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



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?





Paper Tape
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. 

Paper Tape
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 


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

Hopefully this should fix your gaming issues.

Posts: 9,240
Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
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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: 2720QM, Q2000M at 1082/1376, 32GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 160GB HDD, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U