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desktop vs laptop? Need Help for Guild Wars..

Discussion in 'Windows - Games' started by SkyyKiing, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. SkyyKiing

    SkyyKiing Member

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    hey peoples. To be honest i'm new to the pc games and i would like some help on upgrading my computer. I have a dell notebook with a intel premium 3 at 647 mhz. i know that i need a ram upgrade because its at 256. I'm also have a desktop and i believe it would be easier to upgrade so i'm wondering which to run it on. thanks
     
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    Generally speaking, you get better performance on a desktop than a laptop. Many times laptops have a low end video card, slower RPMs on the hard drive, and other performance limiting factors.
     
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    i would recomend upgrading you drsktop pc . i buld comuters and have opend laptops . the problem with the laptop is it has to be so small that the parts can easily get hot and have to slow down to stop from blowing up . the desktop on the other hand has more room for ventilation and you wont have any slowing down of proformance. secondly if you are gaming on a laptop you can not upgrade video cards whitch is a major part . and dont try gaming with an onboard vidio card . for gaming i recomend for agp slot the nvidia 7800 oc and for pci express i recomnd the nvidia 7950 gt.also what is the speed of the desktop ram and cpu . somtimes it is better to build a new pc from scratch than to upgrade an old one .
     
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    sorry took so long for the reply. Its a athlon processor 1.1 Ghz. 368 RAM. So you think it would be better to build it from scratch? if so any recommendations?
     
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    Yup, with those specs you have to build from scratch
     

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