I need help upgrading my laptop's video card so I can play games on it. I understand laptops are not the ideal platform for videogames and desktops would be a much better choice, but it's what I'm working with atm. I want to because the one I currently have has very low video ram (64 MB). I'm crap at computers, so I have no idea what I'm doing and I need some guidance. Right now I have a Intel(R) HD Graphics Family video card, which can only play low-end games, so I need help knowing what new card to buy, where to find it, knowing if it's compatible, and if I can install one right now. I know I'm really bad at this, but also don't just tell me to buy/build a new computer, but any tips can help.
If needed, here are some of my other specs, probably decent but I really have no idea:
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz
CPU Speed - 2.3 GHz
RAM - 6.1 GB
Sound Card - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
what laptop do you have? are you sure it can take a graphic card upgrade? many don't
First, buy a desktop.
Second, buy an Nvidia Ge-Force 600 series card or higher.
The majority of laptops won't take graphics card upgrades.
Laptops and especially that laptop cannot take CPU or GPU upgrades.
What is your budget?
What games do you want to play and what settings/fps do you want to get out of them?
An i5-4460 and a GTX 970 / R9 290 would run pretty much anything on max settings smoothly for ~$500 (or ~$700 for a system). If that's out of your price range you can always downgrade.
Depends on where you live too, parts can be more expensive outside of the US.
fuck son at least put some capital letters in your thread if you dont want me to believe this is a shitposting thread
i dont always read replies in a thread
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ok locking this thread to avoid further shitposting
unlocked briefly to dispell rabid misinformation...
> You can't upgrade laptop graphic cards
there are most definitely laptops that can be upgraded. many gaming laptops use a micro card that can be removed and replaced.
you can even do some DIY kits on laptops that can't normally be upgraded. the real issue is, do you want to and is it worth the time & money.
unfortunately the n5050 is not upgradeable at all.
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