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Originally Posted by DraganUS;13301595 
Are you kidding me. The whole series of G51 to G72 that has GTX260M are bottlenecked with crappy P7350 to P8700 cpu.

He's got an i7 720QM...the GPU is the bottleneck.

I'm guessing this isn't one of their gaming laptops? Therefore I doubt the GPU is upgradable, your best bet is upgrading your processor:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Intel-Core-i7-820QM-820M-820-QM-CPU-1-73G-8M-Q3B9-/280647647388?pt=CPUs&hash=item4157e7409c
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He's got an i7 720QM...the GPU is the bottleneck.

I'm guessing this isn't one of their gaming laptops? Therefore I doubt the GPU is upgradable, your best bet is upgrading your processor:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Intel-Core-i...item4157e7409c
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Intel-Core-i...item3f08645b7b
Nope it's not. I couldn't justify the extra 300 bucks for the next step up gaming model.

What generation of CPU's will go in this guy? You can't put a SB chip in it can you?!
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Nope it's not. I couldn't justify the extra 300 bucks for the next step up gaming model.

What generation of CPU's will go in this guy? You can't put a SB chip in it can you?!
No, i7-940XM or i7-920XM if you dont mind losing a little big of battery life. Otherwise an i7-840QM.
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No, i7-940XM or i7-920XM if you dont mind losing a little big of battery life. Otherwise an i7-840QM.
The battery lasts like maybe an hour to begin with lol. If I am using it I usually have it plugged in
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I am going to say CPU, despite what the above have said. Some games benefit from a higher clock speed, rather than quantity of cores, so you might see more performance out of that card with a better CPU. I have not seen turbo mode hit that often, especially in games, but the GPU doesn't help either.
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In this case, the Radeon HD5730 GPU is the bottleneck. Since motherboard laptops are very hard to replace, because the motherboard has to be compatible to the laptop etc. ect, You should replace your laptop with a laptop that has a more resilliant GPU.
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In this case, the Radeon HD5730 GPU is the bottleneck. Since motherboard laptops are very hard to replace, because the motherboard has to be compatible to the laptop etc. ect, You should replace your laptop with a laptop that has a more resilliant GPU.
Uh thanks but not replacing my laptop..... Its plenty fast and plays games fine.... Just wanted to see what the slowest part of it was.
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