Laptop running game very poorly, yet I see no logical reason why
I'm looking for a bit of help with a laptop I recently acquired. After my macbook wasn't coping well with Skyrim, my dad offered me one of his extra laptops to play it on. It's an older Dell, intel i5 (or i3?) I believe. All programs and drivers up to date, with no extra graphics card, and it runs Skyrim very well on a low setting.
That's not my problem, my problem is with another laptop I have been given. My dad got another laptop, a Toshiba with intel i7 with no extra graphics card. He gave it to me as an upgrade, however, it runs Skyrim very poorly, only 9 or so fps. It has no extra graphics card, but has an extra 8gb ram on top of the 4gb built in. All programs and drivers are up to date, yet, on the lowest possible setting it still gets very poor fps. Neither my dad, who works with computers, or myself could figure out what the problem is.
-Adding more ram.
-Allowing all cores to run.
-I changed all preferences to run for performance, not battery, and stuck it on charge.
-Changing preferences in Skyrim to run as low as possible, and eliminating anything that might cause low fps. This actually improved it a tiny bit, but not enough to get comfortable fps. Plus, my graphics were dreadful.
I've searched the web far and wide for answers, tried everything i've come across, yet, no help. I just don't understand why a laptop with far older hardware and software can run Skyrim well on low settings, yet a newer laptop struggles in the lowest settings possible.
Any help or tips? I really would love to be able to play on this laptop.
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