Powerful computer?

By Hanan9
Oct 5, 2009
  1. I have a Compaq Presario CQ-50 with pretty good specs, running Windows 7
    AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60 1.90 GHz, 3gb (2.75 usable) RAM, 32 bit OS
    My Display adapter is the NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G.

    My other computer is running XP but has an Intel Core 2 CPU 6300 at 1.86 GHZ, 1.87 GHZ 2 Gigs of Ram and with an Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT.

    With this second computer, games such as Rainbnowsix Vegas 2 run perfectly fine, however with the Compaq Presario it runs rather slowly, any suggestions as to why?
  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    The Compaq runs the game more slowly because it has a much worse video card. A 7600 GT is much better than an integrated 8200M, despite 8200 being the higher number. If you post a budget, we can recommend a faster video card for your computer so that you can run the game better.
  3. Hanan9

    Hanan9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I don't have a budget per say, but something around the same as the 7600 GT would be fine. Is it possible to upgrade the video card? I spoke to somebody at HP and they said its not do-able because its integrated, but I'll take it with a grain of salt, since maybe they don't want me to buy something that they won't make money off.
  4. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    Oh, I just realized hat your computer is a laptop. So no, you can not upgrade the video cad.
  5. Hanan9

    Hanan9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bah. Thanks anyway.
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