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August 13, 2012 12:16:42 PM

Hello everyone, I just registered in the site. I wanted to ask could I run games like WoW, Skyrim, upcoming cryengine 3 games (maybe on low or medium graphics) and similar games with high requirements with these setups for laptops


HP ProBook 4330s
Intel Core i5-2430M 2.40GHz/3.00GHz 3MB L3 Cache
4GB DDR3 / 1333MHz
AMD ATI MOBILITY™ Radeon® HD 6490 1024MB DDR5
640GB 5400rpm


Lenovo IdeaPad G570AH
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50GHz, 4M Cache)
4GB DDR3 / 1333MHz
ATI-AMD Radeon HD 6370M 1024MB
500GB 5400rpm


HP ProBook 4530s
Intel Core i5 -2430M 2.40GHz/3.00GHz (3MB L3 Cache) - 2 ядра
8GB DDR3 1333MHz
640 GB SATA 5400 RPM
AMD Radeon HD 6490M 1024 MB RAM

And few other similar ones, but I was wondering are these configurations enough for these games and which one is the better one. Thank you :) 
August 13, 2012 12:42:18 PM

The one with a 6370M is weakest and will just about play that type of game on the lowest settings and resolution. The the 6490M is a bit better and you may be able to play with slightly higher settings &/or higher resolutions definitely choose one of these over the Lenovo based on spec. If you really want a gaming laptop I suggest you spend a bit more or get a desktop, if its just a bit of gaming then one with the 6490M is fine, since in these laptops for gaming you are going to be GPU limited the CPU and RAM (as long as you have 4Gb+) are not so important.
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August 13, 2012 12:58:15 PM

simon12 said:
The one with a 6370M is weakest and will just about play that type of game on the lowest settings and resolution. The the 6490M is a bit better and you may be able to play with slightly higher settings &/or higher resolutions definitely choose one of these over the Lenovo based on spec. If you really want a gaming laptop I suggest you spend a bit more or get a desktop, if its just a bit of gaming then one with the 6490M is fine, since in these laptops for gaming you are going to be GPU limited the CPU and RAM (as long as you have 4Gb+) are not so important.



Since the GPU is the problem, what about these two

Lenovo IdeaPad Z570Am
Intel Core i5 2450M 2.50GHz/3.10GHz
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
500 GB SATA 5400 RPM
Nvidia GeForce GT 630M 2048 MB RAM


Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520
Intel Core i5 2450M 2.50GHz/3.10GHz
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
500 GB 7200 RMP SATA
AMD Radeon HD6630M 2048 MB RAM

They are bassicly the same but I have been with Nvidia on my PC now and never had expirience with Ati and don't know which one is for gaming, tbh I've seen games support nvidia better than ati.
August 13, 2012 2:10:57 PM

Both are better with the 630M being the best. The 630m can play anything on low settings and games like WOW on high with most games very playable on medium.
August 14, 2012 6:42:37 PM

If you want to play games on a laptop, I would highly suggest a gaming laptop. The Asus G55 is a good entry level gaming laptop. Sager also makes some nice laptops and are built to order. I would suggest nothing less than an Nvidia GT 650M. You may want to consider an i7 over an i5 in a laptop because i5's are dual core HT and i7's are mostly quad core HT, just double check the i7 that is installed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.php?page=category_br...


September 6, 2012 6:11:16 AM

Ok, So I got Asus K53S and all my games run smooth on high settings like Witcher 2, Skyrim etc but the problem is that something is wrong with my graphics, the game doesn't stop running smoothly but some wierd lines pop up next the colors and 3d objects take some wierd forms and even sometimes objects disappear, when I alt+tab it's fixed, also sometimes the game freezes and I know it's purely from the graphics, I alt+tab and it's fixed after few minutes the same problem occures. I bough a cooling system and my laptop works great without heeting too much.

