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Serious Question for People on Laptops

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Serious Question for People on Laptops

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MortisMortavius
12.14.2011 , 08:45 PM | #1
Some other threads are stating people are running this game on max settings on their laptop... this game runs REALLY poorly on my laptop. So bad that I have to turn the game down to the lowest settings AND reduce the resolution to have it's native res...

I'd like to know what, exactly, is in your laptop and how the performance is. Here's my specs:

Intel i5 @ 2.67GHz
8GM RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
240GB 6GB/s SSD

I would have thought the game would have played a LOT smoother. The native res is 1920 x 1080.

(I normally play this on my main PC but I'd also like to be mobile and not have to play at a lower res)

All my drivers are updated, etc... I don't run any AV or background processes that suck up resources...

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Failheals
12.14.2011 , 08:47 PM | #2
single core processor?
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Colyer
12.14.2011 , 08:49 PM | #3
My laptop is squarely below the minimum specs (beta told me regularly) and the game stuttered, but was definitely playable. Unfortunately, my laptop isn't available at the moment for me to double check my specs, but IIRC, it is below your laptop on every count (Graphics card is the one I'm least sure of, but I really couldn't see my laptop having better than that)

Not especially helpful, but I thought I'd mention it.

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ReiperX
12.14.2011 , 08:50 PM | #4
My wife runs hers fine on her laptop.

it's an AMD duo core (2.8ish I think) with four gigs of RAM. Runs on medium settings at 40-60fps
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Failheals
12.14.2011 , 08:51 PM | #5
The sticky for system requirements states that single core processors will run the game rather sluggishly unless overclocked to 5.6 or 5.7 ghz
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Thalen_Loire
12.14.2011 , 08:52 PM | #6
I currently play on this:

Intel i7 processor
Nvidia Geforce 560M 2GB
8 GB RAM
Windows 7

I played pretty good actually during beta with an average 60 FPS.

EDIT: BTW my resolution is 1600x900 I think was the max for me ingame. Or something along those lines. I also played at max settings with vsync off.

Im not bragging by any means Im just letting you know what I was able to pull with this particular laptop setup.
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MortisMortavius
12.14.2011 , 08:52 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Failheals View Post
single core processor?
Yup, single core.

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Leandroweber
12.14.2011 , 08:54 PM | #8
I have an Asus G73 from last year, it runs on max settings when I put it 720p instead of 1080p (actually it works on 1080 but frame rates keeps really close to 30 with quite a few drops).
This notebook is a i7 Q720, 4GB ram and a 5800 series mobility card (no idea which one =P).
I approve this notebook for SWTOR =]

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Failheals
12.14.2011 , 08:54 PM | #9

Can't help. Ask Santa? Try Overclocking.
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MortisMortavius
12.14.2011 , 08:54 PM | #10
What is everyone's screen resolutions on their lappys? That plays a major part as well :P