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ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
I have a hp pavilion dv4-5009tx i5-2450 laptop with 6 GB ram and 2 GB Gt 630M graphic card.. Recently played GTA IV and realized that the game was giving low fps) even on medium graphic settings.. The fps fluctuate b/w 17-20 and sometimes go to 12-13 as well.. Completely ruins the gaming experience..:-(

(note- i play only on "High Performance" mode with the power supply connected..)

Tell me what to do.. The games already running on medium settings, should go to low settings..?? Have encountered the same problem with games like Max Payne 3 and MW3, fps never go beyond 24 at medium settings..
 
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anirbandd

Conversation Architect
firstly, update the drivers. new ones have been released.

secondly, dont expect much out of a M series card. made for lappy, they have low transistor count for lower power consumption, and have performances comparable to cards belonging to 2-3gens back.

oh, and dont try to OC it. ;)
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
i have got the latest drivers downloaded and installed from the Nvidia site..

Is HD 2000 a better card than the GT 630??:-?
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
then hows it possible that it gives more fps than the dedicated card..?? the hd 3000 isn't that good i'm sure about that..
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
If Max Payne 3 is playable at mid, then your GPU is working fine. Heard GTA4 is buggy also haven't played GTA4 so no idea.
HD3000 cannot run MP3 even at lowest settings without shuttering.
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
Max Payne 3 gave constant 17-18 fps at mid but then laptop was heating up a bit..:cry:
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
i hope you have not measured it using FRAPS. turning on the FPS overlay causes serious drop of framerates. still 17-18 means it will lag and won't be playable. GT630 should have offered ~30 FPS in mid.
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
getting about ~30 fps would be like a dream come true.. fps dont go beyond 18-20.. presently playing Far Cry 3 at low level but havn't checked the fps..

i'l post the fps at mid and low graphics for Far cry 3 as well..
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
i hope you have not measured it using FRAPS. turning on the FPS overlay causes serious drop of framerates. still 17-18 means it will lag and won't be playable. GT630 should have offered ~30 FPS in mid.

ehh?? why?
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
ehh?? why?

i have no clear explanation for this but maybe it has something to do with the FRAPS refresh rate. i have done it multiple times and always the FPS dips badly as soon as i turn on overlay.

getting about ~30 fps would be like a dream come true.. fps dont go beyond 18-20.. presently playing Far Cry 3 at low level but havn't checked the fps..

i'l post the fps at mid and low graphics for Far cry 3 as well..

have you updated driver? and check using GPU_Z if GT630M is running at its full potential i.e. rated clockspeed.
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
i have no clear explanation for this but maybe it has something to do with the FRAPS refresh rate. i have done it multiple times and always the FPS dips badly as soon as i turn on overlay.

how do you tell the refresh rate has dipped??
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
o_O thats an odd observation. if a FPS measuring tool causes dips in rates, then it wouldnt be so much widely used.
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
o_O thats an odd observation. if a FPS measuring tool causes dips in rates, then it wouldnt be so much widely used.

:+1:

@sam-
got the latest drivers from the Nvidia site..

Far Cry 3 gave some 50-60 fps(using FRAPS) with some lows of 30 fps at low settings and still havn't tried at the mid settings.. At the mid settings the laptop gets a "Thermal Shutdown" after half an hour of gaming.. Could it be because of the fan not working properly?? I had got it changed this November end only because of over heating issues.. So fed up now..:banghead:

Is there any way of checking\cleaning the fan externally..??
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
on playing the games on low graphics, the gpu temp goes around 55 and the core is somewhere at the mid 80s..:hot:
 
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ShankJ

ShankJ

Been There, Done That!!
core temp 80?? what are you trying to do?? make proccy fries?

what am i suuposed to do then, shut down the laptop and look at it lying there on the table..:eek: I have already got the fan re-instaaled in the ending of november.. I dont know how to clean the dust externally from the fan..
 
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