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Old 01-10-2010, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am not sure if many of you ever have, or play the new version of America's Amry 3, I guess it uses and Unreal 3 Engine...whatever that is.

So this is my problem. I can barely run the game on the lowest settings and at the resolution of 1024x768.

I have nothing running in the background as well.

My Specs:

DuoCore2, 2.20 GHZ
3 gigs of Ram
256 mb Nvidia 8600M GT

What gives guys, and how can I change things... as in settings and/or tweaking...

I can barely look around or move aboug in the game.
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Your video card is pretty low... While it says an 8600gt, being a mobile, it performs, and is made like a 8400gt desktop model.

You should also check your temps, the 8'serieds modile gpus, really heated up alot... infact some melted the casings and wrecked mobo.
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^Wow. I never saw the melting, lol.

What OS are you running? have you looked in "msconfig" and see what programs run at startup?
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Your GPU is the culprit here. While it is certainly better than an integrated Intel GPU, it is certainly not a gaming GPU. I suppose some things worth looking into would be installing the latest nvidia drivers, lowering your resolution to 800x600, etc. I would not hold out hope that the game is going to perform decently at moderate graphics settings on that graphics chip.
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what am I looking for in MS config?

What settings can I play with to increase FPS?

And what opitions do I have in upgrading the card?


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msconfig, any programs tht are running in the background you have no use for.

You can't update that card in your laptop, I believe. If it's integrated, you need to buy a new laptop. If it is not integrated, it is hard to find the exact same size as yours, and cooling will be a big problem.
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