Addon Video Card?

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  • Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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  • Well I just got back from a trip to China and the electronics there are dirt cheap. Some nice friends of mine decided to endow me with a new laptop to replace the ancient IBM R50 I have been using for the past 7 years, but sadly said friends know very little about computers...

    The computer I received has a decent dual core processor and an upgraded 3GB of RAM, no complaints there. Its small, light as a feather and has a great keyboard, again no complaints. Its got all the safety specs that comes with the thinkpad series, but the only thing which makes it a piece of junk to a gamer like me is the integrated graphics card...

    My older computer is about seven years old, and this one is only 3, one would think that the new one would run some basic 3d fps games a little faster, but that is sadly not the case. Games that ran smoothly on my old computer were choppy and gay on my new one, and when I looked for a solution, I seemed to find only a sad reality, you cant really upgrade integrated graphics...

    I really don't think its the CPU or motherboards inability to handle a full sized graphics card, its just that its become cheaper recently to just slap a really crappy card onto the motherboard. I think if some genius out there would make a PCI splitter, the problem would be solved. I split the PCI cable used for the internet adapter, slap on another video card, the system recognizes the VGA, install a few drivers and we are good to go, right?

    If anyone knows another way to increase graphics performance on a computer with integrated graphics, please feel free to speak up...

    3 comments:

    1. taylor said...
    2. Yo, gay is not a synonym for bad. Just putting that out there.

    3. ebm93 said...
    4. I have no idea of what to do but I hope you solve this soon.

    5. blorriepoes said...
    6. lol who cares taylor. just improve more will do!

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