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  1. Budgie123

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    What is the cheapest I can get away with if I wanna upgrade a crappy laptop to be able to meet these requirements. And where can I get these parts
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.
    • CPU: 2.5 GHz Intel or equivalent AMD quad-core processor.
    • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560, AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card or better (min. 2GB VRAM, DirectX 11 support)
    • RAM: 4GB.
    • Space Required: 20GB.
    • Soundcard.
    • DVD-ROM Drive.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    First, you would need to find a motherboard that will fit in this "crappy laptop" then start looking for parts compatible with that motherboard. Note that many "el-cheapo" laptops have a non-upgradeable, soldered in CPU with a non-upgradable internal GPU.
     
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    If you want to continue in using a laptop, then I would invest the money in a better rated one!
     
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    I agree with the previous 2 posts.

    You can't put a laptop together the same way as a desktop. Use the money to buy a complete laptop with the specification you need. You can get some good deals on used laptops on Ebay if you don't want to buy a brand new one.

    Out of curiosity what make and model is the 'crappy laptop' ?
     
  5. Budgie123

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    Well I really don't care I'm not even a big gamer I just want to play farming simulator 2019 and store movies and music. So I just want stray can do that
     
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    I just want one that can do that *** correction
     
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    We need to know what laptop it is, make and full model name, then we can tell you if it can be upgraded or not.
     
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    Dell latitude 3330 Intel 1007u ,4GB RAM 250 GB HDD Win 7.
     
  9. texasbullet

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    The only thing you can upgrade your laptop is no more than 8 GB of RAM and an SSD. There are no other parts you can add into it.

    You can find details here.
     
  10. Budgie123

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    Ok so I'd probably be better off just getting one that already meets those spects ??
     
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    Yes
    For the amount of money you will spend on upgrading, for a few extra dollars more you can buy a refurbished one which meets your needs.
     
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    Have you tried the Farming Simulator 2019 on the laptop yet ? It might be good enough to run it already.
     
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    No I haven't I don't even have the laptop yet. Do u have any suggestions on which brand and all that I shud get
     
  14. SpywareDr

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    What's the budget?
     
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    Well Mby like 300 350 But would I be better off trying with a desktop instead
     
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