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well i have dell inspiron 15R
i5 2.90ghz
4gb ram
and 1gb nvidia GeForce gt 525m graphics
its 2 month old
i am thinking to change the graphics
though its pretty decent plays all games almost
u i was playing gta 4 and it was taking a pause every now and then
i duuno if it was prob wid game or pc
but system requirements are not that high cause it's an old game
well i wanna know should i upgrade graphics and or ram or other stuff to make it better
and if yes then which gpu is probably the best for me to upgrade with this system
    
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You can't upgrade your graphics card in a laptop.
It's a computer.
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It's just a GPU chip, not a card.
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post #4 of 16
A GFX card upgrade would have the greatest impact here, but:

That's a laptop.

A Dell laptop.

I'm gonna go right ahead here and say you probably lack the necessary skills and equipment to switch out a mobile card.
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post #5 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It's just a GPU chip, not a card.
oops. Each time I say the word "graphics" I tend to say card

Isn't the chip soldered in to the laptop?
It's a computer.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewbaccasdad View Post
A GFX card upgrade would have the greatest impact here, but:

That's a laptop.

A Dell laptop.

I'm gonna go right ahead here and say you probably lack the necessary skills and equipment to switch out a mobile card.
Even if it IS a card...

Don't most laptops have just a GPU chip on the PCB and not a card?
It's a computer!
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It's a computer!
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Even if it IS a card...

Don't most laptops have just a GPU chip on the PCB and not a card?
I've had a laptop that had a separate piece of PCB where the GPU chip was housed, kinda a card.

Either way, whether it be card or chip, I think we can all agree that the OP prolly can't upgrade it.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Even if it IS a card...

Don't most laptops have just a GPU chip on the PCB and not a card?
Yep. I believe it's like that.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/gami...periences.html

I think this is the link to the guide to run a external graphics card. The website is just down ATM
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If mobile laptops had upgradable graphics platforms, Nvidia and ATI would be making a ton more money, but it's just not feasible cost-wise for either of them atm. Neither would come cheap, they wouldn't sell anyway. Seeing as you're looking to upgrade a laptop instead of just building a desktop PC~ you wouldn't really be in the market to buy one even if they were available.
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