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February 19, 2012 3:56:26 AM

I got an Inspiron 15R (n1500) last year. it has 4GB RAM and an i3 intel core processor. It has the Intel(R) HD Graphics Family graphics and i cannot play games on it unless i play on horrible graphics and it still lags. i wanted to get a new graphics card but i didnt know whick graphics card would work in my computer. if anyone could tell me what graphics card will work or if someone can tell me where i can find it i would be pretty happy.
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 4:59:03 AM

you can't upgrade the graphics since its a laptop.
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February 19, 2012 5:50:11 AM

i dont understand?
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February 19, 2012 5:55:05 AM

Your laptop has integrated graphics which are not upgradeable. This is a question that is asked over and over, and I even asked this once. But if you really want to play games at better graphics, get a gaming laptop or build a desktop.
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February 19, 2012 5:57:10 AM

what if i have a mgpu slot in my computer
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February 19, 2012 6:10:43 AM

No, you can't upgrade. The graphics are built onto the system board.
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February 19, 2012 6:13:43 AM

im not trying to upgrade, just trying to get a brand new graphics card
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 6:26:37 AM

No, you still can't get a new graphics card, you can 'Get' it, but not use it. Because almost all laptop that does not have graphics card can't be put a graphic card, mostly because of lack of slot, space, cooling, etc.

See if you have an empty Mini-PCI-E 34mm Laptop slot, you can get Vidock, which lets you use external GPU. But I don't recommend it as buying this plus selling your current laptop is probably equal to a new nice laptop with nVidia 540M or Radeon 6650M... But if you are interested you can go to their website: http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki-index.php?page=V...

Overall of this text, the best way is to sell your current laptop and buy a new laptop, or build a gaming desktop :) .
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 6:35:58 AM

You can't upgrade the graphics card in a laptop.
The only thing that you can is RAM.

You should either build a good desktop PC or buy a new laptop. But laptops are more expensive and they do not give better gaming performance than a desktop.
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February 19, 2012 6:58:25 AM

ok then thanks for sorting that out for me. what is a cheap gaming desktop i can buy that will allow me to play games really well on
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 9:52:58 AM

You can build it, what's the budget?
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 9:59:21 AM

roostar9000 said:
ok then thanks for sorting that out for me. what is a cheap gaming desktop i can buy that will allow me to play games really well on

Tell us your budget.
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February 19, 2012 11:10:51 AM

The best performance priced CPU and GPU for a desktop computer are AMD RADEON HD 4870 which costs $59.99 and AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core which costs $199.99! The AMD RADEON HD 4870 video card is as powerful as the Radeon HD 6770 graphics adapter or the GeForce GTX 550 Ti! It's a high end video card with witch you can max out even the latest games without any problems! The AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core processor is fantastic mainly because it's much more powerful than both Intel Core i7 975 @ 3.33GHz and Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz! With these components your desktop computer is going to max out even the latest games out there! I hope that I managed to help you!
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 11:19:27 AM

jnjnilson6 said:
The best performance priced CPU and GPU for a desktop computer are AMD RADEON HD 4870 which costs $59.99 and AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core which costs $199.99! The AMD RADEON HD 4870 video card is as powerful as the Radeon HD 6770 graphics adapter or the GeForce GTX 550 Ti! It's a high end video card with witch you can max out even the latest games without any problems! The AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core processor is fantastic mainly because it's much more powerful than both Intel Core i7 975 @ 3.33GHz and Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz! With these components your desktop computer is going to max out even the latest games out there! I hope that I managed to help you!


Um, no. Altho the 4870 may be cheaper and what not, its only dx10 and it consumes more power. The 6770 is all around a better card and be found under $100 and is dx11 as well. The 8120 doesnt really compete with most Intel offerings, and im an AMD guy for many moons. However for the budget minded, youd be better off going AMD for value. Can get a Callisto or a Zambezi (960t) for around $100 and unlock cores.

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February 19, 2012 11:51:58 AM

vrumor said:
Um, no. Altho the 4870 may be cheaper and what not, its only dx10 and it consumes more power. The 6770 is all around a better card and be found under $100 and is dx11 as well. The 8120 doesnt really compete with most Intel offerings, and im an AMD guy for many moons. However for the budget minded, youd be better off going AMD for value. Can get a Callisto or a Zambezi (960t) for around $100 and unlock cores.


I know that Intel Processors totally kill all AMD CPUs in all ways, but they are expensive so I decided that the AMD CPU is going to be better for games which don't need such powerful processors! I personally have Intel Core i7 2630QM and it's wonderful and fast as hell! You are right that the 4XXX series are old and outdated, but since AMD RADEON HD 4870 is one of the best cards in the series I decided to mention it, because it can be compared to modern graphic cards from the 5XXX, 6XXX and even 7XXX series! It's a very cheap card for it's performance, but yet again it's very old and outdated! The guy said that he wants something cheap, so I gave him this card! Maybe RADEON HD 6850? It's new has DirectX 11 support and can max out everything! It's cheap for the performance and costs $139.99! He might get as well AMD HD 6870 which is a little bit more powerful and expensive! But all of this depends on the budget! This is why I wrote about the AMD HD 4870!
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a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2012 11:55:07 AM

Right but suggesting a 4870 may require a PSU upgrade since it is a power hog compared to the 6770 which isnt. Only reason I said that is cause it may require him to upgrade his PSU which would be a hidden cost kinda thing, thats all :) 
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February 20, 2012 4:16:31 AM

ive been searching around and stuff and i have no clue wwhere to get this stuff. what is a website where i can custom build computers and stuff. Btw i live in australia if that makes any difference
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February 20, 2012 5:57:52 AM

budget is probably less than 1500 i would prefer a laptop but if there is a desktop it has to come with a moniter
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a c 92 U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 5:59:42 AM

you can get a top of the line desktop with $1500. You can post in the system builder section and people can pick the parts for you if you want.
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a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 6:28:04 AM

roostar9000 said:
budget is probably less than 1500 i would prefer a laptop but if there is a desktop it has to come with a moniter

Here's a good desktop PC at $1000.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3...

That leaves you with plenty of cash for a new monitor. And if you don't have a mouse and keyboard, buy those too.
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February 20, 2012 7:10:19 AM

ok thanks guys really helpful
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a c 175 U Graphics card
February 20, 2012 8:57:24 AM

Good Online store in Australia:

http://pccasegear.com/

Parts:
(Estimated Price in Australia)
Intel i5-2500k ($250)
CM Hyper 212 ($50)
ASUS or Gigabyte P67 ($175)
560 ti or 6950 1GB ($275)
Any 1TB HDD ($100)
Any DVD Burner ($25)
CM 690 II or HAF 912 ($125)
TX650 ($125)

Total would be around $1125, and it gives you $375 to peripherals to add you something you want and should play games very well :) 
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