Computer help plz!

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  1. ichigo Kurusaki
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    Hi, today i just bought a hp pavilion P6153F.

    when i brought it home on the box it said the graphic card for the computer is integrated.
    so i went to futureshop.com and looked up my computer it said nothing about the computer being integrated.
    Could somone please help me figure out if it is integrated? im planning on changing the graphic card once it gets old so if its integrated i cant.

    Thankx for the help!

    computer link : http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetai...8419&catid=
     
  2. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    Open it up and find out, but I'd be surprised if it didn't have a PCI-E x16.

    Edit: Oh and good luck finding a motherboard that doesn't have an integrated graphics chipset, most do these days, this DOESN'T mean that you can't put your own card in though, unless the motherboard is a really piece of shit custom job and doesn't have any slots.
     
  3. playallday

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    It has one PCI Express x16. I looked it up.
     
  4. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

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    Well than that's good for him. Purchase a dedicated graphics card for gaming. Integrated cards are terrible for gaming related thing. If you're not gaming.....and just browsing the web casually then a integrated is okay.
     
  5. Linkiboy

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    The websites indeed says that it has a graphics card inside, though not a particularly awesome one.
     
  6. ichigo Kurusaki
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    So basically if i wanted to change or add a graphic card i could to this computer?
     
  7. soulx

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    Yep. As long as it is a PCI Express x16 card. ATI has some pretty good graphic cards.
     
  8. Linkiboy

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    "basically" as in you're going to need to change the powersupply most likely prior to adding anything that needs an external power source such as all the high end cards.
     
  9. ichigo Kurusaki
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    mkk thank for all all the help guys !! ^^
     
  10. BadDuel

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    We carried that model at Best Buy I know for a fact is integrated memory share chipset. You can simply disable it and install a new one along with correct drivers and your golden.
     
  11. BadDuel

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    Yes thats something you are highly recommended to do. 450-500 watts should be plenty and one with cable management would make it easy for you.
     
  12. zuron7

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    GPS not available in this area
    Laptop's are not meant for gaming.
    For gaming I would prefer a mac.
     
  13. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    epic fail man, epic fail.

    1. it's a desktop, not a laptop
    2. laptops not for gaming? myth. how do i know? i use my laptop for gaming. i can run crysis on medium, not too shabby.
    3. mac for gaming?....
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  14. cracker

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    Ecept for Alienware.. They make some hellacious laptops that are fully capable of this-gen games.

    ROFL @ Macs as game platforms... Hope that was meant as a joke since there are hardly any titles for Mac...
     
  15. razorback78

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    [​IMG] ...you are a very misguided individual. do research and googling before commenting dude. [​IMG]
     
  16. zeromac

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    Well Mac do certainly have the grunt to do it and i guess you could run the Windows mode and yea then i guess a Mac would be great for gaming
     
  17. Joe88

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    this [​IMG]
     
  18. zkamuiz

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    For future notes, don't ever purchase a pre-built computer if you are planning to play games with it, instead select parts, and build it yourself. All you need to do is follow instructions, if you can put together lego you can build a computer.

    Macs are terrible for gaming, their computers are in one screen which makes it hard to upgrade, (if able at all) and their computers are always overpriced.

    Whether or not laptops are for gaming is based on opinions, I don't believe laptops are meant for gaming because if you purchase a gaming laptop, for the same price, a desktop built from scratch will always be superior in gaming. However although I believe they're not for gaming, it doesn't mean they can't be used for gaming.
     
  19. mattsaysfooey

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    Yup the mobo on my personal home new barebones kit was nvidia 7200ish on board.
    Dropped in a 9500 GT with 1 GB on board over wrote the settings for on board and installed the drivers no problem.
    PCI-E ftw!
     
  20. Joe88

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    ^you wasted money paying for 1GB on that card
    its too weak to put that memory to use in high res games