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Windows 7: Is it possible to make my laptop a gaming laptop?

14 May 2015   #1
thatdoggonegirl

 
Is it possible to make my laptop a gaming laptop?

I just bought a new laptop, it's Toshiba L300. I loved it so much, but then I tried to run Sims 2 in it and it's so slow even though I already lowered all the settings, it's still slow. Now my questions is: Can I increase the specs of my laptop so I can play games in it especially Sims 2 and 4?


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14 May 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Laptops are very difficult to upgrade. If money was no object, you might be able to do something, but practically speaking you are stuck with what you have.

There are "gaming" laptops, but they are quite expensive compared to a desktop. And they are prone to high temperatures and expensive to repair.
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14 May 2015   #3
thatdoggonegirl

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Laptops are very difficult to upgrade. If money was no object, you might be able to do something, but practically speaking you are stuck with what you have.

There are "gaming" laptops, but they are quite expensive compared to a desktop. And they are prone to high temperatures and expensive to repair.
But is there any way to increase the ghz? My laptop's ghz is 1.8. Is it possible to increase it to 2.0?
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14 May 2015   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Not without overclocking it which you won't be able to do as the BIOS will be locked down. Even if you could it would fry your CPU.
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14 May 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Their are people that play games on laptops but their are no gaming laptops.
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15 May 2015   #6
thatdoggonegirl

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Their are people that play games on laptops but their are no gaming laptops.
Yes, I've been playing video games on my dad's laptop. It's a HP laptop, yes, it's not a gaming laptop.
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15 May 2015   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One important purchase to make: a USB or AC - powered, external cooling assembly, preferably the largest possible, either with one giant fan or twin fans. My "Lincoln-Continental class" came with 4 USB ports, and costs me $80.00 from Altex. Borrowing an idea from Real Estate: Cooling. Cooling. Cooling.
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15 May 2015   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You may be able to add more RAM. Depends on what is in it and what the maximum allowed is. Swapping out the hard drive for an SSD could help too. Some aspects of the game may load faster. Don't expect a miracle though. The CPU may be upgradable but its no easy feat to actually do it. It will void any warranty you have left. Forget about upgrading your graphics in a laptop. Your onboard graphics is likely your main restriction as far as game performance goes. If it has dual switchable graphics make sure its using the more powerful GPU for that game.
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17 May 2015   #9
thatdoggonegirl

 

Is it okay to change the Intel to AMD?
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17 May 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, you need to change your motherboard as well when changing CPU brands. It won't be possible in a laptop anyway.
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