Gaming Fix my laptop or chromebook?

Flame

Me > You
OP
Global Moderator
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Messages
7,273
Trophies
3
XP
18,724
My laptop's graphic card is dying or on the verge of being dead. I think its the graphic card, cause when I open my laptop it runs okay, until it heats up than funny white shapes start appearing. Than to the point nothing is visible.

And I'm on the fence if I should get a chromebook. If I can fix this I'll be happy for a while. Plus this laptop specs are not the worst yet IMO.

I do bit of every thing with this laptop from bit of gaming, web browsing, development, and a central hub for my other devices.

What are my options and your advice?

This my laptop

https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/content/cnt-specs/VGN-FW51MF/list

I'll really don't have the money ATM to get a i5/7 laptop and don't want to get a i3 laptop too.

Should I fix it or get a chromebook for the time being?
 

james50a

Well-Known Member
Newcomer
Joined
Sep 4, 2010
Messages
79
Trophies
0
XP
1,102
Country
Canada
honestly probably not your graphics card, white shapes sound more like the physical display being toast. easy way to test is if your laptop has an external port for a monitor and just hook it up (ie hdmi) to a tv or another monitor and see if it still tears after a while. if its your graphics card then your probably screwed (im assuming its an integrated card) and will have to buy a new laptop but if its your monitor then you might be able to get a new one for under 100$. find out whats wrong before hand as going to someone just to find out what the problem is costs you money, and its easy to figure out on your own.

side note avoid i3/i5 laptops like the plague. your better off just going for an amd a10 or a8 as their integrated graphics cards are much better than the intel hd series which is in most i3/i5 laptops
 
  • Like
Reactions: Flame

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    @Xpk24, Sure thing.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    But this is the general chit chat. Nobody responds to questions.
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    esta bien pero tu lo vas hacer porfa
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    Saying it like that sounds like you want others to do it than doing the research yourself.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    I've already posted a link to the Nintendo DS section so that you can post something regarding your DS flashcart. Just make sure all of your posts are in English as this is against the rules.
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    no yo no estoy diciendo eso solo necesito una información que necesito calmado
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    no se no donde sea si pero aca en venezuela las consolas de ds esta descontinuadas y la poca información que consigo en internet no es la que nesecito
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    You know, finding information about DS flashcarts isn't that hard. They can be found pretty much everywhere and a lot of them can be still bought, however, these are clones from previous generations.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    My apologies if I'm boring you. But if you'd like help with your DS flashcart, then I highly suggest making a thread to get a quick reply. Nobody is going to help in the chat section.
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    Hola chicos. Compré una nintendo dsi de segunda mano y viene con una tarjeta r4 pero no encontré su firmware/kernel. ¿Pueden ayudarme chicos? Este sitio dice: R4I-GOLDHK pero el enlace ya está inactivo
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    no tranquilo solo quiero informacion sobre esa tarjeta y bueno ya puede entrar en el discord de enlace
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    mas bien me alegro que alguien me responda este sisto wed
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    gracias por tomarte tu tiempo en explicarme
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    oye estas por hay?
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Sup.
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Please speak English.
    +1
  • Veho @ Veho:
    Or get banned.
    +1
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    @Veho, I asked them to translate their messages, but they didn't listen.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    For some reason..
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Yeah man it's so much Spanish even my browsers asking to translate it
  • Xpk24 @ Xpk24:
    Hi guys. I bought a second hand nintendo dsi and it came with an r4 card but I couldn't find its firmware/kernel. Can you guys help me? This site says: R4I-GOLDHK but the link is already inactive
    K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2: https://youtu.be/8YQov9O7e7Y?si=vywOcLkttFP9tVSC