[SOLVED] Reeaaalllly slow lenovo desktop....

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My garbage lenovo desktop has 4 GB DDR4 2400Mhz memory and an A9-9420 with R5 stoney ridge integrated graphics and a 1TB seagate hard drive. I tried deleting useless pre-installed windows apps, Switching to high performance mode and finding apps that use lots of memory and deleting them. I just want to play left 4 dead 2 at low setting at 1080p, what should i do to free up memory and speed up my computer?
 

dorsai

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Left 4 Dead 2 isn't very demanding...you can probably run it on low with a few tweaks.

Make sure the BIOS is set to provide the maximum amount of memory to the GPU...it might default to a small amount like 64mb with the option to use 128mb or more...max it out.

Turn off shadows, vsync, and anti-aliasing in game and in the GPU's control panel.

Also an ssd replacement for the 1TB seagate hard drive will make a huge difference...you'll think you're on a much newer machine.

Nothing you can do short of buying a newer laptop will give you good quality graphics at 1080 with the hardware you have but you might be able to improve it enough to be acceptable at low.
 

punkncat

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With that processor and integrated graphics, probably nothing to be done.
Might consider seeing if it will run at 720 low. Could possibly add a very low spec GPU but wouldn't invest a lot of money or effort to it.
 
My garbage lenovo desktop has 4 GB DDR4 2400Mhz memory and an A9-9420 with R5 stoney ridge integrated graphics and a 1TB seagate hard drive. I tried deleting useless pre-installed windows apps, Switching to high performance mode and finding apps that use lots of memory and deleting them. I just want to play left 4 dead 2 at low setting at 1080p, what should i do to free up memory and speed up my computer?
It's not the memory that's the issue it's the total lack of CPU power.
 
WIth what OS?

4 GB is marginal even just for booting to the desktop even with Windows 7, 8.1, or WIn10, much less fantasizing about playing much more than solitaire....(naturally, 32 Bit OS is limited to 4 GB anyway, however)
 
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lynx1021

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What is the exact model of your Lenovo? You do need more memory and a GPU to really do anything but surf and email. I may be able to make some recommendations. You may be able to go in the BIOS an allocate more memory for your onboard graphics.
 

dorsai

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Left 4 Dead 2 isn't very demanding...you can probably run it on low with a few tweaks.

Make sure the BIOS is set to provide the maximum amount of memory to the GPU...it might default to a small amount like 64mb with the option to use 128mb or more...max it out.

Turn off shadows, vsync, and anti-aliasing in game and in the GPU's control panel.

Also an ssd replacement for the 1TB seagate hard drive will make a huge difference...you'll think you're on a much newer machine.

Nothing you can do short of buying a newer laptop will give you good quality graphics at 1080 with the hardware you have but you might be able to improve it enough to be acceptable at low.
 

hang-the-9

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My garbage lenovo desktop has 4 GB DDR4 2400Mhz memory and an A9-9420 with R5 stoney ridge integrated graphics and a 1TB seagate hard drive. I tried deleting useless pre-installed windows apps, Switching to high performance mode and finding apps that use lots of memory and deleting them. I just want to play left 4 dead 2 at low setting at 1080p, what should i do to free up memory and speed up my computer?
The integrated graphics will run faster if you add a second 4 GB memory stick to run it in dual channel mode. AMD A9 graphics are OK for not demanding games, but you would want dual channel RAM to maximize the speed.
 

hang-the-9

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My system has windows 10 64-bit, so I can upgrade my memory , but it will be a waste of time and money for such low end hardware
Without buying a faster laptop in the first place, that is the only thing you can do. 4gb of RAM is cheap, and dual channel RAM makes a big difference in integrated video card speeds. A solid state drive would speed the system up in general but won't do as much for in game speeds as dual channel RAM. I did tests with the AMD A model chips, had a system with I think an A4 CPU and running RAM in dual channel got about a 20% boost in benchmarks.
 

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