I know the issue of laptops not being the best option for gaming, but help me out here.
Specifications of my Laptop:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 740 @ 1.73GHz
8.0 GB of RAM (unsure of which kind)
GeForce GT 435M 2 GB
When I run the test at systemrequirementslab.com, I have a passing rig. When I view the recommended requirements, it says the video card isn't recommended (although it passes all subcheck qualities (requires 3.0 pixel shader, card has 5.0, requires 3.0 vertex shader, card has 5.0, requires 512 Dedicated RAM, card has 2.1 GB)).
This is where I get confused. Whenever I start Skyrim, the first time it ran, it asked for a system check to determine the default settings. Default settings was set to high quality. When I start the game it runs smooth for 10 seconds, then it starts to gradually lag incrementally.
Even worse, when I run the game at the lowest possible settings, I get the same results. Smooth for 10 seconds then gradually starts lagging.
Is there hope for this case I've been obsessing over for a while?
If you're going to need further information (like GPU or CPU temperatures or something that records internal electronics), I'm going to need to ask you to walk me through if you request such information.