Laptop running games slow

By P4PC
Mar 18, 2013
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  1. I'm curious to know why this Acer aspired v3-551 runs games slow. Like Street fighter X Tekken can't run at max. Iron brigade, or even this MMO I play being FFXI (I get lag running everything on high)

    Specs AMD Quad core processor A84500
    AMD Radeon HD 7640g 512 MB
    4GB DDR3
    500 GB HDD

    I play FFXI a lot and I can't even increase resolution a bit or some settings higher because I will begin to experience some lag "moving game camera slower then normal speed" is there a particular reason as to why this laptop is having problems with light weight games?
    I have only updated GPU driver and replaced HDD with SSD (ive notice no improvements for any game other then pc booting in 5 seconds, and everything else OS wise is insane fast" I'm being told that if I update ram to gaming/better ram my experience will increase? Because this stock ram "sucks" so I'm looking at 8 GB 1600 HMZ, should I buy that, will it even help me, is stock ram from laptops in general just bad?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    It's a mobile low-end APU. You don't actually have a graphics card.

    You need to turn down the graphical details in games.

    RAM won't help you much, 4GB is OK.
  3. P4PC

    P4PC TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I had ordered Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz and arrived today. I'm glad I went along and did. I ran previously ran FFXIV RRB and scored 2087 and now with new ram scored 3655. So ram did help me. Thanks I can run previous games I mention on high smoothly. Thanks for information though.
  4. magaman598

    magaman598 TechSpot Booster Posts: 275

  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,147   +739

    Yeah since the memory is shared it helps.
    P4PC
    1) Use this utility to uninstall old drivers: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx
    2) Install new drivers from here:http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonmob_win7-64.aspx
    This should further help in improving game performance.


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