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Computer good enough for MW2?

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March 16, 2010 6:08:45 AM

I bought this laptop about a year ago.I know a bit about computers, but im not very familiar with the brands and stuff. I just want to know what i should upgrade and the exact item i should buy to get a smoother game play of COD MW2. I notice that evn though i turn the resolution to the lowest, its still a little slow.Heres what i have.

HP dv7 1133cl
Processor: AMD turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-70 2.00GHz
RAM: 4.00 Gb
System type: 64-bit Operating systems
Video card: ati radeon hd 3200 graphics
Memory: 320 gig Hard drive, i have 215 gigs unused.

Heres the game requirements:
System Requirements
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.

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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 6:26:23 AM

It'll be difficult to run MW2 on your laptop since an HD 3200 card isn't exactly awesome for gaming. If you're really interested in playing MW2 or any current releases, I'd suggest buying a decent desktop. Upgrading graphic cards on laptops is no easy task, and it's impossible with your laptop since the GPU is integrated to the MB.
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 8:18:23 AM

Your HP can't have a video card installed, and the current one is a low end integrated solution barely able to handle modern games. Welcome to the world of gaming on a system not meant to game.
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March 16, 2010 8:50:59 AM

Nope its just not enough! U need atleast a HD 4000 series card for a smooth performance!
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 9:34:08 AM

I think I am starting to feel my age. I was going to jump in here and say heck I played MW2 (Mech Warrior 2) on my Cyrix 166+ rig with an ATI Mach 32 ISA video card, and was smooth as can be. Guess that answer would be a little dated...... :) 
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March 16, 2010 1:50:58 PM

jitpublisher said:
I think I am starting to feel my age. I was going to jump in here and say heck I played MW2 (Mech Warrior 2) on my Cyrix 166+ rig with an ATI Mach 32 ISA video card, and was smooth as can be. Guess that answer would be a little dated...... :) 


Unfortunately most of this crowd would have no idea what you are talking about... Cyrix, ISA, 166, vesa driver?
Did you get your AARP card yet :D 
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 5:22:06 PM

vvhocare5 said:
Unfortunately most of this crowd would have no idea what you are talking about... Cyrix, ISA, 166, vesa driver?
Did you get your AARP card yet :D 



Not quite yet!
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March 16, 2010 6:33:04 PM

I run MW2 with everythnig maxxed out with no problems. It is by far the smoothest game of the current generation out there.
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March 16, 2010 6:35:51 PM

what is MW2?
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2010 6:38:11 PM

maximiza said:
what is MW2?



Mech Warrior 2 :lol: 
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March 16, 2010 10:30:06 PM

kevkevle, your CPU is an AMD (their current mobile cpus are ***) and the GPU isn't a dedicated card, bro, its integrated (that basically means it cant process 3-D grapihcs, wasnt built for that).

To make it simple to impress upon u the extent of the weakness of ure compnents, imagine that Gaming on PC's is like racing in cars - and with ure AMD CPU and integrated GPU, ure tring to enter Formula 1 or Nascar with a Tricycle...

Your laptop wasn't built with the purpose of gaming, man...
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