Problems running The Witcher 2

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  1. lunatic_pandora

    lunatic_pandora New Member

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    Ok, so I've bought the Witcher 2, and I'm having problems running it on my laptop at the moment (low FPS even on absolute lowest graphics) and I was told the people here are the ones to ask. I was wondering if someone could suggest what might be the cause of the problems judging from my specs, and whether it's possible to make the game run smoother somehow. I'm relatively new to this technical stuff, so here's a screencap of my specs and of my "result" using the canyourunit.com specs-check. (Which says I should definitely be able to run it)
    If you need me to include any other information just let me know:

    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h1...tew/specs1.jpg
    http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h1...tcherspecs.jpg

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    Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 Mobile Processor N930 (2GHz) (Quad-core, I think)
    Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 ("Up to 2175MB HyperMemory")
    Memory/Ram: 4GB

    I have a feeling it may be my processor, but I'm not really sure how to check. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. enessel

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    Make sure to turn off AA in AMD Vision engine CC and in game aa. See if that gives you better fps and then you can try upping your resolution.
     
  3. lunatic_pandora

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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what is the AMD Vision engine CC?
    Do you mean the Catalyst Control Center?
    I opened that, and for the "SMOOTHVISION HD: Anti-Aliasing" option, I unticked the "use application settings" box and put it down to 2x (it's the lowest it can go, there doesn't seem to be a disable option).

    When I loaded a game i have saved after that, the graphics were completely messed up. I couldn't see any models or anything other than lighting affects and a great expanse of whitey-blue. So, I've changed it back to "use application settings".

    There's a few other settings I can change in the Catalyst Control Center:

    "SMOOTHVISION HD: Anisotropic Filtering", which is also set to "use application settings".

    "Tesselation", under which the "AMD Optimized" option is ticked (changing this doesn't seem to affect the game)

    "Catalyst A.I.", disabling and enabling doesn't seem to change anything

    Every other option underneath is set to the "Performance" setting, instead of the "Quality" setting.

    I'm not sure if any of this information is relevant, I just thought it would be worth writing in case it helps explain anything.
     
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  5. JonnyCasino

    JonnyCasino Master Guru

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    After a quick google it seems some people are getting playable fps on a 5470 and others arn't, generally the ones who are managing to run it have a much better processor e.g core i3, i5 etc they also seem to have the 1gb version of the 5470, again those with the 512mb version struggling.

    Ultimately the 5470 is a low end laptop gaming card, so it may simply be that what your getting is as good as its gonna be on that setup, I am not familiar with that canyourunit site but if its simply scanning your general hardware and comparing it to witcher 2 minimum specs it isn't really that brilliant of a guide to trust.
     
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    Cough spec cough...
     

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