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#1 GoTwins

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 09:07 PM

Okay, so I'm not a huge computer tech guy, but I have a Dell 1550 Laptop, and it's fairly new, with a bunch of ram and whatnot. So my problem is that it came with a INTEGRATED GFX CARD, probably the worst card that a laptop can come with. Anyone know if it's possible to upgrade it somehow...? Someone told me you can't do that with laptops, but my computer barely runs Counter-strike 1.6 and it's really annoying. I want to start playing games like Battlefield 2 and whatnot, and I want to invest in a better card...

Anyway this is possible? Any services that can replace my card...?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:47 PM

99% of cases you can't upgrade integrated graphics in laptops. We had a discussion about it here, where you can find both the troubles with doing so and possible work-arounds.
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#3 GoTwins

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 03:46 PM

Damn, that really sucks, wish I can run BF2 on my comp :thumbsup:

Anyone know if it's possible if I turn my settings down on BF2 if it'll run?

Here's my stats:

Manufacturer:
Dell Inc.
Processor:
Genuine Intel® CPU T2050 @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory:
1014MB RAM
Hard Drive:
94 GB Total
Video Card:
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Monitor:
Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card:
SigmaTel Audio
Speakers/Headphones:
Boss QuietComfort 2
Keyboard:
USB Root Hub
Mouse:
USB Root Hub
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Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.050622-1524)

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:46 PM

Possibly. I think on all low settings and maybe cranked down to 800x600 settings you could play it.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:11 PM

Well heres the thing. I think I'm gonna try to download the demo and try it, but will I be able to run the game first and get to the settings? Cus I remember I installed Half Life 2 once and I couldn't even get to the main screen to even try to lower the settings. So how would I do that then...?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:20 PM

If you set everything to the lowest possible settings to play a game during setup and it won't play, then you're not going to be able to play the game, let alone load it up to make the changes.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:54 PM

Also, I notice a lot of games pre set graphic settings based on your graphics cards ability.
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:11 PM

Um, I'm trying to remember back when I played the BF2 demo. I think you should be able to change the graphic settings.

However, I'm not sure how it works on weaker computers (even I have to lower the graphic settings to get it to run at a constant and smooth rate), but I'm pretty sure it takes some power to run, especially a fair bit of RAM.




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