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Is a Acer gpu -Intel HD4k to gaming gpu (int or ext) poss?

Is it Poss to upgrade an Acer Aspire E1-571 i5-3230m 2.6Ghz(3.2Ghz), running on 1x4gb ddr3 ram(will double), with intel HD4000 gpu was good for photo/video, but struggles with newer games like X- series(3-reunion,4-rebirth),'EliteD' no chance, but some lesser games seem to still cook this set up, or is time for a new machine,most :(, benchmarks say gpu main prob, so thought an external (off the self gpu might work?) thanks in advance. pikieone

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So far, no Intel graphics solution has been a gamer.

In reply to: Is a Acer gpu -Intel HD4k to gaming gpu (int or ext) poss?

Nothing new to add to years of gamers complaining about Intel graphics.

-> I'm left to guess what your question was here. Can you clarify?

Also, no to external graphics cards. Unless your machine was made to support such, same answer as before. Nope.

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gpu upgrade possible?

In reply to: So far, no Intel graphics solution has been a gamer.

Barring, buying a(expensive) new toy, trying to turn this one into a plausible games machine(middling cost), ram cheapest(can double to 8Gb), as when checking/trying games the i5 seems! to be ok, till it gets busy on screen, with the high demand, the HD4000 seems to be the weak link on the benchmark sites with snooper/testing progs and heat! BUT from what I have read online(ref Jimmy Greystone) on CNET, and lack of info ingeneral, it doesnot seem possible or worth it, I still have over 500Gb free space left on the hard drive, so am at a 'NOR' box!, sorry old style, (mobile computers where 'towers on casters' 80-90's), Hope this clarifies, can supply more tech(Steam, Windows, Intel) info I think if req'd, thanks the 'waffling' pikie one!

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You would be the first to do this.

In reply to: gpu upgrade possible?

Please report back if you accomplish a GPU upgrade. So far, no one has done this yet folk keep asking.

As to RAM, great idea. Also, the HDD could be a source of delays. Get some SSD and you've pushed this up as far as it can go.

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gpu upgrade - hdd reply

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I thought poss too, speed of access, it could be the as RAM used to be many moons ago,( ye olde IBM, CBM, 286, 386 etc machines!)TO MUCH/TO SLOW to search and the cpu got lost looking and wasting time, so, came the dedicated cards, thats why I wondered if an external unit was possible via usb or ethernet link!?, but am on a shirt button budget, so trying to do as little as poss, but with no modern day tech now-how, just old style tower memories(DANGER!), thanks for confirming thread of thought, pikie

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gpu upgrade pt2

In reply to: So far, no Intel graphics solution has been a gamer.

yes, I agree my opening statement was a bit vague, and thank you for swift reply, but I'm searched-out, but if you don't ask...pikie

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