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Windows 7: Is it possible to get more out of your graphics card?

27 Jul 2010   #1
GoosePants

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 
Is it possible to get more out of your graphics card?

I ask people on forums sometimes before I buy games, will this run well on max settings? They always say yes, you will be fine. My system is this:

Quad Core Q9000
Geforce GT 240m 1GB Vram
4GB Ram
Win 7 64 Bit Premium

For example, Dragonage doesn't run well at 1600x900 max, yet I'm told it would (Anti Aliasing off). Just wondering if there are settings I can tweak or do something to get more out of my card?


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28 Jul 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Each game has different requirements. In many cases, the GPU is the major player.

Dragon Age however, benefits mostly from Raw CPU speed, and quad cores. It does still require a decent GPU.

The system Req:
Minimum (Vista): Core 2 duo with 1.6 GHz or Athlon 64 X2 with 2.2 GHz, 1536 MB RAM, Geforce 7600 GT or Radeon X1550 with 256 MB, 20 GB disc space

Recommended: Core 2 Quad with 2.4 GHz (or comparable AMD CPU), 2048 MB RAM (XP), 4096 MB RAM (Vista), Geforce 8800 GTS or Radeon HD 3850 with 512 MB

Is this a laptop?
Most laptops arent really built for gaming. Although capable, the really arent meant to play everything at MAX settings, especially newer gamers.
It doesnt look as if youll be able to pull off Max settings. Med maybe.

Beyond that, youll be very limited as to what you can do. Ocing perhaps, but I would strongly discourage it with a lappy.
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28 Jul 2010   #3
kpo6969

 
 

When you game you could disable the tasks and services you don't need in task manager.
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28 Jul 2010   #4
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
I ask people on forums sometimes before I buy games, will this run well on max settings? They always say yes, you will be fine. My system is this:

Quad Core Q9000
Geforce GT 240m 1GB Vram
4GB Ram
Win 7 64 Bit Premium

For example, Dragonage doesn't run well at 1600x900 max, yet I'm told it would (Anti Aliasing off). Just wondering if there are settings I can tweak or do something to get more out of my card?
If your goal is to run your games on max settings, regardless of the game, then you should build yourself a dedicated gaming machine; complete with a high end cpu and gpu. You're never going to find satisfaction with a laptop.
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28 Jul 2010   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Probably what most people skip when recommending is the little "m" after the 240 on your card.
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28 Jul 2010   #6
GoosePants

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, thanks. Can you guys recommend a good gaming system? Something under 2 grand? SOrry for the trouble, im researching but I'm having a bit of troubel.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Ok, thanks. Can you guys recommend a good gaming system? Something under 2 grand? SOrry for the trouble, im researching but I'm having a bit of troubel.
Well not exactly under 2K but if you time it right you might find one in the Outlet Store on occasion, the Alienware M17x laptop if that is what you want/need has a lot of followers. If it's a desktop you want then that changes things a lot as there are many options for that price point.
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29 Jul 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Overclocking would give you more, but it is a BAD idea on a laptop, and usually not very effective.

Regardless: Graphics Card - Overclock

~Lordbob
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29 Jul 2010   #9
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GoosePants View Post
Ok, thanks. Can you guys recommend a good gaming system? Something under 2 grand? SOrry for the trouble, im researching but I'm having a bit of troubel.

I think you would be better off with a desktop for gaming as you can upgrade at your leisure, with a laptop you are restricted in so many ways.
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29 Jul 2010   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

additionally for shutting down unnecessary processes when gaming you could use gamebooster i used to use it on vista when i had a lower spec system
Game Booster 64-bit download - Better Play Experience! - X 64-bit Download
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