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#1 pJ`

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:40 AM

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I bought this computer on black friday for around $260. It's not what I thought it would be. I use it for online gaming such as Runescape and/or WoW. Both run laggy even when it's not in HD. What could I upgrade to make them run smoothly?

RuneScape HD: 512MB RAM, 1.5 GHz CPU, 64-megabyte 3D Graphics card, such as Nvidia® GeForce™ 3



Also were should I buy the new hardware at? And I'm looking to spend about $300

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:05 AM

Well base from the information i got from the HP website, you basically can't upgrade the graphics card since there is no slots of any kind which is a bummer. Also the processor can not be upgraded because it is soldered onto the motherboard. So at this point, there is nothing to upgrade to increase performance.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:18 PM

You may be able to put in more RAM, you already have a 64-bit operating system. One or two Kingston 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 should help, nevertheless, you cannot upgrade the computer much beyond that. That is a very weak processor for anything at 1.3 GHz., for most games, I usually suggest at least one at 2.8 GHz., but with a low powered dual core CPU, you won't get much out of it. Did you also remember to uninstall all of the HP crapware they put on?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:50 PM

I'm afraid you bought a internet browsing computer, not useful for any kind of gaming.

Integrated graphics: Radeon HD 6310 and AMD Fusion E300 (Zacate) Dual Core processor TDP: 18W

Slow Video and Processor. The processor is basically a laptop economy design. The image of the motherboard shows they get by with a small heatsink. No slots for any add on cards.

Normal desktop CPUs would use 60 watts to over 100 watts to get decent performance. I'm guess that even at the Black Friday pricing they didn't lose any money on that model.\

Find a buyer, take a hit, and put that money with the money from your upgrade budget and buy a better computer.

Check here to see if it will be suitable before buying next time to avoid this type of problem.

Don't forget to do a system recovery before selling.

Good Luck

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 06:11 AM

Thanks. I ended up returning it today and got a Dell :). 3.2ghz with 4gb of ram. Runs perfectly.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:36 AM

What model did you get?

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:43 AM

That HP is actually a decent computer for browsing the Internet, word processing and things that do not need a lot of processing power and fancy graphics. I say that as it will not have much of a impact on the electric bill Vs a more powerful computer. Hook it up to a HDTV with wireless Keyboard and Mouse and you have a usable entertainment PC for streaming video that won't heat up the room, nor use a lot of power and will be quiet.

For gaming forget about it. for the majority of computer users out there it is fine and could easily be faster than what they are using. Many people are switching to laptops. I suspect one reason is to lower the electric bill if they are on the computer a lot.

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I have one basic question, Is it doing everything you need or want? if they say yes, I say why bother, It isn't broke.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

What model did you get?

Inspiron 560.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 09:21 AM

Now that is a nice Dell model and it could easily upgraded.

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