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Diablo (now with Diablo 4 Hype) / D3 is running poorly on my laptop
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:50:47 PM »
My laptop is not new by any stretch of the imagination but it's no slouch either.  It's an Intel i7-4720HQ, with 16G memory and an Nvidia GTX980M gpu.  For most games this laptop works just fine.  I havent been playing D3 for quite some time but with the release of the Necromancer, I figured I buy the new content, and fire up the game.  And it was just crap.  At first I figured the lag and stuttering fps was just that there were a lot of people running D3 again, and then I thought maybe it's my nvidia driver so I updated to the latest driver.  Some blog posted that changing the power settings would help, no such luck.  And then there's the very odd behavior that the power supply isn't keeping up.  As I'm playing with laptop plugged in, the battery is actually loosing charge.  Not a lot but maybe 5% per hour or so.

Any thoughts?  HC is quite risky as I really can't tell where I am under a lot of conditions.  And the game is quite frustrating to play as it jumps, pause, skips ... almost unplayable.

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