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Can I upgrade my laptop?

By lastoria
Oct 25, 2008
  1. Can i upgrade my laptop(Toshiba Satellite P100) graphic card.
    Because im a gamer and i want to play Team fortress 2.
    And i dont really know if i can upgrade my laptop
    plz help me! D:
     
  2. gguerra

    gguerra TS Maniac Posts: 317

    No. Video is integrated to the motherboard and unless you replace that you cannot change video. If it was a desktop you would probably be able to disable on board video and install your own video card but not with a laptop.
     
  3. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    In most cases, laptops are fully integrated. That means there are not separate cards for video, audio, network, ... It's one of the sacrifices you make for the sake of potability.

    If you really are a gamer, you should have a desktop computer, not a laptop. And it should be a customer desktop too! Gaming is high performance computing and laptops are not designed for that purpose. Laptops are for portability.

    Buy a customer desktop gaming computer.

    Best,
    -- Andy
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 Mobile Dual Core Processor
    2GB PC2-5400 DDR2 Memory
    160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
    8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
    17" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD Display and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900GTX 512MB Graphics"...


    Not bad specs for a laptop. If you can't play Team fortress 2 now, I'm afraid there's nothing more you can do to upgrade
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    about the only thing to upgrade is the HD to a 7200 rpm drive. Wouldn't really make much of a difference in gaming.
     
  6. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Where did you get those specs Tmagic650? There are several models of the P100 and they dont all have a 7900gtx GPU.

    lastoria: There is more to the model # beyond the P100, can you list it all? The main upgrade to laptops is to add more memory for perfomance especially if you may be running Vista and have less than 2GB RAM.
     
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