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I have a GT555m in my lenovo y570 laptop, and certain games like bfbc2 and gta4 im getting low fps around mid 20s and this is with mostly low settings with nearly no AA. When according to This i should be getting much better fps, i enabled the gt555m via the slider switch in the front. I tried to update the drivers, but apparently you cant with optimus. So whats going on here? and how can i increase performance in these games?

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2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M Processor ( 2.30GHz 1333MHz 3MB )
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz
15.6" HD Glare with integrated camera 1366x768
Integrated 2.0MP Camera
Industry Standard Touchpad
750GB 5400
Blu-ray /DVD Combo
6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Intel 1000 BGN Wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
HDMI (Out)
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post #2 of 6
You're probably CPU limited - turn up the graphics and you will probably see the same frame rates.
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post #3 of 6
You're looking at two games that get a gigantic boost from a quad-core CPU. I might look into that before thinking about your GPU. Are there any other games that aren't responding appropriately?
Also, you should be able to update Optimus drivers from nVidia. Otherwise you should find something on leveno's website.
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post #4 of 6
why did u get a dual core? the i7 is a much better upgrade.

it should help if u have the laptop plugged in and in performance mode if u havent already done that.

u might have to go in and turn up settings manually.
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post #5 of 6
As long as it's not on Power Savers, there's minimal difference between Balanced & Performance mode.
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post #6 of 6
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Well installed a bunch of windows updates and that helped a lot in both games, and i changed the power mode from energy star to performance. Theses are the only two heavy hitting games i have installed besides just cause 2 and there running much better now. So false alarm i guess, thanks for your help though.

And i did not get the quad core i7 because it was not in the budget and this is mainly a laptop for school, trust me if i had the money i would of gotten it or a completely different laptop.
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