After 6 years it was time to replace my wife's aging, desktop replacement laptop. So I took advantage of a recent sale and picked up a Lenovo y510p. Here are the specs:
- Core i7-4700MQ
- 8GB Ram
- 1TB 5400 HDD (will add an 120GB msata in the future)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT750M GDDR5 2GB
- Windows 8 64-bit
My wife LOVES the Sims and other games of it's type. Most of these are EA games. So we spent a huge chunk of this past Saturday downloading and installing all her games. They all launch and run. But they all run like utter crap. The Sims 3 is playable but there is near constant stutter and frame rate issues.
More modern games seem to run ok but what I am noticing is that none of the EA titles are using the NVIDIA card. Instead the games are using the Integrated 4600 graphics chip. This is even after I try to force the games to use the NVIDIA card. Anyone have any idea what would cause this?
Is this an EA issue or is it a Windows 8 issue? Is this something that I can fix or should I wipe the thing and try to throw Win 7 on it? Any help would be great appreciated.