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October 5, 2010 8:18:07 AM

Hello,
Recently I bought an Aspire 5536 Acer laptop. It shows that it has an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card with up to 1408mb of hypermemory. I didn't notice the words hypermemory and when I tested Counter-strike: Source on my laptop, I had about 30-40 fps. I was quite pissed because it says that it will "borrow" more memory when needed. If that is the case then WHY THE HELL DO I GET CRAPPY FPS IN POPULATED AREAS? I feel like I've been ripped off and was wondering if I can change a setting to use more graphics so I have alot better fps>

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October 5, 2010 9:38:35 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Unfortunately you can't do much about the performance because HD 3200 is a low-end card for gaming.You can't change the VGA either,so the only thing that may give you better performance is to lower your settings/resolution.
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October 5, 2010 2:59:13 PM

Hypermemory is just a feature that allows the graphics chip to use system memory. Nvidia's version of the same feature is called TurboCache. The chip itself probably has only 32 mb or so of actual memory. Unfortunately, all the memory in the world won't make up for a weak graphics chip. The only thing you can really do is what Maziar suggested, change your detail settings.

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October 5, 2010 3:04:19 PM

Get a laptop with a 4250 gpu, see the 5% increase!
If you want a good laptop that can play games, you'll need to get one with a 4650/5650 that cost around 600$...
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October 7, 2010 6:45:32 AM

Well that really sucks. Very misleading if you ask me, since it's about the same as a freaking 256mb card. Honestly why do they even say that there is 1408 of mb? Well i spent $1200 on it and we aren't very rich so I guess I'll have to wait a while for a new one.
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October 7, 2010 10:15:01 AM

Well gaming laptops usually cost more than gaming desktops, so you can build a more powerful desktop for gaming which costs less than laptops(including some models with lower specs)
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October 7, 2010 2:01:59 PM

This is one of the worst features that was developed with PCI-e and it is not worth it beyond what you have already.
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October 7, 2010 2:45:57 PM

1200$?
You can get a laptop with either a phenom II P series or an Intel (i3, i5 I think?) for under 700$ with a 5650 dedicated gpu.
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October 13, 2010 6:11:34 AM

$1200Aus Dollars. I so should have went and bought an awesome desktop.
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