HP - Compaq Pavilion dv6700t Series Laptop/Notebook what i need for better gaming?

By magiczebra
Dec 28, 2010
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  1. Okay so I'm not technologically savvy but I'm guessing to make most of the games that I download to actually run, I need a better graphics card?

    Whenever I play games with decent to good graphics, my system just won't function right. They lag until my computer freezes and stuff. So I just wanna know what I can do to actually play games.

    Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
    Model: HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC
    Rating: 3.5
    Processor: Intel (R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz 1.67GHz
    Memory RAM: 2.00 GB
    System Type: 32-bit operating system
    Windows Vista Home Premium

    I'm not sure what other info I would need to show you guys
    I'm willing to spend around 150 or less dollars on stuff I would need to make this computer run better for games

    oh my power supply:
    Its a replacement AC adapter
    Input: AC100-240V 1.2A 50/60Hz
    Output: 18.5V 3.5A

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Up the system memory to 4GB and upgrade Vista 32-bit to Windows 7 64-bit
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,424   +142

    Not much more you can do, since laptops in general intrinsically fail at gaming.
  4. magiczebra

    magiczebra TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cool so how do I get the 4gb thing, is that a video card? How do I know which ones work for my computer, how much do they cost, where can I get them?

    and if I go from Vista to Windows 7, does that delete everything on my computer? Do I need to put all my music on an external hard drive?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    You will need two laptop memory modules, 2GB DDR2 667 SODIMM memory modules for around $80 for both. Windows 7 pro 64-bit is around $150, Yes it's better to install Windows 7 fresh. Back up your music

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