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Unexpectedly low performance? Please help!

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February 3, 2012 1:22:03 AM

Hi, I just received a new laptop in the mail today, and I'm freaking out, since I bought what I thought was going to be a pretty beastly computer, but its turned out to be very slow, and games like BF3, Anno 1404 and Napoleon Total War, which I expected to have seamless performance, are performing EXTREMELY laggy. These are my specs:

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

Intel Core i7 2720QM @ 2.20GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology

12.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz

1536MB GeForce GTX 560M

I assumed it might have had something to do with drivers, but Im not entirely sure. Again, the performance from games is extremely laggy and I could really use some help in fixing this, since I dropped quite a sum of money on this laptop! Thanks!
February 3, 2012 1:38:57 AM

Which laptop do you have? Does it have Optimus technology? If so then its probably that the laptop is using the integrated GPU while you're playing games. I have never used a computer with optimus so I would not know how to adjust the settings. Its just an idea of where do look.
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February 3, 2012 1:44:21 AM

You should be able to disable optimus in the nvidia control panel.
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