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11-25-2011 07:48 PM
Hi i am currently using a
HP Pavilion dm4
Intel (R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz
Ram: 4.00 GB (3.8) usuable
Microsoft Windows 7 (build 7600), 64-bit
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Is it possible to update my graphic card and Ram for my laptop?
If so, can i do so through HP as i am not really good with computer issues?
How much will it cost? Thanks (:
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11-25-2011 08:35 PM
You cannot upgrade the graphics adapter in your model notebook.
The graphics adapter you have is pretty good as it is.
I would need the full model number to advise you on how much memory you can install.
11-25-2011 08:53 PM
Product Name HP Pavilion dm4 notebook PC; Product Number XG146PA#AB4
Hmm then is there any reason why my laptop when playing game like black ops (single player mode) will lag or feel so slow?
System Reqirement of black ops
CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better RAM: 2GB VGA: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better DX: DirectX 9.0c OS: Windows® Vista / XP / 7 HDD: 12GB
11-25-2011 09:15 PM - edited 11-25-2011 09:18 PM
You have an HP Pavilion dm4-1028tx Entertainment Notebook PC.
Below is the support and driver page for your notebook.
For memory, you can install 2 x 4 GB of PC3-1333 memory for a total of 8 GB. Your notebook already comes with 4 GB, so you may only need to add a second 4 GB chip. If one of your memory slots is empty, that will be all you need to add. If they both are full, that means you have 2 x 2 GB of memory installed and in order to install 8 GB you would need to remove both 2 GB chips and install 2 x 4 GB. So, I hope there is just 1 x 4 GB chip in your machine.
It is very easy to add memory to your notebook by yourself.
Below is the link to the service manual for your notebook. You can find the info to remove and replace memory in Chapter 4.
If you do not have switchable graphics, perhaps you can try the latest driver directly from AMD and see if that helps.
If you do have both the Intel onboard and the AMD Mobility Radeon 5450 graphics, you cannot install the driver I have posted below.
Maxing out the system memory should also help.