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Need opinion on current laptop specs and suggestion for new video card

By lyricalkilll
Nov 9, 2009
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  1. I have an hp dv6t-1359 specs are

    Windows 7 Home Premium

    System
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    Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
    Model HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
    Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
    System type 64-bit operating system
    Number of processor cores 2

    Storage
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    Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
    Disk partition (C:) 198 GB Free (285 GB Total)
    Disk partition (D:) 2 GB Free (13 GB Total)
    Media drive (E:) CD/DVD

    Graphics
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    Display adapter type Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Total available graphics memory 1695 MB
    Dedicated graphics memory 64 MB
    Dedicated system memory 0 MB
    Shared system memory 1631 MB
    Display adapter driver version 8.15.10.1872
    Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
    DirectX version DirectX 10

    Network
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    Network Adapter Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN
    Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Network Adapter Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    You can't upgrade the graphics card in a laptop. What programs cause it to crash?
     
  3. lyricalkilll

    lyricalkilll TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant change it at all an its crashed before while iw as downloadin on vuze an once while playing world of warcraft
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Yes it is possible to upgrade the graphics card in some HP laptops, but I suspect that is not the problem... I wouldn't do the upgrade until I have the system running well.
    You have an unusual machine as a 64 bit laptop.
    I would not mess with it much until you work out things with HP Tech Support under warranty. Get it right, or ship it back to the nearest HP station for an evaluation.
    HP has enough trouble with their desktop 64 bit machines. Perhaps they have not perfected the system on the laptop.
    But I would not mess with the system outside HP support during the warranty period.
     
  5. lyricalkilll

    lyricalkilll TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so ray you think the specs are good the way they are for gaming an regular use
     
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