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Old 06-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wondering if it is worth it to upgrade my graphics card in my notebook

I do not know very much about computers or upgrading so I was wondering if it is worth it putting a newer graphics card in my new laptop. My windows performance scores are
Processor: 4.8
Memory: 4.5
Graphics: 3.0
Gaming Graphics: 3.2
Primary hard disk: 4.9

What card should I get, if any? What types of games could I run with these scores and a newer card? If you need any more information just ask.
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I would say no, but what laptop do you have??
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it is a compaq presario A900
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You cannot upgrade the graphics card in your laptop.
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Default Re: Wondering if it is worth it to upgrade my graphics card in my notebook

Laptops are not like traditional PC's there is little you can upgrade you are limited to ram an hard drive upgrades only. It can be done on some very specific laptops even then it's random chance to find a card that is compatible with the laptop as they are designed to fit around the other components like the heat sink optical drive etc.
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Default Re: Wondering if it is worth it to upgrade my graphics card in my notebook

Yeah you can't upgrade that one. Like Saxon said, very few lappies have upgradeable video and even then it can be a challenge to find the parts.

If you're not sure how your current lappy will perform with the games you want to play just check out Can You RUN It? and see what it says.
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