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I need to know what graphic card to put in my laptop.

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September 22, 2009 10:25:49 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite A65-S1064. I want to be able to play the Sims 3 or at least the Sims 2 on it. I know the graphic card in the laptop currently is not up to par for playing these games. So I need to know what I should get. What is a good graphic card. It doesn't have to be brand new or top of the line, just simply good enough. The RAM in this laptop is insanely high. Triple what it used to be.

Any advice would be fantastic. Thank you!!!
a c 86 U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 10:31:41 PM

you can't upgrade graphics on a laptop...
September 22, 2009 10:34:07 PM

4650 ddr3 if u can find on ebay
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a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 10:36:02 PM

1. You will be paying more than the laptop is worth for a current graphics card for a laptop. For example a 9600M is ~$250.

2. What are the connections available for GPU? (ie PCIe,etc).
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 10:36:27 PM

Kari said:
you can't upgrade graphics on a laptop...


not entirely true, but mostly

there are some laptops that have MXM slots for mobile graphics cards, though doubtful this one has one

google search and try to find that out OP
a b U Graphics card
September 22, 2009 10:39:28 PM

only special laptops have graphic card, even then they can be toughs to replaced.

Most laptops have Integrated graphic with no room to get better graphics.

Only to get better graphic is either go to a desktop and play there or your goin to have to buy a laptop with a graphic card in it like this http://laptops.toshiba.com/laptops/qosmio/X305/X305-Q71...
a b U Graphics card
September 23, 2009 12:07:19 AM

mindless728 said:
not entirely true, but mostly

there are some laptops that have MXM slots for mobile graphics cards, though doubtful this one has one

google search and try to find that out OP

Exactly what I was going to say.
September 23, 2009 12:49:45 AM

There's also things like the ViDock that have a desktop GPU in a box that communicates with the laptop via ExpressCard. You'll need the ExpressCard interface, an external monitor (it can't use the laptop LCD) and a boatload of money, because it's expensive. You can also only use mediocre cards because the ExpressCard bus is easily saturated.
Unless it's very important to you.. not worth it.
Edit: Looking at the OP's laptop, that's not even an option because it probably lacks ExpressCard.
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