Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

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AngeW21 Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:44pm
game lag
Hi, wondered if anyone can help, I started playing amnesia last night and it was working fine to being with. The longer I played, the slower it got. Graphics are now jumpy and the game is slow to respond. I'm using a laptop, but my specs seem ok for the game. I looked to see if my graphics drivers needed updated but they don't. Anyone got any ideas? Cheers
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Pr3d4t0R Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
What are your specs if you don't mind me asking?
AngeW21 Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
Processor Information

Processor: Core i3
Brand: Intel HM55
Cache: 3 MB (Smart Cache)
Clock Speed: 2.4 GHz


Default Memory: 4 GB DDR3
Expandable Memory: Upto 8 GB


HDD Capacity: 500 GB
RPM: 5400 rpm
Hardware Interface: SATA


Graphic Processor: Intel HD Graphics

Does this help?
Pr3d4t0R Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:09pm 
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 3GB
Graphics: Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work.[/b]

Could be your problem, just a shot in the dark as you have onboard graphics, only suggestion is turning down your settings or buying a better card.
Last edited by Pr3d4t0R; Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:10pm
AngeW21 Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:16pm 
Finally found something...
Total available graphics memory 1274 mb
dedicated video memory 64mb
Shared system memory 1210 mb
AngeW21 Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:18pm 
I'm guessing it is just the laptop, was a bit confused with the game running fine to begin with. I turned all settings to low to see if that made a difference but no joy. Never mind,, thanks for the help!
AngeW21 Feb 22, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
Well I started the game again, as last time it ran perfectly to begin with but as the game progressed the lag started and kept getting worse until it was no longer playable. Shame, i was enjoying it!
potato Feb 23, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
Your laptop could be overheating from gaming. Laptops are horrible for games.
im confused because my specs are horrible compared to yours ._. 1.6 ghz processor and yet i can still run this game and many other games such as borderlands and bioshock smoothly (on Highest Quality) o.O
Last edited by Mi Nombre Es Jeff; Mar 4, 2013 @ 1:17pm
Everyone Mar 5, 2013 @ 5:53pm 
My best advice would be to buy(or build) a gaming desktop. Most games run quite crappily on integrated graphics. Besides, Amnesia looks awful on its lowest settings, the horror feels much more real with high-res textures, shadows, etc.
AngeW21 Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:39am 
My laptop does have a tendency to heat up. I have never had a prob before but I confess I have looked at upgrading, its all money though! Thanks for the comments :)
FoodOnCrack Mar 8, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Turn off and set to medium for the SSAO samples. even with a GTX 660, they ruin my game.
FunkyCold Mar 8, 2013 @ 11:06am 
Originally posted by Angew615:
dedicated video memory 64mb

There's your problem, you would need a bit more dedicated video memory in order to run the game properly. I had a laptop with around the same specs as the OP about 5 years ago and it was finding it hard to run even World of Warcraft. DirectX 9 games would hardly work at all.
Last edited by FunkyCold; Mar 8, 2013 @ 11:07am
Matriox Mar 10, 2013 @ 3:19am 
Set your graphics down
Sulfurik Mar 25, 2013 @ 4:21pm 
but my laptop has a ATI RADEON X1200 VIDEO CARD thats what it says at the startup but is that a good card or should i upgrade for my amnesia not to lag?
DruggedUnholy Mar 26, 2013 @ 9:05am 
I have a problem too! The game is working upside-down. Even if Daniel is not hardly scared.
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Date Posted: Feb 22, 2013 @ 1:44pm
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