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Laptop gaming

#1Game_PakPosted 7/21/2014 2:08:15 PM
Okay, so I bought an ASUS laptop recently with a 1.6Ghz i5 cpu, 8GB of RAM, and an intel HD 4400 graphics card in it.

Now, obviously this isn't a powerhouse, but I figure it shouldn't have a problem running Minecraft, or older Source engine games on low/med settings.

My problem seems to be the resolution, which is native 1080p. When I try to play these games at low settings and 1080p, I still get frames in the 20s at certain places. When I try to drop the resolution, though, I end up with a black box around the screen.

So, if anyone has done this before, how did you find a suitable resolution to play games on your laptop?
#2Puckswack12Posted 7/21/2014 2:19:38 PM
I'd be surprised if that could even run minecraft at any res.

Minecraft needs a lot of CPU
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#3Tez75Posted 7/21/2014 2:21:41 PM
integrated graphics=800x600 or less
#4Sora_AnbuPosted 7/21/2014 2:25:20 PM
Tez75 posted...
integrated graphics=800x600 or less


Might be able to get away with medium settings there!
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#5GoIrish80Posted 7/21/2014 2:26:27 PM
Go into the 4400 settings and there should be something there about "maintain scaling," or something like that. Change that option and it hopefully it will allow you to play at full screen on lower resolutions.

But as someone else already said, when it comes to Minecraft the CPU is your problem. I played Minecraft on an HD 4400/i7 laptop and it didn't run too bad at 1080p.
#6Game_Pak(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 2:59:56 PM
Yeah, Minecraft actually runs pretty well. It was mainly just Source games that were having a problem with the resolution.
#7Hi CPosted 7/21/2014 3:02:38 PM
So, if anyone has done this before, how did you find a suitable resolution to play games on your laptop?


By buying a suitable laptop to game on.
#8Game_Pak(Topic Creator)Posted 7/21/2014 3:38:29 PM
Cute, but I'm not interested in paying $1000+ for something I'm primarily going to word process on.
#9SilentHawk29Posted 7/21/2014 4:26:05 PM
You should be maxing old source games on that. Turn AA off.
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#10hk7111Posted 7/21/2014 4:27:33 PM
Grab optifine Lite for minecraft, if a Transformer t100 can manage 60 fps on lower settings in vanilla minecraft im pretty sure your laptop could too.
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