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    Game Tweaks and Game Optimising Software

    I've got myself a new laptop and am after some advice please. Its an Acer Aspire E1 :


    Name: Microsoft Windows 8
    Architecture: 64-bit
    DirectX version: 11


    Total memory: 4 GB


    - Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
    - Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
    - Description: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    - Number of cores: 2


    - Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    - Adapter compatibility: Intel Corporation

    As you can see by my specs its not the greatest laptop going but it was cheap and am not expecting to play Crysis at max settings lol. So anyway, Can anyone suggest any tweaks I can make to my system to get the best out of it please ? Either by altering services/RegEdits/Software optimisation etc. I have used Black Vipers "Safe" settings list already for general useage ,if that helps ?

    I use Razer Game Booster (latest version ) , Is that the best one to use ?

    I need some RAM I know but how much do I need and how will that effect my gaming experience ? I was going to buy another 4 Gigs , Is that enough ? I have 4 DDR3 slots , One being used with the 4 Gig. If I added 4 Gig , then wanted more would I have to balance all 4 the same or would using 3 be OK ? ( all 4 Gig obviously ) ?

    The Intel App that I have says this :

    System Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
    Expected Processor Frequency: 2.60 GHz
    Reported Processor Frequency: 2.99 GHz

    Is that the best I will get out of it please ? And as a rule of thumb , what would be the equivalent nVidia/AMD ,so I can evaluate my chances of a game playing nice on my system.

    Game settings , Hmmm....Could someone give me an idiots guide to them please ? I will be honest ,I don't really understand them and cant work out what does what (Anti aliasing etc ) ? The Xbox 360 was much easier to use lol.

    Please don't link to "Can I Run it" as its junk for Intel based systems and I wont install Java for the obvious reasons. Also, its not very accurate for a true representation of what I can run. Its tells me I cant play most games , where in reality I can ( just want to tweak them so I get the best experience) and I know better sites for that (Not here to spam, so I wont ) I can List games I play If needed , mostly oldish ones , one or two newish titles....Just say and I will post a list.

    Many thanks

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    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64

    sean6027, you will be able to play most games. You may have to play some games with lower settings. A discrete card of a newer model will yield better performance.

    Look at this chart to compare

    Graphics Card Hierarchy Chart - Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2013

    Yes increasing your Ram will help
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    Yup I can play most games on medium to high depending on the quality of the game , Like the new Splinter Cell 4 coming out for instance. I should be able to run it on my native resolution just fine on medium. Splinter Cell conviction runs on High with no AA. I've been told Battlefield 3 will work good as well if I'm selective with the maps I choose.

    Wish I could stick a discrete card in , but my laptop isn't capable of that as far as I am aware. Hope I'm wrong ?

    Ordered another 4 Gig of RAM just waiting for it to turn up. Will see how it goes and maybe add more. Most likely end up with 4 x 4 Gig , won't hurt will it lol.

    I'm guessing Intel Turbo boost is kicking in and pushing my Processor Frequency to 2.99 GHz not much of a boost but it helps I guess.

    Thanks for the advice and the link Dude , appreciate it lots.

    Found the guide below that explains most of my questions with detailed explanations , maybe it will help someone else out with similar questions to mine.
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    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64

    You are right, with a laptop it would be more of a hassle to use an EGPU. The tweakguides are helpful too, good link. Good luck and Game on!
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    In hindsight I should have got a better laptop but it was cheap and I wasn't gaming then. Got a few really cheap games of Amazon and that's that ...gaming again lol. Think it looks like "it is what it is " on my laptop but happy days !

    Be cool bro.
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