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Windows 7: Gaming Laptop upgrade

11 May 2011   #1
mrsour

win7 linex mint 10
 
 
Gaming Laptop upgrade

I curently have a hp Dv7 computer with a 5400 rpm drive in it and when im playing gtaiv the game is SO slow that you can't play it.

I've checked my processor(three core 2.6) and ram (4gb) while the game is playing neither are maxed out or close to maxing out i have all the options on my computer
graphics card (mobility radeon hd 4250 and 5470) to preformance so i figered it was the hard drive so would upgradeing to a SSD solve my problems of lagging and studdering?

also would an SSD improve windows boot time?


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11 May 2011   #2
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Your mobility graphics card is most properly causing your lagg issues
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11 May 2011   #3
mrsour

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

i will look into that thank you
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11 May 2011   #4
mrsour

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

would overclocking solve the graphics card problem?
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11 May 2011   #5
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrsour View Post
would overclocking solve the graphics card problem?
Some games hate overclocks so I doubt it will help. Also, I doubt you would be able to OC your onboard chip but I could be wrong.
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11 May 2011   #6
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

I know you can overclock some on board chips, specifically nvidia, but i wouldn't..ever.
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11 May 2011   #7
mrsour

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

i tried the over clock and astalavista was right most of my game wouldn't load due to invalid configerations

i think i'll upgrade to the SSD so i can get the faster read write speed because after runing a benchmark program i saw that the harddrive was really slowing down the system.

does anyone know of a program that can backup multipul operating systems or i am going to have to back each one up sepretly

my laptop has two harddrive bays (one is empty so ill put the SSD in that one) is there a way to transfer all the operating systems on one over to the other?
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11 May 2011   #8
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

You can use Acronis Home to make an image of your old drive and then just start with the new SSD.

Backup software for data backup and disaster recovery in Windows and Linux - Acronis

It may not be what you want or are expecting but you really don't have that many options when it comes to a Laptop and Gaming. Good Luck
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11 May 2011   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

Not intending to rain on your parade, a SSD may smooth things out a little in GTA IV for you and will make your whole laptop feel snappier - but I wouldn't expect miracles.

Still a worthwhile upgrade for non-gaming performance however.
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12 May 2011   #10
mrsour

win7 linex mint 10
 
 

thank you for all of your replys

side note: i only use this laptop for medium-light gameing when my desktop isnt avilable so the best preformance i can get out of it is what im going for, not exally expecting a speed deamon runing at 200 fps just a nice casual game computer.
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