Brand new laptop issue.

July 7, 2018 at 22:18:45
Specs: Windows 10
Hello. I have bought a laptop today with sole intentions to play one video game, league of legends. It's an Asus x5551a, it has an AMD quad core a12-9720p with 12gb ram, and ADM Radeon r7 graphics card. (It doesn't say how much vram it has, but once ran through canyourunit dot com, it said I have 512.) Now, the issue is the laptop runs League at 60 fps on medium settings which I would be very happy with at first, although it drops once theres multiple things happening on screen down to 30 within a second, creating a lot of lag. It goes even down to 20 at times. It's just never stable.

Is there any way I could do something about it, or should I be looking at a new laptop? thanks in advance.


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#1
July 8, 2018 at 06:20:32
I don't think the model number you posted is correct. Could it be this BestBuy special?
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/produc...

Before installing your games or anything else, did you tweak Windows & remove the ASUS bloatware? Which AV program are you running? You might wanna look at the review of the AMD A12-9720P, especially whats' said about the graphics:

"Many games from 2015/2016 can be played smoothly at low settings."

https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-A...

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July 8, 2018 at 11:10:08
Hi, thanks for responding. I made a mistake indeed, the version is X555Qa as it says on the packaging box, although the sticker on the laptop says x555Q & it was bought in bestbuy.


edit: I didn't tweak anything. The laptop was turned on for the first time, personalized, and the first thing I did was download the game.

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#3
July 8, 2018 at 13:50:39
The laptop has reasonably good specs but IMO, it's not really a gamer. I guess it would depend on the game. The customer reviews pretty much say the same thing. The graphics chip is middle of the road plus has no dedicated memory & the HDD is slow, 1TB 5400RPM.

If you plan on keeping it, take the time to disable all the Windows 10 spyware, uninstall any ASUS bloatware, disable unnecessary startup apps, & run a lean anti-virus program (i.e., not Norton or McAfee). It looks like there's a ton of bloatware: https://www.reddit.com/r/laptops/co...
https://www.computerworld.com/artic...

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#4
July 8, 2018 at 14:14:14
Any suggestions what would be a better option for casual gaming within the budget?

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#5
July 8, 2018 at 21:23:28
Look for something with a distinct graphics card and dedicated graphics memory of at least 2GB of GDDR4 graphics memory. I would also recommend if possible (within budget) an Intel Core i3 or i5 series at least 6th generation but preferably 7th or 8th generation. 16GB system RAM also is preferred.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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