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Old 08-21-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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hey all

So I recently bought a Toshiba Satellite (just arrived today)

Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
CPU Type AMD Turion X2 RM-74 2.2G
Screen 17.3"
Memory Size 4GB DDR2
Hard Disk 250GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Graphics Card ATI Radeon 3100
Video Memory Shared memory
Communication Modem, LAN and WLAN
Card slot 1 x Express Card


more specs at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834114659

and attempted to play Call of Duty on it tonight. It lagged so bad that I could barely move. Thinking this might be because it was online play, I switched to single player. Same deal. This was not the annoying hiccups. It was completely unplayable...

Now I played Call of Duty for years on a Laptop with a 1.6ghz processor, 1gig of RAM and probably a run of the mill standard graphics card. I also played on a desktop with essentially the same specs.


Can anyone please help me?! I want to be able to play this game on this computer!

thanks so much
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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Well what settings are you running it at? High, low, medium?

Also, im confused, im looking at all ATI mobile cards, and i dont see any 3100. Odd.
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You have an integrated card that cannot handle it.
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You have an integrated card that cannot handle it.
damn. I had no idea this was actually a graphically demanding game (I assumed since the first two were pretty easy to run on average machines).

I lowered all settings to as low as they go (was running it at 800x480 res) and its still unplayable. I can run around and shoot people if they stand still, but at like a 1 kill/20 deaths ratio.

So I guess I have to get a new card?
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^ Good luck with that. It isn't possible to change the GPU in a lappy.

The GPU itself is soldered into the board, therefore can't be removed. There are also no expansion bays.
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^ Good luck with that. It isn't possible to change the GPU in a lappy.

The GPU itself is soldered into the board, therefore can't be removed. There are also no expansion bays.
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You can still return it if it's recent. Give us a budget and we can find the perfect laptop for you.
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You can still return it if it's recent. Give us a budget and we can find the perfect laptop for you.
Well I'm pretty poor at the moment, and this was about as much as I could spend for a computer I'm pretty happy with it, but if I'm not going to use it for gaming, it will be just the usual writing papers and browsing the internet probably.

I might save up some money and build a desktop 6-8 months from now, but I'm not sure. Perhaps its better that I spend more time studying and less time pwning.

thanks though
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Not only is the onboard out dated and cant play it, the CPU is old and also a bottleneck in the system causing it to not run. AMD Turion and semprons are the worse chips AMD ever made.
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