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Den Store Sultan Apr 10, 2013 @ 6:59am
DotA 2 lag/(low FPS?) and delay
Hi there,

I just installed DotA 2 but I have have some serious lag. Actually am I not quite sure that it is lag, maybe is it just very few frames per second. But I'm a sure about that I got delay and all these things together makes it impossible for me to play.

I don't have any of these problems when I play DotA in Warcraft..

I have just restored my computer to factory settings, so I should have enough space. I use cabel for my internet and yes, I do deactivate the wireless connection while I'm using the cable.

Please help me if there is something I can do.

Some system informations:
OS: Windows 7
Computer model: eMachines E527
Computer type: x64-based PC
Processor: Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3300 @ 2.00 GHz, 1995 Mhz
RAM: 3.00 GB

Please let me know if you need more information.

Best regards,
Jakob
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L-r | Canti Apr 10, 2013 @ 7:26am 
This is almost certainly due to your low-spec laptop. It was not suitable for gaming when it was released 3 years ago, and it certainly is not suitable today.
Den Store Sultan Apr 10, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Den Store Sultan Apr 11, 2013 @ 4:50am 
Hi there

OS
Thank you for the help so far. I have updated my windows as much as I can. (It doesn't show any options besides an IE update, when I search for new updates).

GRAPHICS
I have downloaded the program (Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver, Windows 7* 64, Windows Vista* 64 (exe)) from intel.com, but when I run it and the installing end, I get this error:

"The driver that is installing, is not validated to this computer. Obtain the relevant driver from the computer manufacturer
The installationprogram closes"


SOUND
I have installed without any issues, so I guess it has been install correctly.

Best regards

How my dxDiag looks now, if you need it again: dxDiag[ompldr.org]
L-r | Canti Apr 11, 2013 @ 5:14am 
Specifically, this is the GMA driver you should be downloading:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2991&DwnldID=22167&ProductFamily=Graphics&ProductLine=Laptop+graphics+drivers&ProductProduct=Mobile+Intel%c2%ae+4+Series+Express+Chipset+Family&lang=eng

Don't expect it to make much of a difference though. Not sure that Fred realises how much of a performance gap there is between his Intel HD 3000 and your GMA 4500. Also, the video he posted is being done on a much more capable system than yours (Pentium dual-core for a desktop, compared to your laptop Celeron).
Den Store Sultan Apr 11, 2013 @ 6:14am 
That is also the one I have downloaded. I still get the same error.
L-r | Canti Apr 11, 2013 @ 6:19am 
This means the display driver is locked to the OEM, you would need to get it from the manufacturers support site rather than from Intel. Likely they stopped updating it years ago, if they ever did. Another thing you can try is configuring Windows Update to check for hardware updates as well as OS updates, but it may have been doing that all along in which case you would have the latest driver available anyway.
Den Store Sultan Apr 11, 2013 @ 9:51am 
I have done everything you told me, but it is still the same. :(
Isn't there anything I can do, besides buying a new computer? I really want to play.

Dxdiag[ompldr.org]
L-r | Canti Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:01am 
There is nothing you can do. The Intel GMA falls waaaaay below the minimum specs required to play the game, so I am surprised it even runs at all.
(Minimum is GeForce 6600, which scores about 40% better in benchmarks than the GMA 4500)
Last edited by L-r | Canti; Apr 11, 2013 @ 10:01am
junpio Apr 18, 2013 @ 5:17am 
uhmm. this is my graphic card. i dont know why intel is right there

NVIDIA System Information report created on: 04/18/2013 20:23:13
DirectX version: 11.0
GPU processor: GeForce GT 540M
Driver version: 310.70
DirectX support: 11.1
CUDA Cores: 96
Core clock: 672 MHz
Shader clock: 1344 MHz
Memory data rate: 1600 MHz
Memory interface: 128-bit
Memory bandwidth: 25.60 GB/s
Total available graphics memory: 3745 MB
Dedicated video memory: 2048 MB DDR3
System video memory: 0 MB
Shared system memory: 1697 MB
Video BIOS version: 70.08.39.00.07
IRQ: 16
Bus: PCI Express x16 Gen2
junpio Apr 18, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
how to switch the graphic card? :( . im now getting 15-70 fps but when the creep spawn it will drop down to 15-25 fps T_T
junpio Apr 18, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
i have done everything T_T . still low fps my god
Kuroonehalf Apr 18, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
Hi, perhaps I could get some help as well? My dxdiag thingy: http://textuploader.com/?p=6&id=eszp

No idea what could possibly be wrong. I've played all kinds of games on this thing and everything works fine, but Dota2 seems to stutter and lag all over the place, even at the very lowest possible settings.
junpio Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:21pm 
Originally posted by Fred:
Originally posted by ლ(ಠ益ಠლ):
i have done everything T_T . still low fps my god

Give is a new log.
http://piopentinpcspecs.blogspot.com/
here!
junpio Apr 18, 2013 @ 10:24pm 
Originally posted by Kuroonehalf:
Hi, perhaps I could get some help as well? My dxdiag thingy: http://textuploader.com/?p=6&id=eszp

No idea what could possibly be wrong. I've played all kinds of games on this thing and everything works fine, but Dota2 seems to stutter and lag all over the place, even at the very lowest possible settings.

how did you switch your graphic card?
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