#1
so my laptop sucks for playing games, and i would really much enjoy being able to put a better graphics card in there. only probly is that everybody keeps saying A) its impossible to do and B) that i'd have to crack the case, voiding my warranty on it

so is there any way at all to be able to get better graphics on my lappy without destroying it, buying a new one, or spending zillions of dollars?
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#2
I assume you mean that you have integrated graphics. If the problem is that you cannot even run games that need better graphics, then do this.

Go to control panel > hardware and sound > device manager, and expand 'display adapters'. Tell me what model the chipset is, and I might have a passable solution to it.
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#3
You could overclock your GPU [graphic processing unit] but it's dangerous, they get hot easily. Umm...The only thing you can do is when you're playing games is to lower the quality to the lowest setting possible to avoid lag.
But getting better graphics there isn't much except replacing your Graphics Card.
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#4
Chances are its an integrated chipset and if it is then you're screwed. Integrated means the video card is built into the motherboard. So theres no extra room in your laptop to stick a giant beast of a Graphics Card. You'd have to buy a whole new motherboard with a really nice (but still sub-par) integrated GPU. The price of a new mobo for a laptop is high. Plus the additional parts you would need to buy to make sure everything was still compatible you're basically a few hundred dollars short of a desktop that has all the room in the world for expansion. So integrated GPU = Owned.
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#5
^which is why everyone is saying it's impossible to do. You're either gonna have to lower the graphics quality or get a new laptop, sorry.
#6
ive already lowered allt he graphics on my games, and they still play like poopoo, but my chipset thingy says: NVIDIA MCP67M

i know my laptop wasnt made for gaming, but when you got 2 hours in between classes, you get bored easily...i just dont want to do anything that will completely jack up my laptop though.
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#7
Yea theres not really anything you can do with that besides lower the settings on the game and on the Nvidia control panel if you have that. Right click the desktop and it should be an option if you do.
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#8
64mb? Bloody hell.

Can't help you man, sorry.
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well. this is the pit, so. barrel roll.
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#10
There is no technology out on the market right now that efficiently upgrades laptop graphics, so you're pretty much stuck with whatever you got. If you want to play today's games, you need to buy a high end laptop such as MacBook Pro or XPS, which come with 9600 and 8600 respectively.

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There is no technology out on the market right now that efficiently upgrades laptop graphics, so you're pretty much stuck with whatever you got. If you want to play today's games, you need to buy a high end laptop such as MacBook Pro or XPS, which come with 9600 and 8600 respectively.


Ugh, you're a Mac boy?

And to think I really respected you...
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Ugh, you're a Mac boy?

And to think I really respected you...

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I'm not a Mac fanboy. I do think MacBook Pro's are the best laptops on the market, but I like custom built computers for desktops.

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