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High Spec Laptop Running Lows FPS All the Time

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September 23, 2012 3:43:57 PM

Hello,
I have a new Asus N56V Laptop with High Specs, and whatever game i run it always has low FPS no matter what the game and i have no clue why. Here are my specs :-

System
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Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Model N56VM
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 673 GB
Disk partition (C:)  95 GB Free (279 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:)  394 GB Free (394 GB Total)
Media drive (F:)  CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Total available graphics memory 1421 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1357 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.17.12.9635
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1080
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Network Adapter Atheros AR8161/8165 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20)
Network Adapter Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter
Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

It also has an Nvidia Geforce 630M Graphics card but thats not a primary card...
Please help, im getting very annoyed at this laptop.

Thank you.
September 23, 2012 4:02:22 PM

Quicky9229 said:

Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

It also has an Nvidia Geforce 630M Graphics card but thats not a primary card...
Please help, im getting very annoyed at this laptop.

Thank you.


High spec laptop eh?

Based on the GPU, it's not even considered mid tier. Refund it and get a quality GPU.
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a b D Laptop
September 23, 2012 4:13:55 PM

Anything with no GPU cept the integrated one, isnt a high spec laptop.
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September 23, 2012 4:17:25 PM

well i dont want a massively gaming one, i want it to run 2 games with decent FPS, arma 2 and Battlefield 3. On that can you run it website it said would easily, but the FPS is poor there must be something to make it run slightly faster.
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a b D Laptop
September 23, 2012 4:19:51 PM

BF3 wont run well on ANY integrated GPU. It isnt going to happen.
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September 23, 2012 4:20:26 PM

well thanks for all your help *british sarcasm*.
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September 23, 2012 4:20:29 PM

Quicky9229 said:
well i dont want a massively gaming one, i want it to run 2 games with decent FPS, arma 2 and Battlefield 3. On that can you run it website it said would easily, but the FPS is poor there must be something to make it run slightly faster.


Then they lied to you, you will be able to play on low but that's the best you can get and it will be around 30-40 FPS.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GT-630M.637...
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September 23, 2012 4:24:10 PM

how can that site lie when it looks at all your hardware, but okay no problem. what about skyrim?
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September 23, 2012 4:25:24 PM

Quicky9229 said:
well thanks for all your help *british sarcasm*.


Wow sarcasm. Sorry I didnt give you the answer you wanted to hear. Im sure if you waited aroun dhere long enough someone will tell you thats its an amazing laptop thatll max every game you throw at it with zero lag. *American sarcasm is better than British sarcasm*
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September 23, 2012 4:26:34 PM

well thats weird cause i can run Max Payne 3 easily on Medium Settings and the same with F1 2011?? So what about Arma 2?
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September 23, 2012 4:26:49 PM

Quicky9229 said:
how can that site lie when it looks at all your hardware, but okay no problem. what about skyrim?


What site are you talking about? Can You Run It? Do not use that site, it isn't configured and set up properly to give you REAL performance outputs for all games.

Skyrim isn't GPU intensive so you should be able to play that on low-medium at 1920x1080.
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September 23, 2012 4:28:38 PM

Thank you echondo for YOUR help.
Vrumour you need to get out of your American behind :) .
Thanks Echondo :)  Great Help, is Gamebooster Any Good?
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September 23, 2012 4:28:59 PM

Nevermind, stay clueless.
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September 23, 2012 4:31:48 PM

Vrumor your no help. What do you mean stay clueless? I now know that this Laptop isnt "High End" but if it runs games at low or medium then im happy with that! All i wanted really was tips on how to make an FPS slightly better. But dont worry your obviously ignorant to that fact :) 
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September 23, 2012 4:32:29 PM

Quicky9229 said:
Thank you echondo for YOUR help.
Vrumour you need to get out of your American behind :) .
Thanks Echondo :)  Great Help, is Gamebooster Any Good?


Gamebooster only helps in that it closes programs that are running in the background and it will free up any CPU intensive programs, but you have an i7 CPU so it won't be of any help unless the programs in the background are sucking up RAM, which most don't.

In the end, your GPU is the only thing that is hindering your performance. I know you don't want a big laptop for gaming, but for portability you need to spend around $1000-$1500 for a decent gaming experience on the go. MSI and Clevo laptops are very good with this.

