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Is it normal that my "gaming" laptop is running games like poop?

#11SilentHawk29Posted 8/5/2014 9:22:13 PM
Modify optimus settings.
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#12ivanderlandPosted 8/5/2014 9:25:42 PM
Right click game shortcut and select your dedicated gpu instead of the Intel.
#13WerdnAndreWPosted 8/5/2014 9:26:33 PM
If you minimize the game, the GPU has nothing to render?
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#14SenkoyPosted 8/5/2014 9:29:19 PM
Does your laptop have any power saving settings? Turn them off, it will make most games run on the integrated GPU instead instead of your 650m, which is a decent card. You should also try other games too.
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#15JavelinPosted 8/5/2014 11:08:15 PM
Dragonfire4356 posted...
Its an alienware


Found your problem.
#16AsucaHayashiPosted 8/5/2014 11:16:08 PM
D3 will also kill the s*** out of your drive for the same reason. Look forward to lots of bad sectors soon.

huh... how much of a strain does that put on an SSD in terms of write cycles?
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#17Dragonfire4356(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2014 11:54:59 PM
Well ok, I think if i minimize and check GPU-z it will show 0 percent load no matter what. So i tried looking at GPU z while the game was minimzed and it DID show the 650 was active.

So I guess its just destined to run like ****?


I didnt think it was THAT bad.


ALso, I tried insurgency just now. I have to put it on medium and 1400x900 res (instead of the native 1600x900) and its pretty smooth. Not amazing by any means. Playable though I guess. I just expected a little more out of this thing.
#18Dragonfire4356(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2014 12:02:12 AM(edited)
Also im not in power saving mode and i made sure to allow the 650 to be priority in the nvidia control panel.
#19KhelThuzadPosted 8/6/2014 2:34:37 AM
Right click on the Diablo 3 destop icon and choose 'run with (your dedicated graphics card)'.
Laptops usually run everything with the default crappy intel cards instead of the more powerful card to save power.
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#20ZalteraPosted 8/6/2014 2:42:31 AM
I just expected a little more out of this thing.


Your awful 650m is holding you back. It's only marginally better than Iris Pro 5200 integrated graphics.
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