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April 25, 2011 11:58:53 PM

i have a compaq laptop with windows 7. mobile intel(R) 4 series express chipset family. ok i don't know alot about this stuff. but i have one proccessor. intel(R) celeron(R) CPU 900 2.20GHz. i want to be able to play fallout new vegas with ultra settings and no lag what so ever. what kind of graphics card would i "NEED" to do this.

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April 26, 2011 12:32:25 AM

seth577777 said:
i have a compaq laptop with windows 7. mobile intel(R) 4 series express chipset family. ok i don't know alot about this stuff. but i have one proccessor. intel(R) celeron(R) CPU 900 2.20GHz. i want to be able to play fallout new vegas with ultra settings and no lag what so ever. what kind of graphics card would i "NEED" to do this.


I don't know anything about Fallout New Vegas so I don't know what the requirements are, but since your computer is a laptop, I doubt that there is much you can do to improve your experience other than getting a more powerful computer or playing at lower settings.

---Max



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April 26, 2011 12:37:53 AM

ok say if i buy a regular wallmart $400.00 dell desktop. could i upgrade it with graphic cards to improve it?
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April 26, 2011 12:59:42 AM

You can probably find a used computer for $400 with a good card. Check craigslist.
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April 26, 2011 1:08:20 AM

how do i know its a good card? is there some brand i should be looking for or something?
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April 26, 2011 1:19:39 AM

Post the specs here if you find something and to make sure the rest of the specs are a good deal.
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April 26, 2011 1:26:06 AM

nVIDIA Ge Force GTX 485M seems to be popular.
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April 26, 2011 1:39:06 AM

A $400 laptop with a 485m? I want to see the link.
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April 26, 2011 1:41:42 AM

no no no i mean what are your thoughts on that specific graphic card.
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April 26, 2011 1:49:52 AM

I never see a laptop with a high end card for less than $1200 and for that price you could get a desktop with twice the performance.
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April 26, 2011 1:53:24 AM

hmmm so what class graphics card would i need?
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April 26, 2011 2:04:32 AM

Are you thinking you can upgrade a laptop graphics card? Your laptop does not have a graphics card and cannot have one. But you didn't state the model, I'm assuming it's a compaq presario with intel 4500m graphics because compaq only has budget laptops and none have graphics cards.
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April 26, 2011 2:09:10 AM

no what i need to know to play RPG games like fallout new vegas and such with a DESKTOP like dell or and thing cheap like that can i upgrade it to suit my needs. cause i was looking at buying a dell at wally world for 4 hundred dollars but before i buy i need to know if i can upgrade it and what king of ugrade would i need to buy.
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April 26, 2011 2:11:15 AM

and im such a noob at this that i don't even know how to check to see if my laptop has 4500m graphics... like you were saying earlier.
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April 26, 2011 2:32:12 AM

PRoblem with that route is the stock Dells at around $400 are going to have a puny powersupply that barely suffices for the parts it comes with so upgrading the video card is going to mean also upgrading the powersupply (so another $70 - $100) and at that point you're spending more on it than just getting the parts and building a decent system to begin with (If you can replace a PSU you can build a system !) and you wind up with much better parts in the end !
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April 26, 2011 2:53:02 AM

You can't put a laptop graphics card in a dekstop. What graphics card you get will be dependent on your resolution and also the rest of the specs of a system. If you get a cheap computer at walmart you will also need to buy a power supply raising the price even higher. So a $400 computer turns into a $600 computer.

This is why I said you can save money, find a used core 2duo desktop with a decent card. Half the price for the same performance. Post the link to whatever you find. If you don't want to save money and buy used, there are better places to get a computer at a lower price and more performance, new. What is your budget? Do you need a monitor? I doubt you will want to build it yourself, although it is as easy as plugging in stuff.
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April 26, 2011 3:07:26 PM

oh don't worry about budget. I can get my sexy boy friend to buy it for me! oh sorry by the way don't mind the name this is his account im asking about this stuff becasue his birthday is coming up and i wanna get him a really decent desktop so he can play fallout new vegas and stuff like that. But i don't want to buy like an alien ware computer thats overkill. I got a person now trying to trade my laptop for his gaming desktop. i will ask him what kind of cards are already in it and you guys please tell me if it is good or not!
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April 26, 2011 3:17:18 PM

http://www.dell.com/us/p/desktops#facets=51805~0~812582... inspiron 560 somebody with some really good common knowledge about this stuff please look at this computer and tell me if that is a good deal or not!!! Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium® dual-core and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor Home Premium 64-bit 8GB3 dual-channel DDR3 memory capacity
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April 26, 2011 6:19:34 PM

the above config sounds good however make sure you get the one with core 2 duo processor also to play fallout new vegas you will need a good graphic card like gts 450 1gb ddr5 or ati radeon 5750 1gb..

happy gaming ........
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April 26, 2011 6:44:24 PM

You should be able to get a better price here. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/AMD_Dual_Core_Config... The lowest priced parts are still good quality(better than dell) with a 5770 for the video card and you only need 4gb ram. With those specs it came out to $600.
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April 28, 2011 1:39:56 AM

ok thanks dude for the link!!!
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May 5, 2011 2:57:20 PM

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May 5, 2011 9:10:43 PM

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