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December 29, 2012 6:40:35 PM

Hi, I'm purely wondering about upgrading my graphics card, I bought this HP for christmas (http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-...) and don't think it has significant graphics for playing Skyrim, AC3 etc.
It has all of these specs:

Screen Size: 15.6 Inches
Native Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
LED Backlit Display: Yes
Touchscreen Display: No
3D Capable Display: No
Processor Type: AMD A10-4600M
Processor Cores: 4
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Processor Cache: 4 MB L2
Hard Drive Capacity: 1 TB
Hard Drive Speed (Revolutions Per Minute): 5400 rpm
RAM Size: 8 GB
RAM Type DDR3 SDRAM
RAM Speed Information Not Available
RAM Slots 2
Optical Drive Super-Multi DVD +/-RW
Built-in Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Reader - Compatible Memory Type Information Not Available
Graphics
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 7660G / 7670M Dual GPU
Video Memory Configuration Dedicated
Dedicated Video Memory Size 2 GB
Wireless Display (WiDi) Capable No

I'm also hoping to upgrade to a card of this caliber: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any feedback would be great, thanks! :) 

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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 7:58:25 PM

OK. I think that there is some confusion here or the link you provided is not right. If you have a laptop, you can't upgrade your video (unless your ready to do some soldering :D  ). If that is not the right PC (from the link), then you could go with that card if I knew the specs of your desktop. :??: 
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a c 107 U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 8:12:14 PM

Processor Type: AMD A10-4600M
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December 29, 2012 10:26:01 PM

So, what you're saying is that I can't upgrade or change my graphics? :/ 
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a b U Graphics card
December 29, 2012 10:31:51 PM

Right. If you have the laptop from the link you provided, you can't upgrade the graphics. The graphics card you showed in the link from newegg is for desktop PCs
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December 30, 2012 12:45:58 AM

So I can't upgrade the graphics regardless?
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a c 365 U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 12:52:35 AM

Only specific models of gaming orient laptops costing at least $1,500+ USD can have their GPU upgraded. The vast majority of laptops (99%+) do not have graphic cards that can be upgraded.
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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2012 12:55:37 AM

With the 7670M though you will probably be able to run most games at low settings on that resolution. So you will be able to play AC3 and Skyrim, albeit at low settings.
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December 30, 2012 1:45:43 AM

Yeah, I've been looking at notebookcheck and such to see about which settings to run my games on, I just won't be able to run many mods on Skyrim, thanks everyone :) 
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