What upgrades should I do to my HP computer to play Crysis Warhead or GTA IV?

by on August 11, 2009

Q: I just recently got a new computer (HP F761US) and would like to try to play games with it.

Since I have a PCI Express x16 slot on my motherboard, could I upgrade to a ATI/AMD Radeon 3800?

What else would I have to upgrade to run Crysis Warhead or GTA IV?


8 Responses to “What upgrades should I do to my HP computer to play Crysis Warhead or GTA IV?”
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    The HP F761US appears to be a laptop PC. If this is the case you won’t be able to upgrade the video card at all.

     
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    i should be able to put a new video card in it, it uses a PCI Express x16 slot

     
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    Are you sure HP F761US is the correct model number then? Can you find it on the HP website and submit a link to it because all our research shows that the HP F761US is a notebook and not a desktop.

     
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    yes it is a notebook, but you should still be able to upgrade the graphics card. its not like its permanently attached in there

     
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    Actually it probably is permanently attached/embedded in the motherboard. There are very few laptops on the market that allow for a video card upgrade. If you’d like some more detail on this you can real this article: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Upgrade-Replace-a-Notebook-Video-Card.3236.0.html

     
  6.  

    well could i atleast play americas army 3? i checked the specs and its fine , just need more RAM

     
  7.  

    Since America’s Army 3 is a free game, I suggest you download it and try it out.

     
  8.  

    i have already downloaded it and tried it but its laggy. i am running vista with 1gb of ram, and i am trying to move for 2gb soon

    specs are: 1.9GHz AMD 64 Athlon X2
    1GB RAM
    Vista Home Premium
    Nvidia Geforce 7100M