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I was just wondering what I could upgrade to from my X1400 mobility Radeon X1400. I want to run Age of Conan, and can only run it at about 5-10 FPS (even less in the city.) If you guys have any suggestions to get my FPS up to at least 14-17, that would be greatly appreciated.

Specs,
Processor: Intel(R) Core 2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz (2CPUs)
Memory: 2046 RAM (2gigs)
DirectX: DirectX 10
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Graphics card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256mb

I think what is mainly dragging down my CPU is my graphics card. I have updated all my drivers, and just finished defragging my HD just for the possibility of possible improved performance.
post #2 of 6
Um, well I'm pretty sure your computer is a laptop, which means you're pretty much out of luck upgrade wise.
     
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post #3 of 6
this is were laptops kinds suck u can't upgrade
    
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as with everyone else. a laptop is almost impossible to upgrade.
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DirectX10 on an X1400?
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post #6 of 6
Tough luck mate, your options of updating are locked up like a Athlon's multiplier. I would say get a new laptop if you plan on gaming on it. Better yet spend less money for more and get a desktop that can actually get over 30 FPS.

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