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Skyrim on low Graphic settings (help!)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 9, 2013 3:50:48 PM

Hi (this is my first post, and i am not sure that i'm posting the correct place)

I was trying out my new laptop by playing skyrim, the default graphic setting are apparently "low", I was wondering why and what I could do about it. (btw i lag when trying higher settings)

I have intel core i7 2670QM 2.20GHZ (8CPU)
intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
AMD Radeon HD 7670M, 2 GB VRAM
16 GB DDR3 Memory
windows 8 pro 64 bit
and i'm running skyrim on my HDD

I don't know if this is enough information or if I am missing something important, but i thank you for your time and help.
a b D Laptop
December 9, 2013 3:52:16 PM

do u have the latest drivers and have defragged and scan disked ur pc for errors?

December 9, 2013 3:53:35 PM

How do i check for the latest drivers? (and drivers for what to be specific)
and yes i have defragged and scanned
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a b D Laptop
December 9, 2013 3:55:04 PM

ok well. id do this.

download driver sweeper, manually uninstall ur ati drivers. and than use driver sweeper to remove any traces of ur drivers.

than go to and select ur videocard its in mobility something. and than install latest drivers.

also make shur skyrim is patched to latest update. since that card should play skyrim on medium atleast.

a b D Laptop
December 9, 2013 3:58:29 PM

id still expect playable performance at medium at an ok pace but seems low would be better for closer to 55 fps.

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a b D Laptop
December 9, 2013 4:14:23 PM

Laptops are nowhere near as upgradeable as a desktop. Most laptops have the graphics chips built into the motherboards, and those that have it on a separate card are expensive or proprietary, sometimes both. It just depends on your actual laptop.

Believe me, I wish I could just throw a new graphics card into my Latitude...

December 9, 2013 4:15:32 PM

That's what i feared :/ 
a b D Laptop
December 9, 2013 4:22:52 PM

u cannot upgrade ur current laptop sadly the graphic card is soldered to the motherboard, some higher end laptops havethe cpu and gpu upgrade possibility but in this case urs doesnt.

u can always get a config to get more fps if ud like.

should help cheers.