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August 10, 2012 4:48:00 PM

Hi im was just new here and I would like to know how to increase the graphic memory for my laptop. I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO INCREASE IT. I would even buy anything new cpu, new ram, or brand new agp, My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5534 with a Athlon X2 L310 Proseccer overclocked to 1.4ghz and overclocked my igp card to core 745.00. Please help
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August 10, 2012 5:23:04 PM

In short - you can't. Laptops in general (with very few exceptions) are not made with upgradeable core parts.

You can increase (probably) RAM, and replace the hard drive, but that's it. If you are extremely lucky you can probably replace the CPU as well, but you are risking moving from having a three-year old working laptop to a door stop.
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August 10, 2012 6:01:17 PM

You probably arent going to be able to get any more performance out of that graphics chip let alone the computer itself. If you are trying to game on it, you are going to have issues.
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August 10, 2012 8:43:10 PM

thanks
but I can game on this laptop very well minecraft fps: 70fps averge
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a b } Memory
August 10, 2012 8:44:30 PM

Well, to answer the original question, increasing the graphics memory isnt going to do squat for performance.

And minecraft is really easy to run.
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August 10, 2012 8:48:20 PM

noob924 said:
thanks
but I can game on this laptop very well minecraft fps: 70fps averge


well lets turn the question round.... WHY do you think you want to increase the graphics memory?
If you can play minecraft at 70fps... why do you need more graphics memory?

Cheers
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August 10, 2012 9:22:55 PM

to play la noire
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a b } Memory
August 10, 2012 9:25:02 PM

Honestly, that laptop is probably not going to be able to play the game at all.
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August 10, 2012 9:35:23 PM

noob924 said:
to play la noire


Are you trolling?

You get advice that you cant really expect to play games with your laptop...

Your reply is that you can play minecraft at 70fps.

So are we to assume that you think... just becasue you can play minecraft... you should be able to play La Noire?

Thats almost like saying that because your car can get you to your local shops... you expect to be able to win a F1 race with it!!!

There is a saying... "you cant get a quart out of a pint pot"... your expectations are VERY unrealistic and faffing around with a bit of extra graphics mem is not going to cut it.

Cheers
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August 11, 2012 2:03:12 AM

noob924 said:
to play la noire

I am not a gamer, but here are the requirements (I suppose, minimum) for running L.A. Noire:
http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/pc/
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Operating System: Windows 7 / Windows Vista Service Pack 1 / Windows XP Service Pack 3 / OnLiveĀ® for PC or Mac
Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.2GHz to Quad Core 3.2GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4Ghz to Quad Core 3.2Ghz
RAM: 2GB to 8GB
Hard drive space: 16GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForceĀ® 8600 GT 512MB to NVIDIA GeForceĀ® GTX 580 1536MB / Radeon HD 3000 512MB to Radeon HD 6850 1024MB
Your laptop covers just the first one :) 
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a b } Memory
August 11, 2012 7:40:48 AM

^ lol.
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August 11, 2012 7:57:30 AM

NO mate you can't...Deemo13 is correct....just do not go to upgrade anything unless you will brick your laptop...and video memory has no effect on playing games at all....as an example with modern GPUs 512MB DDR5 is far better than 2GB DDR3...Because DDR5 is much faster....BTW in your case...the requirements say it need HD 3000 to HD 6850...so they mean HD 3000 series not HD 3000 laptop graphics....so it means you need atleast HD 3850 to run it....You dig that potnah? HD 3850 is a HD 3000 series GPU
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August 11, 2012 4:55:15 PM

thanks
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August 11, 2012 5:21:06 PM

Well it would be better than your laptop.
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August 11, 2012 5:36:13 PM

but will it run la noire?
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August 11, 2012 5:48:57 PM

Yes definitely it will...but with medium to low settings maybe....although make sure you have a decent power supply first because this card need a branded 400W atleast
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August 11, 2012 7:50:54 PM

The CX430 would be a good choice. The 4670 doesnt use that much juice though. It just usues a few more watts over the 6670, which can run on 300W.

ALTHOUGH I am not saying run the 4670 on 300W no. I would much rather say run it on something with at least 350-400.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This would be a good power supply to use.
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August 14, 2012 10:23:26 PM

thanks
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August 14, 2012 10:25:56 PM

Best answer selected by noob924.
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