Originally posted by DJ-CHRIS
You didnt get ripped at all. You will still be able to fire up second generation games, and even HL2 \ CS:S on an mx440 and CoD as well. Forget Doom3, farcry and games like this.
My laptop is more of a portable one. On battery's i get 49 3dmarks. The geforces did at least 400.
BTW: I am on a mx440 until mid next week on my hardcore gaming rig.
He can fire up HL2 but in like DX7 mode so it won't look that good but HL2 was optimized even for low end users unlike Doom 3 which you can forget it. Same goes for Far Cry.
But if you're planning on playing CS it should do fine in OpenGL mode with AA and AF limited and not on highest settings.
If you really want to see if your system compares go here and go to analyze my system just for fun:
But in truth you're talking about running a 1999 game (CS) with a 2002 GPU so it's okay. At least 1280 res with no AA and 8X AF. But don't expect that GPU to run next gen games very well or even at all and honestly instead of spending money on upgrading that RAM (SDRAM is not that good) just save up and buy yourself a desktop rig for gaming. If you really want to upgrade components in your laptop you have to watchout that it doesn't take up too much power consumption because they are not made to handle it.