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Upgrade my laptop to run Cities Skylines well


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#1 Jameswood666

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 01:46 PM

Hi guys.

 

Last year I bought a HP laptop with Intel Core I7 processor and 8GB of ram, mainly for uni work. Now I want to play Cities Skylines on it as well but realise my Intel HD 520 Graphics card is not up to the job really, especially as it struggles with the likes of minecraft.

 

Any advice on how to upgrade my laptop and if I'll need to improve areas other than the graphics card?

 

Also, the cheaper the better being a uni student! 

 

Thanks in advance.



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#2 JoelMiles925

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

You can't upgrade a laptop GPU, they're soldered to the CPU. You'd have to get a new computer - I guess in theory you could add 8 gigs of RAM presuming you can actually upgrade the RAM in that laptop.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

JoelMiles925 thanks for telling me, I suppose that's my punishment for going budget haha



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

Hey, laptops unfortunately aren't usually meant for gaming :P Next time you get a computer, get a desktop. They're much easier to upgrade.






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