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Choppy FPS m17x r3

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January 20, 2012 4:59:22 AM

I'm trying to play SWTOR on a brand new m17x r3. The gameplay in any area is very choppy and just looks poor. however I can run this game much better on a PC with poorer specs so I really am at a loss. I'll post my specs, any help or advice given would be appreciated.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/20/2012, 01:57:59
Machine name: PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Alienware
System Model: M17xR3
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.0 A09
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16332MB RAM
Page File: 3001MB used, 29659MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: UnKnown
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode



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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_04BA1028&REV_09
Display Memory: 4063 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1503 MB
Shared Memory: 2559 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LGD02DA
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.012Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2361 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2361
DDI Version: 11
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 4/10/2011 16:51:04, 8238592 bytes

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January 20, 2012 6:00:29 AM

If I'm reading that System Information NOVEL! :na:  correctly, the machine is kind of ignoring the presence of the dedicated graphics card. Your model should have a; 2 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M, 2 GB GDDR5 AMD® Radeon™ HD 6990M or a 1,5 GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560M installed.

If SWTOR doesn't use the dedicated solution, but runs of the Intel Poop chip, then there is your problem.
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January 20, 2012 11:22:26 AM

first and foremost you handle is awesome, i love cornell. secondly thank you for the reply. lastly, how does one deal with an over ambitious poop chip and a lazy nvidia card?
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January 20, 2012 5:42:30 PM

you can try to disable integrated GPU in BIOS or look for optimus settings within the OS control panel (the switching between nvidia and intel HD is branded Optimus, I cannot remember what it is for ati and intel HD switching or if there was any to begin with)

good luck
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January 20, 2012 6:30:23 PM

AntiZig said:
you can try to disable integrated GPU in BIOS or look for optimus settings within the OS control panel (the switching between nvidia and intel HD is branded Optimus, I cannot remember what it is for ati and intel HD switching or if there was any to begin with)

good luck


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February 16, 2012 3:43:52 PM

i also just got a m17x r3 just hit FN and f7 it switches from integrated to your nvid or ati.and vice versa..like that little message that comes up when you take the psu plug out..but there is a problem on your laptop..it should switch to your high end graphics card whenever you do anything gpu intesive and go straight back to your integrated when your doing nothing or something not gpu intensive...if fn+f7 doesnt work for you or hey even if it does there is still a problem call alienware techs asap and get that fixed pronto..hope this helps or your problem is already solved..haha i came across this trying to find out why our integrated cams are so choppy and slow to catch movement....meh goodluck
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