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Orange Box PC game choppy... help??

Ok I recently bought a new laptop here are my specs: HP pavilion dv9700, Vista, AMD Turion 64 x2, nvidia graphics, 2GB ram, 250GB HD. I also bought The Orange Box (half life 2, episode 1 and 2, team fortress 2, and portal) When I play episode 1 or 2 or Portal the graphics are choppy and laggy, it gets smoother if I set the res to 640x??? but i don't want to play the game at that res. When I play Half Life 2 at the correct resolution 1024x??? it's smooth as can be, no problems. How can I get the others to be just as smooth? Any computer smart people know how to fix my problem? i'd love to be able to play all these games without getting annoyed. Thanks

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Re: Orange Box PC game choppy... help??

"nvidia graphics"

that is the most important part, looks like you have ram, but what video card is it? lol

Once in game, go into options, video, and turn everything WAY down, and see how it goes once you apply those settings...

For the HL2 engine, resolution doesn't make that much of a difference, it is more of the texture quality and shadows shown...

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Also update the drivers.

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that is the most important part, looks like you have ram, but what video card is it? lol
says NVIDIA GeForce Go 7510M graphics. In case you haven't noticed I'm not very computer smart but I want to learn I downloaded the drivers lastnight (stayed up til 5am trying to figure this out) but it didn't seem to help.

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Playing games on a laptop is no bueno. There's to much heat being circulated in a small space to run any game sufficiently. Hell, the laptop graphics chip doesn't even have a fan over it. So basically the chip is getting heat soaked. I have 256 mb dedicated on my laptop and I can pretty much only play CSS to where it looks and plays smooth. It also only gets around 30-33 frames per second which is kinda, meh. I prefer any graphics intense game on desktop. You can make the game run smoother by knocking down Anti-Aliasing and I can't think of the other one at the time being, but knock those down and you will notice the game running smoother. You will obviously lose detail, but the game will run much smoother.

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Re: Orange Box PC game choppy... help??

I've also had experience with the AMD Turion x2 before I got the Dual Core on my HP laptop and I like it a lot better. The Turion seemed to be a little slower.

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If it doesn't bother you then play the game with lower settings. It might kill some of the experience ,but in your case you might want to sacrifice quality for performance.

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Every game in the Orange Box runs fine on my laptop except for Episode 2. I've only played 45 minutes into it because it runs so crappy. Which sucks because HL2 and Episode 2 run just fine with low-medium graphics options and 1024x768 resolution. Episode 2 is choppy even with low graphics options at 800x600, which is completely unacceptable.

My laptop is an HP DV5224n with 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon Xpress 200m, and a 2GHz Turion 64 CPU.
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EP2 is running on the latest build of the source engine(as well as tf2 but it is using less of the newer technologies that the newest build introduced)

which probably explains why.

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[quote author=11011101 link=topic=105599.msg2151053#msg2151053 date=1205524578]
Every game in the Orange Box runs fine on my laptop except for Episode 2. I've only played 45 minutes into it because it runs so crappy. Which sucks because HL2 and Episode 2 run just fine with low-medium graphics options and 1024x768 resolution. Episode 2 is choppy even with low graphics options at 800x600, which is completely unacceptable.

My laptop is an HP DV5224n with 1GB RAM, 128MB Radeon Xpress 200m, and a 2GHz Turion 64 CPU.
[/quote]

well you've bottle necked your system with a gig of ram and only 128mb radeon xpress. The Turion is ok, but I found in the laptop seen pentium was a lot better chip. I would say if you could expand your ram to 2gb and then go and fix your startup programs to only run the ones you need. When I bought my laptop loaded with vista it had too many apps running that it would just kill my ram. I spent about an hour just kicking shit off that would boot up at startup. I've had this laptop for almost a year and I've had no problems whatsoever. It gets a little hot on my leg, but I'm so used to using my laptop that I would want nothing else.

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