just installed skyrim on my laptop and it seems very laggy. Can anyone recommend me some settings to use? here is some details for my pc copied from canyourunit lol
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz
Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor
You Have: 2.3 GHz
Name: Default System BIOS
Version: Hewlett-Packard F.28
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Minimum: 2 GB
You Have: 3.0 GB
Minimum: Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
You Have: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
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Minimum: DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM (NOTE: This requirement is NOT yet confirmed by Bethesda - NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT & ATI Radeon X1800. Please be advised this may change soon).
You Have: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations. Click here for the latest Video drivers.
Features: Minimum attributes of your Video Card
Required You Have
Video RAM 512 MB 1.2 GB
Pixel Shader version 3.0 4.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0 4.0
You Have: HP Webcam Splitter
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Free Disk Space
Minimum: 6 GB
You Have: 80.8 GB
If you look in the bios, press F2/Del when booting (you should see a message), and somewhere you might find a setting for video memory. But first off all check to see if at the very lowest settings on skyrim (including resolution) helps, the lower resolution etc. will reduce the amount of video memory that you need.
Ultimately you are on a laptop, they are not great for gaming unfortunatley unless you specifically brought it for gaming, typically $1500 ish.
i3 with onboard Intel 3000 graphics is just not enough--you may be able to get halfway decent fps by lowering all the effects, etc. Good luck.
For those of you who wants to buy a budget laptop for games such as Skyrim, the AMD a8-3500 or 3870 give you almost decent fps for Skyrim/medium settings--see below
(my $499/on-sale Gateway NV55S05u A8-3500 6GB/640GB HD
laptop plays Skyrim at 20 fps at the laptop's native res (1366x768)
with medium effects (8 samples in AA/Anis, High in Texture, Shadow,
Decal, Distance, Medium in Radial and FXAA off).