How can I upgrade my current laptop for gaming?
I have a toshiba satellite L655 laptop. It's good enough for my college courses, but now I want a good gaming laptop. The problem is that I don't have the money to go buy a new one. I need to keep a fairy low budget, absolute maximum of 400$. What sort of video card should I get (for games like diablo 3, SWTOR, and eventually guild wars 2)? Should i upgrade my processor? I don't know what one I have, the sticker says intel premium. Please keep in mind my budget. I need to know what parts I should look at getting, maybe how to install them, and even just basic info about how to research things like that. I looked it up but I have no idea what all the numbers mean so if that could be explained I would appreciate it. Also any forums I should check out, that would be useful information as well
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
You cant actually update the Graphics card so i think you have to buy a new one
- Anonymous9 years ago
- Wasti PikazaLv 49 years ago
Cant, but you can see what you can run on system requirements lab website (you may be pleasantly surprised)
- 9 years ago
i have a m11x r1 and it is great for current gen games. I can play mw3 on high with no lag. Unfortunately i do not know much about your laptop but i can tell you that you wont be able to upgrade it. Laptops are next to impossible to add a new video card to. At the end of the day it will actually be cheaper to buy a new computer with a good graphics card. I recommend going on ebay and trying to find a laptop with a nvidia or amd video card, 4+ gigs of ram, and a decent processor.Source(s): PC Gamer(literally, not the magazine) : )
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- JackLv 49 years ago
The only things you can really do is add more RAM and buy an external GPU. However, those external GPUs are not cheap.
- Ron MLv 79 years ago
When are you laptop owners going to get this. 95% of the laptops built can't be upgraded for gaming. Gaming requires a bf fast powerful video card. The video card in a laptop is imbedded and therefor can't be change or upgraded.
Laptops were and are built for portability and convenience, not for gaming.
- AndyLv 79 years ago
You can't. Laptops aren't easily (usually nearly impossible actually) upgradeable.