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FPS Issues with Laptops using NVIDIA and Intel Integrated Chipsets

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Good day!


     So I recently bought a new laptop.  It is an Acer Aspire V3 - 771. 


Here's the specs:

Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHZ

Dedicated Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M

Integrated Video Card Intel® HD Graphics 4000

RAM 8.00 GB
System Windows 8 64-bit


Also attached is my dxdiag file but another oddity is the dedicated card doesn't show up except towards the end of the report.  The problem is my gameplay is very choppy with a super low FPS of 20 or below even on low graphics.  I believe this is due in part to my laptop choosing between the two cards and selecting the integrated card and not the dedicated one.  I have researched online and have found this is a common problem.  I have tried the basic quick fixed for this... i.e. forcing the NVIDIA control panel to use the dedicated card, making sure to have the laptop plugged in, trying to disable the integrated card in the device manager... etc.  It has been a long and grueling trial and error but I am almost ready to give up.  I have no internet in the house except for super slower than slow dial up haha... needless to say Skyrim is one of my few outlets but on this new laptop I cannot get it to run properly.  From my understanding of what my specs are and what Skyrim needs to run even on High I should be able to play it no problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated and if you can solve this problem I'll love you forever <3


P.S. From the screenshot you could infer I have some mods installed and yes... I have even tried running the game vanilla and it has no affect on the FPS.





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