hey guys, I want to upgrade my notebook's Graphic card but the problem is i do not know allot about notebook upgrading, i want the best Nvidia or Ati Radeon Graphic card available and that can fit well in my Notebook, i have a pretty good Graphic card right now but still now with the new DX11 my card can only support DX10 and newer games comes with amazing graphic and i really love playing games with performance and graphics so i'm looking for the best Graphic card available for my Notebook.
I have a Gateway P-78
Mainboard : Gateway IMV Chipset : Intel PM45 Processor : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2000MHz Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM ) Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS Hard Disk : Western Digital WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0 (500GB) DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H Monitor Type : LGPhilipsLCD - 17 inches Network Card : Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Yukon 88E8071 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller Network Card : Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit) DirectX : Version 11.00 (upgraded but my card does not support it) Windows Performance Index : 5.5 on 7.9
Processor name: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350 Code name: penryn Package: Socket P (478) Technology: 45 nm Core VID: 1.138 V
Just curious how much did your laptop cost? A 9800GT is/was a serious GPU even if it's a laptop version.
You won't imagine:D Only $700 i don't think they make these laptops annymore they have a very powerfull desktop for $900.
You bought this recently or is the past?
I would suggest to build your own desktop.Never buy from a PC company.You can save a whole lot of money if you do it yourself.If your really into games you should start learning how to build.You gotta love something about ocmputers to fully start to understand and get things.A game is the perfect way to and many of us have to know computers so well.
I'm saving up to build my own Beast gaming desktop, i wanted to do that but i had a Desktop for 4 years and i got bored of it, because i can't go annywhere with it. so i bought this Notebook.
Next--> Build my own Desktop
I'm starting to learn how to make 3D models now, with some open source programs that can do amazing work in details, and soon i'll be learning how to paint textures and concepts.
If you use laptops alot then I would suggest saving up a lot of money for a gaming laptop.Those types of laptop are about 2k but they are really powerfull.Desktops are always nice because you can always upgrade things if they start to age start running slow.
Yeah i think that Desktop can live much longer then laptops, because they got bigger fans and cooling system, and my laptop is way to hot. Idle temperature is around 70C-77C
Max while gaming 81C i allready contacted NVIDIA i did everything they told me to and still no difference.
Thats another thing with laptops,they are prone to overheating.Although they are meant for your lap hence "laptop" when it's on your lap your also blocking/clogging the air vents that help cool it.