Dell Studio - From Garbage to a Very Low End Gaming Laptop

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  1. jonthedit
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    Hello. Before you begin to read my thread, I would like to say this. I have had this laptop for only about 3 years. It was never made for gaming. I am aware of that. It has been my goal to somewhat create a sustainable gaming environment within the laptop. This thread is for information on what I have done, and for you guys to help me out on what to do next. I will now present some generic data you should know before helping me.
    Note : All Drivers are Currently Up-To-Date, I check every other week and check today before posting this.

    GOAL/QUESTION:
    If I complete my software journey, Is it possible to replace my Integrated chip with a Intel 4000 HD Integrated chip?

    BUGS
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    Generic Information
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    Tweaks I Have Applied
    Please note, There are many spoilers because these are screencaps of what I have done so far!
    Service Tweaks
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    Intel Graphic Driver Settings
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    Windows AeroShitnits and Other Appearance Settings
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    Alright guys, there's the general layout with pictures. Now let me continue...
    If you have any ideas THIS SECONDfeel free to help me out. Otherwise, please wait until I finish my thread, which probably will happen tomorrow!

    Thanks guy!
     
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    /RESERVED FOR A PAGE 2! [ I know I'll be needing it when I get to the STEAM section! ]
     
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    HD4000s are only present on top of the line Ivy Bridge CPUs. Even if it was possible for you to change the CPU (and I'm sure it isn't the case), your motherboard's chipset wouldn't support Ivy Bridge anyway.

    Alas, an Ivy Bridge CPU with an HD4000 would cost something like $200 for a measly Core i3 (which is ages ahead of your current CPU, though).

    You'd be better buying an entirely new laptop in that case :P
     
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    Alright thanks for the info. In that case I only need software and tweaking advise.
     

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