What can I do about my upgraded video card not getting the performance I expected?

by on December 3, 2012

Q: I know very little about computer hardware, I’m more of a software guy; so I’ve run into a bit of a problem trying to purchase a graphics card for my ASUS laptop.

I don’t even know if its possible to replace by hand. I was looking at this card: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/PNY+-+GeForce+GT+630+2GB+DDR3+PCI+Express+2.0+Graphics+Card/5594282.p?id=1218668292998&skuId=5594282&st=Laptop%20graphics%20cards&cp=1&lp=5#tab=specifications

For this laptop: http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/U46E/ (I’ve had it for just over a year)

I was told when I purchased it from Best Buy, that it had the processing speed and ram to run most any game I wanted to (since I use my laptop for games, my desktop for work). But the reality was quite lackluster, it lagged even on the lowest settings of Skyrim, MW2 and l4d2.

Any reply is appreciated,

One Response to “What can I do about my upgraded video card not getting the performance I expected?”
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    Sorry, you cannot upgrade your laptop’s video card. It uses small integrated components and doesn’t have a space for a few video card, nor does practically any other laptop on the market.

    That video card you posted a link to is designed for use in a desktop computer.