N/APosted on - 08/07/2011
I decided to upgrade my gaming laptop but due to budget constraints I need to choose one first as a priority. Should it be my RAM or graphics card that I should consider first? My RAM is 1 gig 800 MHZ and graphics card is nVidia 7200GS. Obviously, I just want to avoid lags while I play online games and at the same time, no freezing screen.
RAM or graphics card upgrade for a gaming laptop
To understand the working of a high definition graphics game, there will be lot of pre-processing involved before the actual video is displayed on the screen. So, if we just increase the size of RAM that will definitely increase the performance in terms of video refreshing rate, but may not help in terms of the processing of the data for display.
The graphics card will have a dedicated processor to do digital image processing and digital video processing. It is always better to choose a high end graphics card in terms of processing capability and video RAM capacity rather than just upgrading the RAM.