4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2012 12:35 PM by NeoTanner

    Playing WoW?

    NeoTanner

      Hello. I've had my laptop with Intel HD Graphics for a year now. I was wondering, as your Game Compatibility List states it cn play WoW: Wrath of the Lich King and now Cataclysm, is ther a way to get more than 20 FPS when looking straight ahead (I only get 40 FPS when looking straight down at the ground)? I've seen people using Intel HD Graphics on various games that don't support it or it's too graphically powerful (such as GTA IV).

       

      This is on a Gateway NV series, I believe. I'd like to know if it'd be possible to unlock the BIOS section and increase the dedicated RAM to at leat 512MB, not 128MB. Or, if someone here can, tel me how to get decent FPS while not letting WoW look like poop.

       

      I've also noticed that for some reason it plays a bit better in Windowed Mode, rather than full screen. Is this uppoed to happen?

       

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      System Information
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      Time of this report: 2/4/2012, 11:19:54
             Machine name: RAYMOND-LAPTOP
         Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
                 Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
      System Manufacturer: Gateway        
             System Model: NV59C          
                     BIOS: InsydeH2O Version V1.09
                Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU       M 350  @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
                   Memory: 4096MB RAM
      Available OS Memory: 3766MB RAM
                Page File: 2994MB used, 4537MB available
              Windows Dir: C:\Windows
          DirectX Version: DirectX 11
      DX Setup Parameters: Not found
         User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
      System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
          DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
           DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

       

       

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      Display Devices

       

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                Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics

       

             Manufacturer: Intel Corporation

       

                Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i3)

       

                 DAC type: Internal

       

               Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_036D1025&REV_02

       

           Display Memory: 1755 MB

       

         Dedicated Memory: 128 MB

       

            Shared Memory: 1627 MB

       

             Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

       

             Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor

       

            Monitor Model: unknown

       

               Monitor Id: AUO22EC

       

              Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.042Hz)

       

              Output Type: Internal

       

              Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32

       

      Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2559 (English)

       

           Driver Version: 8.15.10.2559

       

              DDI Version: 10

       

             Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

       

        Driver Attributes: Final Retail

       

         Driver Date/Size: 10/21/2011 17:30:04, 8313856 bytes

        • 1. Re: Playing WoW?
          Dustin_Broke

          I have a Sony laptop that is similar specs to yours and I do play WoW alot but there is no way to get more FPS unless new drivers keep coming. I have the new latest driver that just came out recently version 8.15.10.2622 and I only got few more FPS. I did get few more FPS looking down also but not much basicly. I usualy set my graphics to like fair or low but low performs the best of cource. I never played the game on windowed mode since normaly full screen is the best.

           

           

          Basicly you might not even notice a difference since it really depends on the area of the game also. But anyways you can't add more FPS to any games the only way you might get more FPS is when newer drivers come in. But no guarantees.

          • 2. Re: Playing WoW?
            NeoTanner

            So there's no way to increase the FPS, while still letting the game look decent and not remincint of an early PS2 title?

            • 3. Re: Playing WoW?
              Dustin_Broke

              No there is no way to get more FPS unless new drivers come. The newest driver has made more FPS and I been able to play very well on fair settings. The game for somereason recommends to play on good but it's best to have it on fair since on good it kinda lags at times. I noticed alot of games detect higher settings than it should be to play well like StarCraft 2 detects to play on med settings but I only get around 17-20 which isn't really good so I lowered it to low settings and got like 60 or more FPS depending on area. Also I noticed that the performace rating for windows for games has went from 5.2 to 5.3 meaning the latest drivers from Intel has really got good enough that it has made a 0.1 higher than before.

               

               

              I hope Intel will keep making more improvements so I can play games even better.

              • 4. Re: Playing WoW?
                NeoTanner

                Alright, thanks