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Compaq Presario 2170US notebook freezes with games

How do I upgrade the graphics card on it?

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  • Sweet17 Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks for answering the question. I'm sorry, I didn't know I was supposed to respond. No, the truth doesn't hurt at all, in fact, I rather expected to hear the answer you gave. It's okay, really. I really appreciate your time, and didn't mean to ignore you. No, I'm not a liberal by any stretch of the imagination. I'll start saving my pennies to upgrade the while laptop as soon as possible. Being conservative, I try to find the most inexpensive "fix" I can.

  • Sweet17 Dec 04, 2008

    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to click on the inappropriate rating.

  • Sweet17 Dec 05, 2008

    I'm sorry, I'm very new to all this and didn't mean to offend you by the rating. I didn't know exactly what the "rating" system was all about.

  • Sweet17 Dec 05, 2008

    While I really do appreciate you taking the time to answer my question, I do NOT appreciate the snide comments you made. You basically attacked my character without reason. Please be aware in the future that just because people don't know as much as you do about computer, doesn't make them stupid. By the way, I still say a thanks for trying rating is appropriate since you didn't address the problem of the "freezing" during games.

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Laptops aren't meant to have their video card upgraded. hate to break it to ya, but you'll need a new laptop.

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    Travis Vance Dec 03, 2008

    truth hurt? how is that inappropriate? It's the absolute truth. If you can't handle the answer (when it's bad news) don't ask the question. Let me guess, you're a liberal.

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    Travis Vance Dec 04, 2008

    "thanks for trying" isn't much better. I gave you an exact and accurate solution. There is NO way to upgrade the video card on your laptop, ergo, that deserves a fixya rating, not a "thanks for trying" it's physically IMPOSSIBLE to upgrade your video card in your laptop.

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    Travis Vance Dec 05, 2008

    in future, it pays to be informed in 'what does what'...if you're not sure what ratings mean, then read about it. Then you'll avoid situations like this.

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    Travis Vance Dec 06, 2008

    That wasn't your initial question. Your initial question was: How do I upgrade the graphics card on it?

    Not "Why does my graphic card freeze?"

    You rated me inappropriate without warrant. I answered the question you asked accurately and precisely. Again, I hardly see how that makes it inappropriate. It's essentially giving someone a negative rating for giving you the RIGHT answer.

    ...but here's a freebie...your graphics freeze because your hardware isn't suited to what you want to do with it. As I said before, you'll need a new laptop.

    Nobody said people were stupid. Now you're calling yourself names, because I never said or implied that, and the fact that you're getting offended by someone with superior knowledge further enforces the "liberal" summation that was made earlier. Being ignorant isn't a crime, making excuses because someone happens to be, is. (you meant to say computer(S)...it's plural, sunshine.)

    Would you like some salt to go with that foot in your mouth?


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