Hey guys, first post here, but I'm in need of some good, helpful advice. I own a Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5007. Its an AMD Athlon II Dual-Core M300, 3gig RAM, AMD M860G with ATI Mobility Radeon 4100. Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The total available graphics memory is 1406 MB(256 dedicated, 1150 shared) thanks to the way its set up for dynamic video memory. 1366x768 laptop monitor. I do a pretty good job of keeping software and drivers up to date. I've been getting back into PC gaming, after a long stint away(I have been a console gamer for a while). This laptop I've described, can handle most games(recently: Crysis--surprisingly enough, it ran fine for the most part; Batman: Arkham Asylum; Dark Void; Assassin's Creed II), though it takes a bit of tweaking and often the poorest, or near-poorest, graphics settings(and I STILL get a bit of lag, only in the videos in some games though).
Well, my main question is, will simply getting a better graphics card help these situations? If so, I'm really liking the nVidia GeForce GTS 250 1GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card(I found one for $100 US). Will this be good enough, alongside my system(not really able to afford any additional upgrades at the moment), to play games on the Best(Ultra High, or whatever else it may be called), or at the very least near-Best? If not, what are some suggestions(even if it includes further money being spent, I'll at least hear it out)? Thanks a lot in advance, guys. I just want to get the most out of my system for the best price.
Edited by DigThatFunk, 15 June 2010 - 02:01 AM.