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  1. sexnage

    sexnage Thread Starter

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    Hi there, I need advice. I have 2 kids and they both have laptops. I bought them the game Final Fantasy 14 ( what a pain). The game installed with no probelm. The problem is running the game. Its so slow and its like playing in slow motion. Meaning that the characters moves so slow, at least 10 secods after the key has been pressed. My opinion is that probably the processor in the laptops might be causing the slow down.

    Laptop number one description:
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32bits
    Hp Pavillion DV6700
    Processor: Intel Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU [email protected]
    memory: 3gb

    Laptop number 2 description:
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bits
    Compaq Pressario CQ60 Notebook
    Processor: AMD Athlon Dual Core QL-32 2.00 Ghz
    Memory : 2.00GB

    I have done all the updates, video card, windows, and directX and the problem persists. Any help or advice will be greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you much

    Jaime
     
  2. jack-o-bytes

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    Hey there,

    Playing any games on any laptop is often not a good idea as laptops don't usually have the graphics ability to play anything more than an internet based game.

    Your core i3 computer has a fairly fast intel CPU but it only has an Nvidia 8400 256mb which for a game as detailed as final fantasy 14 is not enough. On the internet the requirements are at least 512mb 9600GT graphics card.

    Your AMD Athlon also doesn't have enough graphics power to run that game correctly. This laptop only has the Nvidia 8200M which is also way underpowered to play that game.

    Final fantasy will most likely work on good desktop PC's or really high end laptops due to how much power it requires. You could try turning the graphics settings down such as the resolution and the graphics detail settings to make it a bit more playable.

    Jack-O-Bytes
     
  3. sexnage

    sexnage Thread Starter

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    You are absolutely correct about the graphics information. Is there a way to upgrade the video cards on these laptops??? or I should just try to buy them new ones in the future?? please advice.

    thank you

    Jaime
     
  4. crjdriver

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    Almost all laptops cannot be upgraded in regard to video. The very few that can use real video cards; not onboard video.
     
  5. etaf

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    well you could think about a desktop for the kids to share - but you will be chasing hardware again in a few years
    or a consule like xbox, ps3 etc
     
  6. sexnage

    sexnage Thread Starter

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    thanks guys, I really appreciate the time and the advice. I think a desktop will be better for them. Easy to upgrade compare to Laptops. I thank you very much for your help.

    Thanks

    Jaime
     
  7. crjdriver

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    A desktop with multiple user accounts would work pretty well; each kid can have their own account, logon, etc. You can be the admin and determine what rights the users will have ie can they install software, etc.
     
  8. etaf

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    and a nice big flat screen these days quite cheaply
     
  9. jack-o-bytes

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    Yeah my friend runs his computer on about a 32" flat screen he got for £300 which is roughly $370 I think. Very cheap but works brilliantly. You can then also use it for a TV and DVD player things like that as well.

    Jack-O-Bytes
     
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