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Laptop Gaming Upgrades

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#1 Manutd930


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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:34 PM

Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo T520 with the following specs:

Intel i7-2720QM (2.2Ghz Quad Core)

4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM

NVIDIA 4200M 1GB Discrete Graphics

500GB HD

I am awaiting the release of Diablo 3 and am slightly worried about my laptop's gaming performance. First off I have an extra DIMM slot so I was thinking about adding additional RAM if needed, I ran Crucial scan and it says I can run RAM speeds 1600Mhz, read around and places have said the max for this model is 1333Mhz so I could used that cleared up. Also, I am worried mainly about my GPU performance, I know the 4200M is a business model GPU and may have hard time with the application, is there anyway to upgrade the GPU in this model or is it part of the motherboard? Or do I even need an upgrade, Diablo 3 suggest GeForce GTX 260 GPU as the base model. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2012 - 12:55 PM.
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#2 killerx525


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:03 AM

It is possible to upgrade the graphics card but finding a compatible graphics card will be difficult as Lenovo themselves doesn't give any graphics card option when you customize the laptop.

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png

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