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Like my new laptop...but not for gaming

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December 28, 2012 5:14:36 AM

So I recently purchased a new laptop and I like everything about it ... except for its gaming performance. It is good performance but I'm trying to play planetside 2 ... so 17 fps on lowest settings isn't exactly that great.


Is there any way I can upgrade the graphics card or get an External Graphics Dock?
Should/Can I upgrade the graphics card or should I upgrade to the full 16gb of RAM?

AMD Radeon™ HD 7670M (2GB) hybrid graphics / Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB (out of a maximum 16gb)

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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:21:01 AM

you have about the best graphics one can hope for, you have a laptop not desktop, plain and simple. If by External Graphics Dock you are referring one of those Thunderbolt graphics connectors, sure, if you have Thunderbolt port and $1000 to spend
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:31:26 AM

The laptop has good components in it.U are not utilize max speed in balanced power option .change power option to high performance.
use "game booster" software freeware to boost game performance .
Update windows .Automatically detect and install latest best driver and fix all issues.
Update bios.
Update hdd/ssd firmware.
Update Gpu firmware .
Full Scan system with "SUPERANTISPYWARE" Freeware.
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:32:56 AM

My recamend is fill all slots dont see capacity. see mhz in board and ram.Reason mhz is the key to achive speed. if board support 1600mhz u insert 1333mhz its waste because not get full speed of ram slot. if board support 1333mhz u insert 1600mhz its also waste of money (1333mhz ram is cheaper than 1600mhz)also u not utilise full speed of ram. (4x2Gb 1600mhz=6400mhz =6.4ghz) vs (2x8Gb 1600=3200mhz=3.2ghz).
Ram not increase fps.
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December 28, 2012 5:32:57 AM

Thanks for he reply
Unfortunately I don't have a 1000$ to spend :( 
so would getting 8gb more ram help gaming?
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2012 5:37:04 AM

going from 8 to 16 gb of ram will make little to no difference. even speeds above 1600 show diffence in the real world. get low latency would, but really it think you simply see the limits of even a good laptop. Look to a desktop for better performance, e.g. 2x-3x at same $
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January 7, 2013 2:35:35 AM

Some laptops allow the auxiliary GPU to be turned off to save power. Since your machine should manage low settings without the auxiliary it sounds like it is either turned off or not being utilized for some other reason.
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January 7, 2013 5:36:28 PM

Thanks for all your replies. I have it set to high performance for the switchable graphics card when I am gaming, otherwise it would be 8 fps :pt1cable: 

I also wanted to know if it was possible to get a vidock 4 plus with an gtx 560 ti. Would that boost performance.
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