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Should I Upgrade?

By lilbrack5
Feb 18, 2008
  1. I play World of Warcraft on a Toshiba Satellite p35 S609 notebook. It comes stock with 512mb of memory, and an ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP. I have increased the memory to 1gb, But I plan on increasing it to like 1 and 1/2 gb soon to increase my gaming performance. Does my video card need upgraded? And if so... what video cards are compatible with my notebook, I can't seem to figure this one out. Any help will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. lilbrack5

    lilbrack5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Responses??
     
  3. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    New computer time man. But yes more RAM would help.
     
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    More RAM would help especially considering the fact that your VPU is integrated and sharing memory with your RAM. However, because your VPU is integrated (it usually is on laptops), and you haven't got an expansion slot that supports a new VPU (you usually won't with a laptop), you won't be able to upgrade it.

    To learn more about your laptop click here.
     
  5. lilbrack5

    lilbrack5 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Getting a new computer is currently not an option. However, I plan on adding the ram. Is the video card fine for just playing WoW?
     
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,268   +92

    I'd expect the VPU to handle WoW fine. Not like you have much of an option anyway if you can't buy a new PC ;).
     
  7. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    WoW should run fine.
     
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