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Really shouldn't call it crossfire actually

Intel will draw less power easily.
Lenovo always seems like a great option for laptop, they seem to be one of the few brands still making sturdy "thick" laptops.
Asus I'd say you'd be paying more for the name than you are the performance, but if you can find an Asus with the performance of a Lenovo for cheaper then I'd say go with that.
Well, I found a same priced ASUS laptop with i5-4200u. I'm hesitant about the built-in Intel hd4600, I think 8650g is superior that hd4600. Problem is, you said that in FF14, intel hd is better. frown.gif
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Really shouldn't call it crossfire actually

Intel will draw less power easily.
Lenovo always seems like a great option for laptop, they seem to be one of the few brands still making sturdy "thick" laptops.
Asus I'd say you'd be paying more for the name than you are the performance, but if you can find an Asus with the performance of a Lenovo for cheaper then I'd say go with that.
I'd honestly say if you can find someone that has a good thing to say about the AMD A10 then go with that, it does seem my experience was quite a fluke.
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Well, I found a same priced ASUS laptop with i5-4200u. I'm hesitant about the built-in Intel hd4600, I think 8650g is superior that hd4600. Problem is, you said that in FF14, intel hd is better. frown.gif
I'll show you a few things:




This was my experience with the CPU/APU
It was working, but it wasn't, but it was/n't
e) I had various programs telling me different temperatures for the CPU
Different programs tell me the APU was or wasn't in crossfire.
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This was my experience with the CPU/APU
It was working, but it wasn't, but it was/n't

It shows that you have dual graphics on yours? 8650g + 8750M right?
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It shows that you have dual graphics on yours? 8650g + 8750M right?
You'll have to find someone else for the total explanation, but to my knowledge those two together are just the CPU.
There is not a physical dedicated GPU within the computer.
e) which still doesn't make sense to me
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You'll have to find someone else for the total explanation, but to my knowledge those two together are just the CPU.
There is not a physical dedicated GPU within the computer.
e) which still doesn't make sense to me
LOL. Maybe just a really bad unit you got there. What laptop did you changed it for?
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LOL. Maybe just a really bad unit you got there. What laptop did you changed it for?
I just said who needs to work outside of the house and just bought a desktop GPU instead.

Honestly I'd try the AMD A10 again If it were the same price as a good i5, and if it wasn't in an Acer, Dell or Toshiba of course.
I bought the Acer laptop based on performance videos on youtube and looking around at the best performance under 600$, but as I said it didn't perform as well as it should have.
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I just said who needs to work outside of the house and just bought a desktop GPU instead.

Honestly I'd try the AMD A10 again If it were the same price as a good i5, and if it wasn't in an Acer, Dell or Toshiba of course.
I bought the Acer laptop based on performance videos on youtube and looking around at the best performance under 600$, but as I said it didn't perform as well as it should have.
Why is shouldn't be from Acer, Dell, or Toshiba? I was originally looking for Toshiba, is it a bad brand?
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Why is shouldn't be from Acer, Dell, or Toshiba? I was originally looking for Toshiba, is it a bad brand?
They are just less reputable.
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Now I have to find a good one from Amazon. My mom keeps on changing her mind.mad.gif Well, I can't buy the one with the A10 processor because it's priced like around $530 on Amazon. The one my mom's offering me is This one. It has an A8 processor and 500GB of HDD only. Well, the only thing that's bothering me is the processor. It's a tad lower than the A10 5750m and the GPU is 8550g. Now, would the difference be noticeable between the two? And is the $100 worth it if I'd pursue the A10-5750m with 1TB model?
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