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Video card help

numbahten's Avatar

07.13.2012 , 04:35 PM | #1
So I just found my video card is too out dated and I am not sure what kind to get to replace it. I have a Dell inspiron 1564 laptop with 3 gig ram and intel graphics media accelerator i3 core processor, the tech support says if I update my driver it might make the game work but I can't find an update past 2009 for my driver also I bought this computer brand new in 2010, so should I just give up and wait for the far off day of income tax to get a new computer or is there a decent price video card I can get for my laptop

mathisk's Avatar

07.13.2012 , 05:41 PM | #2
The problem with laptops is that they are, in nearly all cases, stuck with the graphics capabilities that you bought them with. So it's highly likely that you cannot upgrade your laptop's graphics card (because it's build into the CPU or soldered onto the motherboard).

If you can't find updated drivers, then your performance is probably as good as it's going to get. You might want to browse the Customer Service forume. There may be some posts there that can help you boost performance or give you some tips on how to get the best gaming performance out of your laptop.

Ellvaan's Avatar

07.14.2012 , 02:52 AM | #3
Greetings everyone!

Welcome to the forums! We have a few threads that are dedicated in assisting you with any technical questions you have in regards to specs and help in order to run Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. You can find these links and more in our New Players Fleet Pass: A Directory of Resources

As a reminder, our Minimum System Requirements found in our FAQ are as followed:

What are the system requirements for the game?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz or better
Operating System:
Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later

Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM
Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM
Note: PCs using a built-in graphical chipset are recommended to have 2GB of RAM.

Star Wars: The Old Republic requires a video card that has a minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM as well as support for Shader 3.0 or better. Examples include:

ATI X1800 or better
nVidia 7800 or better
Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better
DVD-ROM drive – 8x speed or better (required for installation from physical editions only) Internet connection required to play.
We are going to go ahead and close this thread but ask that you please continue your discussion in one of the following:
If you are looking to increase your performance, we have the following guides that may assist you:
We hope this helps!