Tim asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 2 years ago

My computer can't run programs and games that it should? What can I do about it?

12GB RAM

quad core Intel i5 CPU

Intel HD Graphics 4600

Surely I should be able to run programs like After Effects without them crashing all the time right? I would also like to play games like Smite and Fortnite on at least respectable settings. When I look at the resource monitor, it usually says about half of my RAM is cached, but I don't know how to fix that. Can anyone tell me what I can do to get better performance out of my PC?

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  • YKhan
    Lv 7
    2 years ago
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    I think you're experiencing different problems here. You also didn't mention whether you're running a laptop of a desktop PC. If you're running a desktop, then a lot of the problems are easy to resolve, all you need are some additional hardware. If you're running a laptop, a lot of the problems are intrinsic and you can't remedy them.

    After Effects: you should be able to run this, your system meets all requirements. The only thing that maybe happening here is that After Effects has had some corruption in its program files, and you may need to reinstall it.

    https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/system-requi...

    Fortnite: You meet the bare minimum required to run this title. It should run with Intel HD 4000 graphics, you'll never be able to play it at "respectable settings" though, only minimum settings. To run at respectable settings, you need an AMD or Nvidia video card.

    https://systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirement...

    Smite: You don't meet the minimum requirements of this game, which requires an AMD or Nvidia video card.

    https://systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/requirement...

    So if you're running a desktop, you can upgrade to an AMD or Nvidia video card. If you're on a laptop, you're stuck with Intel graphics.

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    • YKhan
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      At this moment in time, with GPU's so expensive, the best bets are the RX 550, or GT 1030.

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  • 2 years ago

    Make sure you have all programs & games are of 64bit or

    32bit support , if your os is 32bit and game/program is 64bit then they can't run. If it is 64bit then it's uses full 12 gb of your RAM,whereas 32 uses and shows less ram available.

    If that's not the problem then check out is both ram are supported on your computer motherboard.

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  • John
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    First thing is to go into msconfig in startup and turn off everything you don't actually use or need. And run antimalwarebytes, and then look at your services, carefully, and disable the nuisance ones. And a real graphics card wouldn't hurt a bit.

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