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This is my first post, but basically I bought a new HP laptop and its great but i cant play the games i want to play e.g Arma 2 ( which i can actually play but on stupidy low graphics settings and the FPS is rubbish so it's not worth playing. But i was wondering if anyone could tell me about exernal graphics cards.

These are my questions:
1) would I be able to plug an external graphics card into my laptop?
2) would there be any external graphic cards that would let me be able to play games like Crysis 2 or Arma 2?
3) How much would a good external graphics card cost that would be able to meet my requirements.

It would be great if someone would help me cheers
Here are my laptop specs:

Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Model HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook PC
Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
System type 32-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
64-bit capable Yes
Processor: AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 (2.4 ghz)
Graphics:Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
Total available graphics memory 1789 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 512 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1277 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.533.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
DirectX version DirectX 10
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1) No.
2) There is no such thing as an external graphics card, the power and throughput that these needs is too great.
3) There isn't one. You cannot upgrade graphics on a laptop.
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