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Can i upgrade Dell Inspiron N7110?

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November 19, 2011 12:52:24 PM

Hello,
I would like to know if i can upgrade my graphics card for my Dell Inspiron N7110.

The reason is that i want to be able to play my BF3 that i brought. But i still don't understand. I can run COD:Black Ops on almost high but why can't i run BF3?
But i do notice my graphic card is really crappy...

Thanks!

This is my laptop specs:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/19/2011, 21:51:04
Machine name: SEA-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Dell System Inspiron N7110
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8106MB RAM
Page File: 3328MB used, 12881MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0116&SUBSYS_04D81028&REV_09
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: LGD02E1
Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.080Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2253 (English)
Driver Version: 8.15.10.2253
DDI Version: 10.1
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/29/2010 12:23:16, 7428608 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
a b U Graphics card
November 19, 2011 6:49:34 PM

BF3 is a much higher requirement game than black ops, on both the CPU and the graphics card. The graphics in your laptop are quite poor, however it's pretty difficult to get a better graphics card without upgrading the laptop.

There are some external graphics cards but I don't think they're in production anymore and they're probably more expensive than they're worth.

Sorry to say it but you'll probably need to upgrade your laptop to play intensive games at high frame rates, it's a shame because your processor is very nice.
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November 20, 2011 10:10:05 AM

Thanks for the reply.

I don't understand how this external graphics card works, Can you explain?
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a b U Graphics card
November 20, 2011 5:35:49 PM

Hmm, I'm not too sure either. It seems quite old though as it says it's built for vista and it features an 8600GT.

Sorry, I'm really not sure how to upgrade the graphics on a laptop without buying a new one.
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November 30, 2011 5:21:43 PM

hi i have same laptop as you and you are making big mistake .. you have two graphic cards the intel crappy one and a descent nvidia gt525m .. before playing a game just right click on the application and choose the high performance graphics than you ll see you got it wrong .. cod worked may be cuz it was marked as default with the nvidia card ;) 
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