Hello I have a m17x Alienware laptop. I like to play online games and it was running fin for the 1st year. Around last year my computer randomly started to freeze for like 30secs - 1min when either im playing games or watching movies. Before you guys suggest virus scanners and all that jazz ive already done it and i have nothing and its fairly clean. I talked to some dell "specialists" and their telling me my ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4870 is the best for my system at the time. Now i know theres a newer version out there but it processes the same. So my question is would adding another video card to my laptop stop these random freezes im encountering? if yes should i just replace and get 2 new ones or just add another? thanks in advance for the help!
Unless there are hardware issues with the graphics card you currently have then you won't see any benefit changing out the graphics card. I would recommend installing windows from scratch and seeing if it helps the freezing. If it does you'll be good to go.