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Issues with running some games (low frames)


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#1 dlite13

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:11 AM

Hello,

I am running a:

Asus U33Jc Series laptop

System Information
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Time of this report: 2/20/2011, 22:58:54
Machine name: DAN-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: U33Jc
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/30/09 15:13:23 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3756MB RAM
Page File: 1554MB used, 5955MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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It has graphics switching capabilities sadly you can barely notice the difference between the two cards, other than power consumption.

Nvidia GeForce 310M GPU 1GB
and
Intel Integrated something or other.

I can run some applications fine
StarCraft II for example

Then I play small non graphic intense games like
Magicka
Minecraft
i run at about 4-7fps

My computer has been in for service and had a motherboard change.
I suspect the Harddrive is dying or at least not at peek performance.

I am not sure where to start so basically can I make this hunk play games or is it due for the trash. If it does work I know it will be on low settings I just want to know how?

Edited by hamluis, 14 March 2011 - 07:47 PM.
Moved from Computer Gaming to Internal Hardware.


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#2 Dmacf10

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:25 AM

Have you checked Asus's website to make sure you have the latest drivers installed on your laptop? Minecraft is based in Java, do you have the latest version of Java installed? Magika is .net framework based so you should also make sure you have the latest .net framwork installed as well.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:11 PM

Yeah I have done all that.

Drivers
Java
Framework

I at one point played with the Nvidia advanced settings and got minecraft running at 100+ frames but I have no idea what I changed and since I haven't run any game over 10fps. I did have Star Craft running at decent fps now its around 10 aswell.




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