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Old 07-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi!

I'm new to the forum so if I've posted in the wrong place - sorry.

Just wondering if anyone has any idea why my gaming performance is't to hot. I've tried gamesbooster - no visible difference, installing latest drivers etc. Not sure what else to try but a little bit of a perfomance boost would be nice!

My laptop spec is as follows:

Intel Core i5 M460 @ 2.53 2.53 GHz

8.00 GB Ram

64 bit Windows 7 SP1

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 - Catalyst Version 2011.0707.2346.40825

500gb hard drive

If anyone has any suggestions please do tell.

Cheers

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Old 07-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What Power Supply do you have?

Also, what temps are you getting? Get HWMonitor, and post up a screenshot.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to Tech-Forums.

The reason you can't game is because the system's graphics unit is just not powerful enough. The best you can really do is play games on the lowest settings with your system.
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This image shows temperatures before I put any load on the system.


BEFORE BAD COMPANY 2 by lawrence177, on Flickr

And this is after playing 2 mins of bad company 2


AFTER BAD COMPANY 2 by lawrence177, on Flickr
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oh yeah cheers for helping brinks!
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Ye I was going to say you need a better graphics unit, you can get the relatively cheap now a days to be honest, so it shouldn't break the bank don't worry
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He has a laptop mate. There is very little hope he can change out his GFX.
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