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  1. Paulyo90

    Paulyo90 Thread Starter

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    Ok, so i've got a laptop in my room and i just got guild wars. Ive been playing it on that laptop but the video card is really really bad. Is their anyway to upgrade the motherboard on a notebook? The only desktop we have is far worse than the notebook in my room. The notebook is a Winbook J1 and runs on XP.

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    Paul
     
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    Upgrade the desktop=much cheaper.
     
  3. Paulyo90

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    wait.... seriously?
    Ok well it runs on a PENTIUM 2. so uhm..... how much do motherboards run for usually. Does the desktop manufacturer matter? PLEASE EXPLAIN! And, are you able to upgrade JUST the motherboard on a desktop. (say go from pentium 2 to pentium 4?) without having to upgrade anything else?
     
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    You can upgrade but that is a very old desktop so you may want to check out a better vid card for the laptop first.
     
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    thus bringing me to the question.... I have been told you are not able to upgrade video cards in notebooks. If knows anything to the contrary, please tell me and explain.
     
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    You cannot upgrade the video on that laptop and even if you could, its a bit too slow for gaming.

    The minimum specifications for guild Wars (according to Google) is:

    Windows® XP/2000/ME/98
    Intel Pentium® III 800 Mhz or equivalent
    256 MB RAM
    CD-ROM Drive
    2 GB Available HDD Space
    ATI Radeon 8500 or GeForce 3 or 4 MX Series Video Card with 32MB of VRAM
    16-bit Sound Card
    Internet connection
    Keyboard and mouse

    While the laptop might just scrape in CPU wise it will fail in the video area.
    Bear in mind that the minimum specifications would result in an unsatisfactory gaming experience in most cases.
     
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