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October 2, 2013 8:49:56 PM

So yesterday I brought up a thread about how my graphics card had gone wrong and didnt work properly as I was getting insane fps lag in League of Legends. So the person told me to check my GPU usage and said that 100% was sketchy. However, today the problem got fixed in itself.

So I did test out my GPU load through GPU-Z tech power up and it said that when I played with uncapped fps frames in LoL it was around between 75%~98% gpu load, and with 60 fps cap I played with a gpu load of between 40~60%. However, when I played a more demanding game such as Kritika online (Korean action MMO) I got the same of around 80~98% gpu load spiking between these numbers.

So just to be sure is 90%'s gpu usage bad? Will it do any damage to my computer?
My specs are:
Alienware m14x R1
Nvidia GeForce GT 555m
Intel core i7-2670QM CPU @2.20GHz
Integrated Graphics card: Intel HD 3000
Windows 7 Home Premium
Ram: 4GB

Also I did update my drivers to the latest version but just updated it without uninstalling my previous drivers... is that bad?

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October 2, 2013 9:12:52 PM

No it does not hurt anything, just doing what it is supposed to do. You have a strong CPU joined with a mediocre GPU which is limiting your gaming experience.
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October 2, 2013 9:19:06 PM

Just a question, do you know if I would be able to change my graphics card later on? I took it once with a computer savvy person and he told me that all my computer inside is really compacted together so it is really hard for my gpu to do any work.
I would love to change my GPU soon but idk if its possible
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a c 1362 U Graphics card
October 2, 2013 9:37:21 PM

It is not cost effective because those mobility cards are not in retail and if you buy it from alienware it will cost a fortune. Best upgrade is a new laptop.
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