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Windows 7: A good graphic card for minecraft and gaming

13 Aug 2012   #1
EpicT

windows 7 home premium 32bit.
 
 
A good graphic card for minecraft and gaming

hello, i have a windows 7 laptop, HP Probook 4520s intel core i3 home premium computer,
and i am searching for a new graphic card that will help me to run minecraft better.
heres some details about my computer:
it's a 32-bit, 3gb RAM, intel(R) core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz.


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13 Aug 2012   #2
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Well... Minecraft and some other games need quite alot of RAM; 3GB... Well; you make render-distance "Normal" or "Short" on FPS around 20; Right?
Minecraft can get really resource using; especially when modded or using HD texturepacks.
Enough of FPS talk!
Now, the world of GPU's is big! Lots of cards to choose between. Before I'll start suggesting any card; what's the price-range you're in?
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13 Aug 2012   #3
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Your laptop will be limited to its integrated graphics. Adding a dedicated, physical graphic card will not be possible.

It would only be possible with a desktop, but may also need other upgrades as well, such as a PSU, depending what you are working with.
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13 Aug 2012   #4
DanRex

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Your laptop will be limited to its integrated graphics. Adding a dedicated, physical graphic card will not be possible.

It would only be possible with a desktop, but may also need other upgrades as well, such as a PSU, depending what you are working with.
Oh, didn't see that it's a laptop... Well, it is possible; but you'll have to be REALLY sure about what you're doing; since you might brake your laptop in the process...
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

There are External GPU's if you are willing to spend other then purchasing a laptop with a dedicated GPU
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13 Aug 2012   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EpicT View Post
hello, i have a windows 7 laptop, HP Probook 4520s intel core i3 home premium computer,
and i am searching for a new graphic card that will help me to run minecraft better.
heres some details about my computer:
it's a 32-bit, 3gb RAM, intel(R) core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz.
Most notebooks don't have onboard graphics that can be easily upgraded. Yours appears to not be one of the rare exceptions.

The only practical way to upgrade is to replace the notebook.

Sorry.
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13 Aug 2012   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
There are External GPU's if you are willing to spend other then purchasing a laptop with a dedicated GPU
There are external display adapters, but they don't seem to be aimed at 3D gaming. The ones I see at www.newegg.com use the USB 2 interface - hardly equivalent to a PCI-E X16 slot.
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13 Aug 2012   #8
TechGrinder

Windows 8 Professional 64 bit (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit as a Virtual Machine).
 
 

I do not think you can add a graphics cards to a laptop easily. Anyway, Mine-craft uses a lot of RAM (Not so much Graphics). So, If you have that (Good RAM), its good enough. If you want to make the performance of Mine-craft better, you can change some options by pressing Escape while in play, Going to video setting and changing;

1. Graphics - Fast
2. Smooth lighting - OFF
3. Particles - Decreased / Minimal
4. Render Distance - Normal / Short / Tiny
5. Performance - Max FPS

and stuff like that. After you do everything, it should look like this...


P.S. I use Mine-craft 1.3.1
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