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inf1n1t3

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I'm interested in upgrading my video card. I'm pretty sure I'm running an nvidia GeForce 6150 and I'm not sure where to go from here. Secondly, is it worth it. Will I even see some sort of improvement in terms of flow between windows and what not?
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How much are you willing to spend?

What does your computer consist of (mother board, processor, ram, etc.)?
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Price isn't really a factor, I'm not necessarily purchasing it tomorrow and like my current processor. I'm just wondering if performance-wise, upgrading would be wise. I'm already experiencing a large amount of heat from my fan as it supports a AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 / 1.8 GHz processor. I have 4 GB of RAM and I'm not positive what motherboard I am using, I'll figure that out a little later today.

Thanks for the fast responses so far!
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Hi there,

Is this computer a notebook (laptop)? I ask as you have written "Mobile Technology" in the processor description. Generally notebook video cards are not upgradeable. A select few out there are, but it's very expensive and not worth the gain.

Upgrading your video card will only give a performance boost in 3D applications, such as gaming. I don't think this will help the "flow between windows".

You can figure out what components are in a system by downloading Everest Home Edition, a very handy utility.

Cheers

Troy
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Always a help, thanks Troy.

I'm going to pass on the processor upgrade because as you mentioned, the performance gained is more in 3D gaming applications. I think I may use the money for a larger hard drive. Thanks for the recommendation on the software, big help!
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