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Old 01-21-2011, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Every game I run can only be run in very low graphic settings otherwise the performance is terrible. This is true for multiplayer as well as single player games. I looked up the specs on canyourunit.com and it says that I should be able to play the games at the recomended settings. I have tried updating everything I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the games nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are my specs:

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you have an onboard gpu on i'm assuming a laptop. you're not going to get good frame rates at all. just the nature of the beast. and if it is a laptop then there isn't anything you can do to increase your frame rates.
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you have an onboard gpu on i'm assuming a laptop. you're not going to get good frame rates at all. just the nature of the beast. and if it is a laptop then there isn't anything you can do to increase your frame rates.
that makes no sense, every game I have tried and tested I should be able to play at the recomended settings (at least according to that website and what the game itself calls for as the recomended settings). Which means that if I play the game at the minimum settings then I should have a killer frame rate right?
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no not really it means that your computer passes the spec requirements for that game not that you can run it at good fps
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recommended settings means it will play, not that it will play well.
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Since you are on an Intel graphics chipset you can't expect too much graphics-wise. They work for basic stuff but they suck at anything beyond that.
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but...but...but...well fook
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