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

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User Info: Dragonfire4356

Dragonfire4356
2 years ago#1
Its an alienware m14x R2

i7
16 gigs ram
Geforce 650m



Diablo 3 is choppy no matter what settings i put it on
Wargame Red Dragon barely runs on low


I made sure its plugged in and on high performance mode too. Drivers are updated as well.

User Info: alsroboshack

alsroboshack
2 years ago#2
insert "gaming laptops don't exist" comment here.
some people treat life as a game,
some people treat games as life.

User Info: SpazH3d

SpazH3d
2 years ago#3
Gaming laptops don't exist, brah.
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User Info: ivanderland

ivanderland
2 years ago#5
Red Dragon is weird as far as optimizations go to begin with. It may be a stupid suggestion, but make sure it's not using the integrated gpu with Diablo. It kept defaulting to integrated for me.

User Info: hk7111

hk7111
2 years ago#6
Are you sure its using the 650m and not whatever Intel HD it has? i know sometimes they decide "Hmm a game you say? Lets run it on the crap Intel HD thing instead of the half decent Card"
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User Info: Dragonfire4356

Dragonfire4356
2 years ago#7
Actually im not sure if its using the 650 and not the integrated. How do i make sure?

User Info: Hi C

Hi C
2 years ago#8
Diablo 3 constantly streams from your HDD due to the always online DRM scheme so if they put a cheap low quality 5400rpm one in there it's going to suck.

D3 will also kill the s*** out of your drive for the same reason. Look forward to lots of bad sectors soon.

User Info: Psythik

Psythik
2 years ago#9
Hi C posted...
Diablo 3 constantly streams from your HDD due to the always online DRM scheme so if they put a cheap low quality 5400rpm one in there it's going to suck.

D3 will also kill the s*** out of your drive for the same reason. Look forward to lots of bad sectors soon.
Curious.

Is that the case with StarCraft II as well?
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User Info: Dragonfire4356

Dragonfire4356
2 years ago#10
So i tried wargame again, but this time i had gpuz running in the background. I minimized while the game was running and it showed that the 650m had 0 percent load. WTF
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