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bernardosgr

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I had posted this question on another forum but recieved no response, so here it guys, all help would be appreciated...

"It's more of a doubt than a question... I recently bought a Samsung with 6 GB RAM, i7 3630qm, and a Radeon HD 7670M

Everything was ok, I noticed it being really good at rendering animation, since I work with blender (far better than my 3/4 year old desktop, which has a core 2 duo processor, 2 GB RAM and a 512 MB dedicated Graphics card)

But when I play Assassin's Creed 3 the difference doesn't show much... It's just slightly better (in terms of lagging or dragging the image) if not as good as my old PC... What I think is that this has something to do with this Intel HD Graphics, because when I used the "Can You Run It" tool it identified my graphics card as being this Itel HD Graphics thing....

Is it possible that when I'm playing games they are not using the right graphics card? And if so, how can change this or test if it's my problem?"
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

theveterans

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It's highly possible that your game is running with the Intel HD. Open up your Catalyst Control Center and on the Power tab, select switchable graphics then browse your Assassin's Creed 3 .exe file and set it to "High Performance" in order to run it with the AMD Card.
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    Core i5 4300U @ 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Surface Pro 3
    Memory
    8092 MB DDR3-L 1.35 V SDRAM @ 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4400 @ 200 MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in 3:2 display
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256 GB SSD + 128 GB micro SD
    PSU
    36 Watt power brick
    Cooling
    Active
    Keyboard
    On Screen Keyboard
    Mouse
    Surface pen
    Internet Speed
    300 / 20 TWC
    Browser
    IE 11 Metro, IE 11 Desktop
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

theveterans

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Sounds like your AMD Catalyst driver is corrupted. Go to Samsung support website and download the latest Catalyst drivers for your laptop. Uninstall Catalyst first then install the driver that you just downloaded. Do a restart after installation and check to see if you can access the menu. Hope it goes well.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
    Computer type
    Tablet
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Pro 3
    CPU
    Core i5 4300U @ 1.9 GHz
    Motherboard
    Surface Pro 3
    Memory
    8092 MB DDR3-L 1.35 V SDRAM @ 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4400 @ 200 MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in 3:2 display
    Screen Resolution
    2160 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    256 GB SSD + 128 GB micro SD
    PSU
    36 Watt power brick
    Cooling
    Active
    Keyboard
    On Screen Keyboard
    Mouse
    Surface pen
    Internet Speed
    300 / 20 TWC
    Browser
    IE 11 Metro, IE 11 Desktop
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

azasadny

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bernardosgr,
BTW, you can really bump up the performance of your desktop PC by using a dedicated video card, if your PC has the slot for it. The 3 best ways I've seen to improve a PC's overall performance is to:

1. Use a SSD instead of a hard drive as a Windows boot drive
2. Use a dedicated video card and disable the onboard video in the BIOS
3. Install the maximum amount of RAM your motherboard will support
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built Intel i7-3770k-based system
    CPU
    Intel i7-3770k, Overclocked to 4.6GHz (46x100) with Corsair H110i GT cooler
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 OC Formula 2.30 BIOS
    Memory
    32GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GTX 980ti SC ACS 6GB DDR5 by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD, Corsair SP2500 speakers and subwoofer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG 27EA33 [Monitor] (27.2"vis) HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (system drive)
    WD 6TB Red NAS hard drives x 2 in Storage Spaces (redundancy)
    PSU
    Corsair 750ax fully modular power supply with sleeved cables
    Case
    Corsair Air 540 with 7 x 140mm fans on front, rear and top panels
    Cooling
    Corsair H110i GT liquid cooled CPU with 4 x 140" Corsair SP "push-pull" and 3 x 140mm fans
    Keyboard
    Thermaltake Poseidon Z illuminated keyboard
    Mouse
    Corsair M65 wired
    Internet Speed
    85MBps DSL
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro and CCleaner Pro
    Other Info
    Client of Windows Server 2012 R2 10 PC's, laptops and smartphones on the WLAN.

    1GBps Ethernet ports

Wenda

Member
Power User
My machine also has dual graphics, but mine is an Intel/Nvidia combo. There is a setting in the Nvidia Control Panel that allows you to force the use of the GeForce instead of the Intel. Your ATI control panel will probably have a similar setting. I switch back to the Intel when I'm running on the battery, to save power.

Re 'Can You Run It', it is a guide only, and is not gospel. For example, it told me that no WAY could my Core2 Duo/3GB/Intel 4500 laptop run 'STALKER - Call of Pripyat'. But it does. With ease.


Edit: Just saw TheVeteran's post, with pic. That's what I had in mind.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer AS8951G 'Desktop Replacement'.
    CPU
    [email protected]/3.1Ghz.
    Motherboard
    Acer
    Memory
    [email protected]
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GT555M 2GB DDR3
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD w/Dolby 5.1 surround.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built-in. Non-touch.
    Screen Resolution
    18/4" 1920x1080 full-HD.
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 750GBx2 internal. 1x2TB, 2x640GB, 1x500GB external.
    PSU
    Stock.
    Case
    Laptop.
    Cooling
    Stock.
    Keyboard
    Full 101-key
    Mouse
    USB cordless.
    Browser
    IE11, Firefox, Tor.
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, MalwareBytes Pro.
    Other Info
    BD-ROM drive.

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