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    Squeezing a bit more performance out of my 3 year old PC

    So I was researching on ways to squeeze more performance out of my old laptop and since I don't have alot of options, I figured that the only major way to improve, other than buying a new laptop, was to upgrade the RAM. I have 4GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM upgradable to 8GB. I was wondering if there's anything else that can help.
    I'm running on modded drivers (Royal BNA) and a modded BIOS to increase my video card's dedicated memory.

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    Windows 8 Professional RTM Build 9200 x64
    Intel Pentium Dual Core T4400 2.2Ghz
    4GB DDR3 SODIMM 800Mhz RAM
    Intel GMA 4500m (Royal BNA 3.1.1) Dedicated VRAM @ 192MB; 1.8GB Max DVMT
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    Are you insistent on staying with your laptop, or are you open to purchasing a new system?
    As it is highly cost inefficient to maintain a system of both that age and quality.
    In addition, much more power and quality can be obtained from a Desktop rather than a laptop.
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    Not worth it. With the onboard Intel GMA graphics you're basically asking for major issues in the future by attempting anything further. It just isn't worth trying to squeeze two or three more FPS out of a game at the cost of your laptop.

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    Well, as much as I would like to buy a new system, I simply do not have sufficient funds to get one better nor the place where I'm living has many options for building one. I just thought the least I could do was upgrade the physical memory in hopes of slightly better performance. :l Seems that there really is no other option.

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    You're just trying to polish an old shoe right now.
    Ditch the build and grab a whole new PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domokun_index View Post
    You're just trying to polish an old shoe right now.
    Ditch the build and grab a whole new PC.
    Did you not read:

    Quote Originally Posted by XxBingxX View Post
    Well, as much as I would like to buy a new system, I simply do not have sufficient funds to get one better nor the place where I'm living has many options for building one. I just thought the least I could do was upgrade the physical memory in hopes of slightly better performance. :l Seems that there really is no other option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerroriser1 View Post


    Did you not read:

    I saw it, and gave my comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTerroriser1 View Post


    Did you not read:

    The problem is that attempting to upgrade a system of that considerable age and low quality will end up being more expensive than buying a new system. It's a money-pit.
    When the earth is changed into a humid dungeon,
    In which Hope like a bat
    Goes beating the walls with her timid wings
    And knocking her head against the rotten ceiling;
    When the rain stretching out its endless train
    Imitates the bars of a vast prison
    And a silent horde of loathsome spiders
    Comes to spin their webs in the depths of our brains,
    All at once the bells leap with rage
    And hurl a frightful roar at heaven,
    Even as wandering spirits with no country
    Burst into a stubborn, whimpering cry.
    — And without drums or music, long hearses
    Pass by slowly in my soul; Hope, vanquished,
    Weeps, and atrocious, despotic Anguish
    On my bowed skull plants her black flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post

    The problem is that attempting to upgrade a system of that considerable age and low quality will end up being more expensive than buying a new system. It's a money-pit.
    Yeah I figured as much, guess im stuck with this crap PC for a few more years then.

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