My Spec is
Intel I5 2450M 2.5ghz
4GB Ram
Nvidia GT 630M 2GB (I know that ppl told me that minimum is 635M but This graphic card is amazing, All effects are there in all games and they run smooth but the only problem are those wierd bugs, the interesting part is that in the game World of Warcraft no bugs occure)


I tried re-installing the games, few bugs were fixed but after few minutes of playing, they show up again. What could be the problem ?

EDIT: Here is a video of the problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCMe9CByFu8
September 6, 2012 3:08:18 PM

Looks like the card is overheating. Download HWMonitor and check if it is when the artifacts happen.

P. S. GT 630M is not amazing. And it for sure does not play witcher 2 on high settings. You don't have to lie to us :ange: . After all, we're here to help :p .
September 6, 2012 3:27:09 PM

Try getting a laptop cooler. That model is still not a "gaming" laptop. It's thin and the cooling is probably not setup to run full boar. Gaming laptops are thicker and have much better cooling. Everyone I know that games on a non gaming laptop uses a cooler because they ALL overheat.
September 6, 2012 4:58:44 PM

Sunius said:
Looks like the card is overheating. Download HWMonitor and check if it is when the artifacts happen.

P. S. GT 630M is not amazing. And it for sure does not play witcher 2 on high settings. You don't have to lie to us :ange: . After all, we're here to help :p .




I am not lieng, I will make a video tomorrow :) 
September 6, 2012 5:03:43 PM

jay2tall said:
Try getting a laptop cooler. That model is still not a "gaming" laptop. It's thin and the cooling is probably not setup to run full boar. Gaming laptops are thicker and have much better cooling. Everyone I know that games on a non gaming laptop uses a cooler because they ALL overheat.



I have a cooler, but still the problem is the same. It seems like the video card makes problems it shouldn't do that on low spec in any game. Too bad I don't know what to say, seems like I have to make a trip to the shop from where I bough the laptop... :( 
September 6, 2012 5:04:14 PM

If you do, don't forget to include settings and use MSI afterburner to check FPS.
September 6, 2012 5:27:07 PM

Sunius said:
If you do, don't forget to include settings and use MSI afterburner to check FPS.



Sorry no msi afterburner, I am not expirienced in overclocking and I don't want to damage the laptop as the specifications barely reach the high settings requirements (textures load slower but the pc doesn't lag)
September 6, 2012 5:34:16 PM

I just noticed something called "Intel graphics and media control panel" is this some sort of graphic driver that's not part of nvidia driver or something like that? Could it mess with the graphics and make the nvidia card overheat ?
September 6, 2012 5:35:25 PM

physxcore said:
Sorry no msi afterburner, I am not expirienced in overclocking and I don't want to damage the laptop as the specifications barely reach the high settings requirements (textures load slower but the pc doesn't lag)


MSI afterburner for FPS overlay, not for overclocking...



And no, Intel panel will not make it overheat.
September 6, 2012 5:44:11 PM

Sunius said:
MSI afterburner for FPS overlay, not for overclocking...

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/9440/crysis2usage.jpg

And no, Intel panel will not make it overheat.



I just noticed that there is no way of proving that it's on high graphics also I am using fraps and the fps drops to 14/24 when I turn it on. I still have the video I will upload it tomorrow if you still wish to see it.
September 6, 2012 6:14:32 PM

Use a phone camera :D . No FPS drop!
September 9, 2012 11:59:26 PM

I pushed the video card accordingly to what it might endure with some 3D programs that even one of the oldes cards can run, and it crashed. I returned the laptop and I am waiting for a new one.
September 10, 2012 12:34:37 AM

If you want a gaming laptop that will last you a while try to find something with an i5 or i7 along with ATLEAST a 660m or more. 670m or 7970m would be really nice.
September 11, 2012 6:58:03 AM

kcsmacker said:
If you want a gaming laptop that will last you a while try to find something with an i5 or i7 along with ATLEAST a 660m or more. 670m or 7970m would be really nice.


Yes I agree. But I already purchased for the lesser parameters, and we'll see when they bring it back.
September 12, 2012 7:51:14 AM

You can just about with all of those, I'd rather not though
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