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Old 04-04-2007, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an intel 945gm and it is probably the reason i can barely play half-life. Is there a way to replace this video card because it is an "onboard"...?

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cpu-1.6ghz
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im pretty sure its the video card that is holding me back because the minimum requirements for cpu is 1.2ghz for that game...help me please i need a new graphics card!
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is this a laptop or desktop?
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you need a new computer (you can reuse some parts from your old computer) if you want to truly upgrade we can build you a new system.

If you just want a quick patch you will need another stick of identical ram to run in dual channel and we need to know what connection the video card makes with the motherboard. Pci-express or Agp

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^^how do i find that out? btw its a laptop

nvm i have pci-express...what does that mean?
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PCI-E is the interface for the videocard. This is very good that you have one since PCI-E cards have the best Price?performance ratio as they are newer. Now what is your budget and I will recommend the best inside it.
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videocards for notebooks are hard to install and very expensive
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