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darko2021

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Hey, I just bought a new laptop and I love it. It's an Asus fn8 with 4 gigs of ram, an ATI 3550hd graphics card with a gig of dedicated video ram, 250 gigs of storage, and a pentium core 2 duo at 2.25ghz. It's really fast for a laptop but I have been noticing a little choppyness in games like Bioshock, Call of duty 4, and even FEAR. I am running vista 32bit and know that I am loosing almoast a gig of ram as this version doesn't support over 3gigs but I was thinking that even with 3 I would be ok. Don't get me wrong, the games are still playable but I have to turn off some eye candy and lower the resolution especially on COD4. I turned readyboost off, as well as the tablet options but still can't seem to find a good solution. With these specs I should be able to play these games at least with a little AA right? Is vista just bogging down my system? Any help would be appreciated.
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with games like Bioshock and COD4, you wont get the best performance on a laptop like you would on a nice gaming setup for a desktop. FEAR is something that was considered somewhat to be a system-hog a few years back but should run fine on your setup. I would try disabling AA at first, seeing how your frame rate is. if you have good results then begin to increase the graphics intensity in small increments.

also just make a small note to check the power setting. making sure you are on the highest power setting possible. sometimes the small things like that can be the last thing to consider. check how much drain your anti virus and anti spyware has on the processor.

these are just a few suggestion that you an try. but in the end, the realization is also that you simply cant run some games in higher settings on a notebook.
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