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I got dirt 3 for free, so I decided to try it out on my laptop(main rig isnt set up during summer) just to see if it would run. My laptop isnt really good, but it should at least be able to run the intro videos and main screen without problems right? Because right now it lags really badly as soon as i launch it. Laptop has E-350 CPU and HD6310 GPU and 4GB of ram. Any help is appreciated
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Dirt 3 in DX11 is pretty intensive. by default, no matter what your settings are at it runs the game in DX11. that laptop GPU does dx11 I believe

You can try forcing dx9 to see if it helps any.

Go to your documents, my games, dirt 3,hardware settings, open up the hardware config file in notepad, and scroll the document over to the right until you see change the true to false, SAVE then exit and relaunch the game.
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decent laptop card but you can't expect much. lower the graphics and it might be playable but i wouldn't expect much.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4134/the-brazos-review-amds-e350-supplants-ion-for-miniitx/5

this will tell you what type of fps you should expect for games. it shows you dirt 2 fps, which in theory should be considerably lower in dirt 3
    
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You have an INSANE CPU bottleneck. A 1.6GHz, 18w dual core. That CPU competes with the Intel Atom.

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Originally Posted by DiRT3 Minimum Requirements 
  • Intel CPU - Core 2 Duo E7400 2.80GHz
  • AMD CPU - Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition
  • Nvidia GFX Card - GeForce GTS 240
  • ATI GFX Card - Radeon HD 5670 512MB
  • RAM (Memory) - 3 GB
  • Hard Disk Space - 15 GB
  • Direct X - 9
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Actually it appears your CPU and GPU both are FAR too incredibly weak to play it. You can't get desktop gaming performance on a netbook, sorry to say it.
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