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#1026142 - Yesterday at 05:54 PM Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :(
Tracy Offline
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Registered: 02/19/06
Posts: 2028
Loc: Colorado, USA
Hi everyone. I just bought a new laptop so that I could play Witcher 3, and it does work, but for some reason my movement is slow. I'm at the beginning and just got the key so that I can leave the room, and Geralt is moving slowly but his ponytail is flying around like crazy. lol Also, when I turn him, that action seems faster than it should be, and so I'm not sure what's going on. I have all of the specs for the new laptop here and I'd really appreciate it if someone could take a look at them and make sure they really ARE enough for this game. Also, if you guys know of any settings that I might need to change in the game to help with this, I'd love to have that as well. smile

Thanks in advance!

Operating System

Windows 8.1 (x64) (build 9600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 7/26/2015 11:58:00 PM
Boot Mode: UEFI with successful Secure Boot

System Model

Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion Notebook Type1ProductConfigId
System Serial Number: 5CD5202PTM
Enclosure Type: Notebook

Processor a

2.40 gigahertz Intel Core i7-5500U
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
4096 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Hyper-threaded (4 total)

Main Circuit Board b

Board: Hewlett-Packard 8094 89.11
Serial Number: PFFET018J8N5EI
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
UEFI: Insyde F.03 03/31/2015


749.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
657.65 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

hp DVDRW GUB0N [Optical drive]

ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB [Hard drive] (750.16 GB) -- drive 0, s/n S31PJ9AG303675, rev 2BA30001, SMART Status: Healthy

Memory Modules c,d

6068 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'Bottom-Slot 1(left) ' has 4096 MB (serial number 14191613)
Slot 'Bottom-Slot 2(right)' has 2048 MB (serial number 63592118)

Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 719.64 GB 654.37 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 0) 29.42 GB 3.29 GB free

* Operating System is installed on c:

Network Drives

None detected

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Tracy 7/27/2015 1:58:12 AM (admin)

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Foxit PhantomPDF Printer Driver on FOXIT_PDF:
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Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4 on PORTPROMPT:


Intel(R) 9 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller


Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 [Display adapter]
Generic PnP Monitor (17.6"vis, January 2012)

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Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)


CyberLink WebCam Virtual Driver
Realtek High Definition Audio

Virus Protection [Back to Top]

McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware

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None detected


Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Microsoft Kernel Debug Network Adapter
↓ Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Status: Not connected to a network
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: AC:E0:10:96:44:C0
↓ Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Status: Cable unplugged
Dhcp Server: none responded
Physical Address: 3C:A8:2A:A1:84:CD
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Physical Address: AC:E0:10:96:44:C0
Connection Speed: 150 Mbps
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Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
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HID-compliant wireless radio controls
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HP ePrint
Microsoft XPS Document Writer
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#1026152 - Yesterday at 07:33 PM Re: Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :( [Re: Tracy]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 36116
Loc: southeast USA
Originally Posted By: Tracy

Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 [Display adapter]

If a salesman told you that was good enough for Witcher 3, he was lying.

*** Minimum and Recommended specs for Witcher 3 at Game-Debate ***

Minimum: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870

Recommended: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290

GD Recommended: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon R9 280

Unfortunately there's not much you can do.
You can't add a video card to a laptop.

#1026160 - Yesterday at 09:20 PM Re: Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :( [Re: Jenny100]
Marian Online   content
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 23469
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Tracy, that's really unfortunate - because the very last thing you want for graphics-intensive games is integrated video (which is what you have). What you need is a relatively high-end dedicated video card if you want to play the latest RPGs. Having said that, I wouldn't recommend integrated video even if all you were playing were games from Big Fish, sorry to say.

#1026192 - Today at 12:19 AM Re: Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :( [Re: Tracy]
Draclvr Online   content
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10701
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
I can only add to what Jenny and Marian said - you did not get a laptop capable of playing Witcher 3. The specs for the game are much higher than your integrated graphics. This is unfortunate if someone told you the laptop could play Witcher 3 or games like it. I think you're stuck...
In the garden.

#1026195 - Today at 12:29 AM Re: Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :( [Re: Tracy]
Starcom Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 493
Loc: Ottawa
Depending where you bought your Laptop, and if "New, means less than 30 days" and you bought it a reputable place you can get a refund or put it towards and Upgraded Laptop, one place I know of is Costco (just to name one store of many I am sure) and they give you 90 days to return it..

#1026232 - Today at 10:58 AM Re: Witcher 3 Slow on New Laptop :( [Re: Tracy]
Draclvr Online   content
Adept Boomer

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10701
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
I hope Starcom is right, Tracy because this isn't even close to being a gaming laptop.
In the garden.


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