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Games minumum graphics and low FPS but CPU only being utilized 50%

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August 19, 2014 4:59:28 PM

I'm no computer expert and that may become evident, so this may be a really dumb question but it has been very frustrating. I recently got a new laptop with a i7 dual core which can turbo boost to 3.0 ghz. When I play games that are a bit older, like made in 2010 and 2011 and stuff I get great FPS on max graphics(75FPS+) stuff like CS:GO, Napoleon Total War, but when I tried to play Assassins Creed 4 I set everything on lowest possible and get around 15 FPS. Same on Crysis 3, this is very frustrating so I checked my CPU utilization in Task Manager and its always around 60% or less, but it says my processor its at 2.89 ghz. Not sure if my proccessor is just bad or I need to update drivers or a problem with Turboboost. Any help is appreciated.

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August 19, 2014 5:02:52 PM

When you play games, the thing that is working hardest is GPU. And not CPU. Regardless if you have I3/I5/I7/I500, if you have low end graphics card - well you are screwed. Did the laptop come with a dedicated video card, or are you using the IGP of the I7?
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August 19, 2014 5:29:20 PM

Shneiky said:
When you play games, the thing that is working hardest is GPU. And not CPU. Regardless if you have I3/I5/I7/I500, if you have low end graphics card - well you are screwed. Did the laptop come with a dedicated video card, or are you using the IGP of the I7?

I don't have a dedicated graphics card :/  I am using the IGP. Is there anyway I can get a dedicated graphics card ont is computer or am I just going to have to deal with these frames.
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August 19, 2014 5:34:37 PM

You are stuck with what you have. The integrated graphics are not going to perform well in more demanding games.
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August 19, 2014 5:42:34 PM

Laptops don't have the possibility to be upgraded like a normal desktop computer. I am afraid you are stuck with what you have,
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