If you live in the U.S. you can customize a barebones laptop for around $1,200.

http://rjtech.com/shop/index.php
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September 23, 2012 4:35:50 PM

Thanks again for your help.
Will look into that for sure. Thanks :) 
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September 23, 2012 4:42:21 PM

Happy to try and help people who arent jerks when they dont hear what they want to hear.
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September 23, 2012 6:28:49 PM

considering i took your point on board and now i know thanks to the KIND words of echondo. But to be rude and quite frankly an ass about it wasnt exactly called for was it.
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September 23, 2012 6:34:07 PM

Neither was sarcasm when you didnt hear what you wanted to hear. Now was it. Sorry you found out your laptop wasnt so high spec.
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September 23, 2012 7:13:20 PM

Quicky9229 said:
Thanks again for your help.
Will look into that for sure. Thanks :) 


If you are going to look for a laptop then look for a i5 and a GTX 660m or 670m. On RJTech you can get a 15.6" screen with a i5 and a GTX 670m for around $1100 from Clevo and that includes a hard drive(750GB).

If you want better cooling then you can get the same from MSI for $100 more.

I would do a build for you on RJTech but the site doesn't allow saving the build and/or linking it. If you need anymore help then by all means PM me or message here again if need be.

Good luck. Hope you didn't pay too much for that ASUS.
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September 23, 2012 9:15:44 PM

Thanks echondo i will keep that in mind. Do you have any idea why i cant run Fallout New Vegas on this then? when i know for sure it does run on this? just constantly crashes?
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September 23, 2012 9:32:49 PM

"Display adapter type Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000

It also has an Nvidia Geforce 630M Graphics card but thats not a primary card... "

Can you do a quick check to make sure the Nvidia card is enabled and/or is being usd for your games (nvidia control panel).....I've seen some laptops not utilising the dedicated card where it should. The 630M wont get you high eye candy but it will be better than the HD 4000.
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September 23, 2012 9:50:16 PM

Mesab66 i have no clue what im looking at really, could you be abit more specific? thanks
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September 23, 2012 9:53:21 PM

Quicky9229 said:
Thanks echondo i will keep that in mind. Do you have any idea why i cant run Fallout New Vegas on this then? when i know for sure it does run on this? just constantly crashes?


Both Fallout 3 and New Vegas are prone to crashing in Windows 7, especially with a quad core or higher(like with hyper threading like your i7 has).

I get crashes as well on both those games, there are various workarounds but nothing will fix it sadly, I've even installed Vista in a partition and downloaded Steam and New Vegas onto the new partition and it still crashed and I only have a quad core i5 in my machine. Sometimes it doesn't but usually after 2 hours of playing I'll crash sooner or later, I've even crashed in 30 minutes of launching before.

It's a poorly optimized game is all.
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September 23, 2012 9:56:29 PM

ah right thanks for that. i hope skyrim doesnt have the same problem then :) . you said that should run on low for me shouldnt it? do you know how to make the 630m the primary? would that help for anything?
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September 23, 2012 10:06:29 PM

Right mouse click on an empty part of the desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel. Under 3D settings, select manage 3D settings. Check Program Settings tab then select from the drop-down list, one of your games - if it's not listed click on the 'Add' button to add it.

Someone else with a laptop utilising nvidia and HD gfx (optimus?) may better confirm this. I'm sure the nvidia card - in such a setup - has to 'see' each game in order to interact with it. If the games are already in it's list then they should be accelerated by the card (unless the card has been deactivated or the nvidia drivers are not installed)
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September 23, 2012 10:15:13 PM

mesab66 said:
Right mouse click on an empty part of the desktop and select Nvidia Control Panel. Under 3D settings, select manage 3D settings. Check Program Settings tab then select from the drop-down list, one of your games - if it's not listed click on the 'Add' button to add it.

Someone else with a laptop utilising nvidia and HD gfx (optimus?) may better confirm this. I'm sure the nvidia card - in such a setup - has to 'see' each game in order to interact with it. If the games are already in it's list then they should be accelerated by the card (unless the card has been deactivated or the nvidia drivers are not installed)


I've never had to do that, and I don't update my drivers that often, but I am on a desktop. He could try this but I doubt it would help.

Quicky9229 said:
ah right thanks for that. i hope skyrim doesnt have the same problem then :) . you said that should run on low for me shouldnt it? do you know how to make the 630m the primary? would that help for anything?


None of the Elder Scroll Series have I ever had a problem with it crashing randomly. And yes, you should be able to play it on low, maybe have to lower the resolution a bit down but I doubt it. My cousin with a GT 330m can run Skyrim on low with some mods but the resolution is 1366x768.

Now, you can try this, download MSI Afterburner and have it open and running while you launch a game, it should be turning on and have temperatures and core/shader clocks going from 0 or a low clock to a higher clock.

Like this: http://www.geeks3d.com/public/jegx/200912/furmak_msi_af...
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September 23, 2012 10:20:50 PM

Enter BIOS and change primary graphics adapter from IGPU to whatever the other is.
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