Topic Title: I need help. I'm replacing graphic card.
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 11/27/2012 10:17 AM
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Mekhayel
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Hey guys. I kinda new to this forum and i don't know anything about graphic cards. I want to replace my graphic card because i think it is the reason why all the new games are runing slow. My current graphic card is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 which as i think its one of the oldest. But my laptop is vaio VPCEC4S0E which have I5 processor, 6GB rams(the most basic stuff). I'm planing to buy the newest version of graphic card that can fit inside my laptop. I'm not sure that it is a good idea to open it as i'm not experinced enough. So can someone suggest me the best graphic card that i can have? Is it a good idea to upgrade my graphic card to ATI Radeon HD 5970?? Will that fit into my laptop? Is it a good idea as well to install 8GB rams? (my maxmimum input of rams is 8Gb).

Guys i really really need your asnwers. Help me.

 11/27/2012 10:19 AM
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Mekhayel
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And sorry for the gramatical mistakes. I'm so shaking and worried

 11/27/2012 10:28 AM
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Unfortunately laptop graphics cards are not replaceable.



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 11/27/2012 11:58 AM
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Mekhayel
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So will installing 8gb rams change anything? or games will still run slow?

 11/27/2012 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by: Mekhayel So will installing 8gb rams change anything? or games will still run slow?

 

Maybe, definitely more helped a lot, when replaced 4gb to 8gb. More virtual memory got the video card. (same graphics card i have -> hd5470)

 11/27/2012 04:35 PM
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Games are still going to run slow, the HD 5470 just doesn't have the power. The best thing you can do for speed, barring upgrading to a new laptop built for gaming, is to put in an SSD. 2GB additional RAM isn't going to affect anything.

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