What games can the M14x not run?

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  1. tyler27

    tyler27 Notebook Consultant

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    well you can force the nvidia card as default in the nvidia control panel but idk if it fixes all issues
     
  2. bigtonyman

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    it works for most games but not all games(GTA 4 as an example). With the bios mod you wouldn't even have to do that ;) all you would have to do would be disable the IGPU, and everything would run off the gt 555m. :)
     
  3. tassadar898

    tassadar898 Notebook Evangelist

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    the way optimus works on nvidia you CANT disable the IGP. It uses the IGP to display the image you see even while using nvidia GPU
     
  4. bigtonyman

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    I have optimus and it doesn't work that way.... I can disable the IGPU or my 460m and run with the other opposite one. you just need an unlocked bios and I haven't seen one for the m14x :(
     
  5. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

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    The only games that M14x (or Windows 64Bit) cannot run are those that made for Windows XP 32Bit, like C&C Red Alert 2 for example or any game that is make before 2007.

    You said what game can the M14x not run, but you also said that Witcher 2 is "unplayable" <- that mean you Can it just it is run poorly, I think that game is somewhat similar to GTA4, where you have whitelist the game but still unable to get the game to run on the GT555M, I think it is better to ask around in their forum or contact the game's tech support, they might be able to help you.
     
  6. Steven

    Steven God Amongst Mere Mortals

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    Have to agree with the above statement, the GT 555M should not have any troubles running a modern game. That doesn't mean you can play on High or Ultra on every single game, just means you can play a game without really having to check the computer requirement specifications.
     
  7. kimjo42

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    I've been running Civ 4 and Baldur's Gate 2 just fine.

    Also, GTA4 runs at a nice stable 25-30 FPS on my M14x.

    I've heard some horrible things about Witcher 2, but I've also seen it run at 30-40 FPS on Youtube (specifically on the M14x).
    So there must be a way.
     
  8. goodboynyc

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    The only thing I've had a problem running was GTAIV and it ran god awful. I then found out the issues with it so I just let it drop for the moment. Crysis ran okay, I don't see myself maxing it out with all the settings since I ran in the low teens for FPS.

    Hopefully we can Max Diablo 3 =3
     
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    I couldn't get GTA 4 to work with optimus either :( its one of the worst coded games I have ever seen.
     
  10. CGSDR

    CGSDR Alien Master Race

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    Well I'd like to correct myself one thing, I was confuse with the year, I mean any game that is make before 2004 would have some issue with Windows 7 64Bit version BUT if you play with Windows 7 32Bit it wouldnt be any trouble, because on my old Desktop which run on Windows 7 32Bit Ultimate and it can play on pretty much every games (incl DOS game), and GTA4 I can run it on high (and max out nearly everything) and able to get an average of 30-45 fps, as well as on the benchmark it show that my avg fps was 40~45.


    Follow this link to my old post, it contain both the commandline and benchmark I ran back in the time I have GTA4 installed -> GTA4 Benchmark and Commandline
     
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