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Need more video and memory.

I want to be able to play games and a flight simulator, my computer will not last more than a second when I play the flight simulator, its too slow. When I took it to a computer store they told me I couldn't add more video or memory. Is that true? I don't want to have to buy another computer. I can play movies on and a few games, but they don't last long. Can I get a memory card or something for the simulator? I need it for flight school.

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Very few laptops allow you to change the video, it is integrated (built in) to the motherboard. All computers also have a maximum limit to the memory capacity based on the number of slots and the type and size of memory modules supported by the CPU.

The Acer Aspire 3624WXCi was a budget system with a Celeron 1.6GHz processor. The Celeron series is just not that good at video tasks, such as your flight simulator demands. The integrated video is an Intel Media Graphics Accelerator 900 with 128MB ram, not bad but not optimum for your applications.

The Acer Aspire 3620 series uses DDR2 memory and has two slots. Each memory slot can hold a maximum of 1GB, so the system is limited to 2GB of ram. If you are at this limit, it is true that you can not add more but must move onwards and upwards to a newer more powerful system.

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