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    Laptop help please computer chaps

    My son has a samsung r 60 plus processor is an Intel core 2 duo T5550 1.83 ghz 667 MHZ fsb 2MB cache and a ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 graphic card.I was wondering if he got a better graphic card would it play world of war craft any faster without lagging or is the speed just down to the processor.If it is the graphic card then can you suggest any graphic cards that would fit and worth putting in .
    Many thanks Mark

    If i hae missed something out please ask

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    You can't upgrade the graphics card on that laptop (or 99.9% of laptops).

    you can possibly push a little more out of your gfx following this guide, to install the latest ati drivers klopfenstein.net/lor…ard once installed you might even be able to squeeze out a tiny overclock using overdrive. other than that, make sure you've maxed your ram. there isn't much else you can do, laptops displays are often a higher resolution for a screen size vs desktop displays, so if the game is running at native it might be worth trying taking it down a notch.

    Most laptops are not really suitable for gaming.

    If he wants to play games get a playstation/Xbox, or a desktop PC.

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    Jakg;7035857

    You can't upgrade the graphics card on that laptop (or 99.9% of laptops).



    guilbert53;7036206

    Most laptops are not really suitable for gaming.If he wants to play games … Most laptops are not really suitable for gaming.If he wants to play games get a playstation/Xbox, or a desktop PC.



    he has an xbox as well but world of war craft is only pc so will look at desktop pc


    QUOTE=Jakg;7035857]You can't upgrade the graphics card on that laptop (or 99.9% of laptops).[/QUOTE]

    bruffterman;7035978

    you can possibly push a little more out of your gfx following this guide, … you can possibly push a little more out of your gfx following this guide, to install the latest ati drivers http://www.klopfenstein.net/lorenz.aspx/installing-original-ati-catalyst-drivers-on-a-mobility-card once installed you might even be able to squeeze out a tiny overclock using overdrive. other than that, make sure you've maxed your ram. there isn't much else you can do, laptops displays are often a higher resolution for a screen size vs desktop displays, so if the game is running at native it might be worth trying taking it down a notch.



    cheers will try this
    :thumbsup:

    A good Desktop PC starts from approx £450 - £700

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    Disco;7036319

    A good Desktop PC starts from approx £450 - £700



    yeh thought a graphic card would be the answer, have found this for £460 i just need the pc base unit
    meshcomputers.com/Def…441

    Full Specification


    AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Black Quad Core Processor AM3 (3.20GHz, 8MB Cache)
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium Edition - 64bit English
    New Stylish Mini-Tower Micro ATX Chassis with 300W PSU - Piano Black
    ASUS M4A785T-M Mainboard (DDR3), with integrated HDMI/DVI/VGA Graphics - MATX
    4GB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM - (2x2GB)
    500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer
    22x Dual Layer DVD Writer Super Format +R/-R/RW/RAM
    512MB ATI Radeon HD4200 Graphics - Hybrid CrossFireX™ and Full HD Support (M4A785T-M)
    7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
    1 Year Free Return to Base Hardware Warranty - inc 3 Months Free Collect & Return


    Standard features:

    Free Microsoft® Works® 8.5 + Limited Microsoft Office Trial
    Free Cyberlink Video Editing Suite - 7 titles (oem)
    BullGuard Internet Security 8.5 - 90 Day Trial - AntiVirus/Firewall/Backup/Spamfilter
    12 USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel) - M4A785T-M
    Network Ready PCIe Gigabit LAN

    hutchir9;7040730

    yeh thought a graphic card would be the answer, have found this for £460 … yeh thought a graphic card would be the answer, have found this for £460 i just need the pc base unit http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTVIEWPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=670933&UTM_SOURCE=homepage&UTM_MEDIUM=online&UTM_CONTENT=NERO_9950HD&UTM_CAMPAIGN=panel1&APPS=234441



    That doesn't have a good graphics card and to add one you'd have to replace the power supply, it'll probably work out cheaper to buy a machine with a good graphics card to start with.
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