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Spoon_Key
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-14-2011
Location: UK
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Thinkpad E525 Facebook games issue?

Hello

 

I purchased a Thinkpad E525, 4gb ram, AMD A8-3500m processor, 320gb harddrive (7200rpm)

 

The laptop arrived yesterday but when i went to play Farmville (Yes Farmville) the farm takes an age to load all the buidlings etc?

 

I have updated Flash player and all other drivers for the laptop with no joy so can anyone explain how a brand new laptop cant even handle graphics for a game like Farmville?

 

I purchased an E520 with Intel i3-2310 and that loads anything i throw at it without issues! Is it something to do with the Radeon graphics chip included with the AMD A8-3500m? If so then thats insane as its only a simple based game!

 

If i dont get some sort of resolution for this do i have the right to ask for a refund as surely it should be able to load and play these games without issues?

 

Thanks

 

Spoon

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spark9990
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎10-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom
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Re: Thinkpad E525 Facebook games issue?

We can only use lenovo graphics drivers. Unless Lenovo allow AMD catalyst drivers. 

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spark9990
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎10-03-2011
Location: United Kingdom
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Re: Thinkpad E525 Facebook games issue?

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I found a way to update official amd ati drivers, it works i get good framerates now.

 

Remove/uninstall catalyst drivers and use Driver sweeper to clean it after. after restart install AMD Catalyst Mobility 11.9 Win 7 | Vista (64-bit)  from http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=351479. 

 

Driver Packaging Version: 8.892-110914m-125033C-ATI, instead of Lenovo propietary crap.

Hopefully this should fix your gaming issues.

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ColonelONeill
Posts: 6,556
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto
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Re: Thinkpad E525 Facebook games issue?

You may want to ensure that switchable graphics still works. Otherwise you will get very poor battery life.

The stock AMD drivers explicitly state no Intel/ATI switchable support.
W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1090/695/1390, 22GB RAM, 500GB HDD, FHD screen
TPT1: 1839-23U, stock ICS
X61T: L7500, 3GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase