What Capture Card Can I Get For A Low End PC Laptop? (Ps4 Gaming)?

1) I have a low end hp pavillion convertible laptop with 4GB of RAM, 2.3ghtz and 4CPUs. 

So does this mean I have to get a "not so good" capture card so that my laptop can handle it and wont lag?

2) If my laptop isn't strong enough is it better to get a self recording capture card that doesn't need a pc to operate? Or are self recording ones bad?

3) I heard that some capture cards split recordings after a certain time? Will this ruin the video as a whole?

4) I am not much of a gamer so I don't want to invest heaps of money into this so I am on a budget. I want to video a blind playthrough for YouTube. Since I am on a budget, what kind of capture cards are good quality for an affordable price?


I meant CPU 4415U if the "4CPU" confused anyone

2 Answers

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    You have a year 2017 system, Intel Pentium 4415U CPU with 2 cores and 4 threads with a Passmark test score of 2092


    It is approximately equivalent to Intel Core i3-3210 desktop cpu from 7 years ago.

    The 4GB ram gets mostly used by Windows and the graphics processor of the CPU, which is a low end graphics processor.

    Roxio's capture at $80 is considered cheap. You do also need cables appropriate to ps4 It is an old design unit from about 7 years ago. 


    read comments and Q+A here:


    Minimum System Requirements:

    Microsoft Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista™ SP2, XP (SP3 for 32 bit & SP2 for 64 bit) 

    Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon x2 64 2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM

    Dual Core 2.3 GHz above is recommended for 1080 30p/60i recording

    These were very old slow cpus. You meet what it needs.

    DirectX® 9.0c compatible graphics card or higher, sound card

    2GB free hard drive space for installation. 10+ GB free recommended for video recording

    Windows Media Player 11 or higher

    You may be able to work with VLC Player, but may need to find the old WMP 11

    Internet explorer 7 or higher

    Internet connection required for capture, live streaming, registration, product updates and tutorials. Any Internet charges are the user's responsibility

    Internet upload speed for Live Streaming: 1.5 Mbps. 2.5 Mbps above is recommended

    Theoretically, it works. Don't blame me if it has issues or it's slow.

    You are working with a very weak laptop by today's standards.

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  • 2 months ago

    Never have I ever seen a laptop motherboard with 4 CPUs.

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