 PM

LinERideR said:
LinERideR said:
Hey so I just got my first gaming laptop about 2 days ago, and have been experimenting with some games I bought on steam. All of the games play fine (Over 60FPS on Highest settings) but I've noticed that during cutscenes the frame rate drops and it lags. Also when I move the mouse around it seems like it's lagging or stuttering. I'm not a computer geek so could someone tell me what this is, and how I can fix it? I
Im using a lenovo y510p with dual GT750M SLI graphics and an 4th gen haswell i7 processor.
I have also been tinkering with the nvidia control panel a little but nothing that I do seems to help. :??: 


BranFlake5 said:
Try out Geforce experience.


I have that. Thats for optimizing game settings. I'm talking about when yuo right click on the desktop and click on nvidia control panel, and you have options to turn anti aliasing on/off or vsync etc. What should I set those settings o for optimizing performance?


I would leave all of those default EXCEPT Adaptive Vsync, it is better than regular Vsync because it adapts (No,really)



Also for the first slider between quality and performance choose either quality or balanced.
Keep in mind that the 3D settings are just a way to override the manual settings of each game. Everything set to auto or recommended is best. The Frame drops during cut scenes happen to every one because games start producing less frames.

Also your dual setup is called SLI and they tend to have minor issues here and there.

About the mouse, this can be graphic related or latency related. If it's wireless, there is the most likely problem. If its plugged in usb 3, problem. Bad sensor, old mouse, or low DPI setting, maybe a problem. Or Monitor response time high, problem.
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August 26, 2013 7:54:07 PM

Also you can turn on threaded optimization if you only use modern programs (roughly 2006 and above) and In adaptive Sync if you see a smooth option that's available for SLI and can help out some.
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August 27, 2013 2:13:13 PM

BranFlake5 said:
LinERideR said:
LinERideR said:
Hey so I just got my first gaming laptop about 2 days ago, and have been experimenting with some games I bought on steam. All of the games play fine (Over 60FPS on Highest settings) but I've noticed that during cutscenes the frame rate drops and it lags. Also when I move the mouse around it seems like it's lagging or stuttering. I'm not a computer geek so could someone tell me what this is, and how I can fix it? I
Im using a lenovo y510p with dual GT750M SLI graphics and an 4th gen haswell i7 processor.
I have also been tinkering with the nvidia control panel a little but nothing that I do seems to help. :??: 


BranFlake5 said:
Try out Geforce experience.


I have that. Thats for optimizing game settings. I'm talking about when yuo right click on the desktop and click on nvidia control panel, and you have options to turn anti aliasing on/off or vsync etc. What should I set those settings o for optimizing performance?


I would leave all of those default EXCEPT Adaptive Vsync, it is better than regular Vsync because it adapts (No,really)



Also for the first slider between quality and performance choose either quality or balanced.
Keep in mind that the 3D settings are just a way to override the manual settings of each game. Everything set to auto or recommended is best. The Frame drops during cut scenes happen to every one because games start producing less frames.

Also your dual setup is called SLI and they tend to have minor issues here and there.

About the mouse, this can be graphic related or latency related. If it's wireless, there is the most likely problem. If its plugged in usb 3, problem. Bad sensor, old mouse, or low DPI setting, maybe a problem. Or Monitor response time high, problem.


Ok thanks a ton, I believe this fixed it mostly. Bulletstorm is running smoothly in 1080p and max settings averaging 55-60 FPS and only dropping to 40 during really demanding sequences. Before I pick you as best answer, I was you could answer a question for me first.
What is anti aliasing and what does it do? And will it make a difference if it's set to 2x, 4x, 6x etc?
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August 27, 2013 6:54:02 PM

LinERideR said:
BranFlake5 said:
LinERideR said:
LinERideR said:
Hey so I just got my first gaming laptop about 2 days ago, and have been experimenting with some games I bought on steam. All of the games play fine (Over 60FPS on Highest settings) but I've noticed that during cutscenes the frame rate drops and it lags. Also when I move the mouse around it seems like it's lagging or stuttering. I'm not a computer geek so could someone tell me what this is, and how I can fix it? I
Im using a lenovo y510p with dual GT750M SLI graphics and an 4th gen haswell i7 processor.
I have also been tinkering with the nvidia control panel a little but nothing that I do seems to help. :??: 


BranFlake5 said:
Try out Geforce experience.


I have that. Thats for optimizing game settings. I'm talking about when yuo right click on the desktop and click on nvidia control panel, and you have options to turn anti aliasing on/off or vsync etc. What should I set those settings o for optimizing performance?


I would leave all of those default EXCEPT Adaptive Vsync, it is better than regular Vsync because it adapts (No,really)



Also for the first slider between quality and performance choose either quality or balanced.
Keep in mind that the 3D settings are just a way to override the manual settings of each game. Everything set to auto or recommended is best. The Frame drops during cut scenes happen to every one because games start producing less frames.

Also your dual setup is called SLI and they tend to have minor issues here and there.

About the mouse, this can be graphic related or latency related. If it's wireless, there is the most likely problem. If its plugged in usb 3, problem. Bad sensor, old mouse, or low DPI setting, maybe a problem. Or Monitor response time high, problem.


Ok thanks a ton, I believe this fixed it mostly. Bulletstorm is running smoothly in 1080p and max settings averaging 55-60 FPS and only dropping to 40 during really demanding sequences. Before I pick you as best answer, I was you could answer a question for me first.
What is anti aliasing and what does it do? And will it make a difference if it's set to 2x, 4x, 6x etc?


The simplest way to put it is that when a picture is render it artifacts(create fragments) and edges look pixelated, so AA blurs the edges into a smoother picture. Generally if you need to turn down settings, lower this. Even most text is anti-aliased. AA kills graphic memory without much visual gain. If you run a very high res 1080p + you can lower or turn it off. Lower Resolutions benefit the most. I use 4x to get the best of both quality and speed. I can notice the difference of 4x and 8x but it kills frames too and it isn't that much different.

Basically don't max this unless you have extra graphics power to do nothing with. Tom's also did a guide on AA. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/anti-aliasing-nvidi... and there's a part 2.

If you don't want to read all that, trust Geforce Experience to set it best and lower it to get way better framerates.
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