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Looking to upgrade my video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mayo862004, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. mayo862004

    mayo862004 Thread Starter

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    Hi there...
    I recently bought a Gateway NV5332u laptop from best buy and as I have been an avid gamer for most of my life I would love to improve my performance. For the time being my system has Windows 7 64-bit home, an AMD Athlon II x2(2.0ghz) M300, 3 gb ddr 2 RAM (will be upgrading to 4 gb in a week or so), a 320 gb hard drive, and an AMD 880g with Radeon HD4200 graphics processor with 256 mb dedicated video. I know my video does pull from system memory for excess. I was just wondering if there are any reasonably cheap video cards (150 to 200$) that would help improve my performance.

    Thank you very much.
    Kyle
     
  2. dustyjay

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    Are you sure the graphics card is not intergrated. In otherwords Most laptops do not have upgradable Graphics cards, and usually those that do, you would have to buy the Graphics card from the system manufacturer. And looking at the Gateway web site it appears that you may not be able to upgrade your video, but you can install more ram and share more System ram with your video card.
     
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    Actually from what I have read my board supports hybrid xfire with the ATI mobility series 3000 cards. Would this dramatically increase my performance?
     
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