Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2

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andybraders Mar 3, 2013 @ 9:18am
Laptop Advice
Hi all, iv recently bought the game but realised my laptop sadly isnt upto running it, it seems to over heats and shuts down during playing, it is only 2.0 ghz!

Iv been looking online and found 2 laptops, just wondering if u cld advise me wether they would run the game and what you think?

1) http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15r-se-7520/pd?oc=n0015s33&model_id=inspiron-15r-se-7520

2) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-C850-1H8-Core-i5-3230M-2-6-GHz-Windows-8-64-bit-4-/380575626893?_trksid=p3284.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D21%26pmod%3D121057890882%26ps%3D54

Thanks, im not very computer minded!
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Dyspare Mar 3, 2013 @ 9:38am 
Any laptop you get that will have the specs to run ETS2, will overheat. I've got a monster machine with an i7, 16g of ram, and a geoforce 650m video card, and it gets hot as hell and will shutdown. I've found getting a coolerpad helps immensely.
INSTG8R™ Mar 3, 2013 @ 10:00am 
The Dell at least has a dedicated Graphics Card(tho mid-range). The Toshiba does not so won't game well at any game let alone ETS 2
Kyo Mar 3, 2013 @ 10:05am 
I'd go with the Dell. I'd really shop around though and look at building your own desktop if you're just looking for something to game on.
Elegnaim Mar 3, 2013 @ 12:42pm 
I have an Asus with an Intel HD 2000ish integrated GPU and a 2.3 GHz dual core CPU. CPUID HWMonitor shows my heat capping out around 150ish F when I play anything graphically intensive, but I've never had shut downs or the kind of visual aberrations you get when your GPU is overheating.

Also running ETS2 on highish settings, if that matters.
Lennart Stek Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
runs well on my hp laptop from 2010 with ati radeon 5650
Stoner Mar 3, 2013 @ 1:09pm 
I have a Toshiba L655 Satellite laptop (Core i5 with 8 gig DDR3, built-in graphics). Performance (frame-rate) is terrible. It also causes the mouse to be slow to react. Even with all video settings set to Low or disabled.

My desktop system runs it smooth as silk with all video settings to Ultra or High.
Last edited by Stoner; Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:52am
Lennart Stek Mar 3, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
Best thing is desktop system. Get a laptop for work/school/surfing. You will save alot of money.
Ryo_Covet Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:13am 
hey im on a toshiba laptop a Qosmio X505-Q8104 i might have got the Q part wrong but it never overheats and only has a nivida gtx 460m card and 2 quad core i7 processeres at 2 gb each with 8 gb ram and i have yet to find a game that was made properly i can't run at high setting or max and the new version of this is Qosmio X870 something makeing it about 2 years old now so i don't wana hear all laptops mainly toshiba's are crap for gameing
necrosand Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:19pm 
Neither of those laptops you linked are up to the task of playing this game at a quality level of graphics.
Both have EXTREMELY low-end GPUs.
It's not all about the amount of VRAM, but the amount of transistors on the chip (and the amount of performance they can eke out), and neither of those have many.
You will be stuck playing with low graphical quality settings with each, end of story.

Look into something with a GTX660M or above, or a Radeon 7870 or above.
Last edited by necrosand; Mar 4, 2013 @ 9:20pm
MexRex Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:55pm 
I'm playing on a Dell 17R SE.
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