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How to ptimize my laptop for better gaming experience

by AbiUub / January 10, 2013 5:24 AM PST

I have an Asus u47a with an integrated graphics card 3000. I know that's terrible but I'm wondering if there is a way to optimize my laptop for a better gaming experience. Ive tried playing Blaklight Retribution and its not terrible but i wish it could be better. Also I've played Planetside 2 ..kinda of.. Is there any way my asus could play games? :/
My specs are:
Intel Processor i7 2640M CPU @ 2.80GHz
4 Processors
8 Gb of RAM
64 bit
5400 RPM

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In the game requirements I read
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 5:36 AM PST

"256MB DX9 GPU (Geforce 8xxx or Radeon HD2xxx)"

I see your laptop doesn't have such and can't be changed. You'll want to consider if you can return this laptop before you are upset about buying it.
Bob

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:/
by AbiUub / January 10, 2013 6:42 AM PST

Aww man. I was afraid of that answer.Thanks though I'll look into that.

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I see an i7. Nice but did you read this?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2013 6:50 AM PST
In reply to: :/

"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

What this means is you can shop for a lower priced i5 laptop but one that has a nice GPU!
Bob

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