Question can i boost my laptop

Brouhal

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I just bought a brand new HP and its a little slow. it won't play my favorite games. like kingdom come deliverance. my question is. is there anything out there that can make my laptop any faster? sorta like a external ssd or hhd. because i know that i cannot change the inside of the laptop but external drive or whatever would help?
 

Finstar

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For starters, you could do what i do with all new laptops and prebuilds, reinstall Windows.
The reason being that pretty much all laptops come with a boatload of pc slowing shovelware pre-installed.
Reinstalling windows will make sure you get rid of all that.
 

DSzymborski

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it is a hp. 1tb hdd. 6 gb ram. hdgraphics i3 7th generation
So no GPU? I'm assuming, because again, the information you're supplying is fairly sparse.

You're not going to run games like this on integrated graphics. Even the integrated graphics on Ryzen 2400G, essentially the best integrated graphics available, lag behind Kingdome Come's minimum requirement of a GTX 660/HD 7870.

There's not much you can really do about this unless you have a Thunderbolt connection and go for an eGPU solution. You'll still be hampered somewhat by having a mobile i3 in there, but you would likely be able to get most modern AAA games at least playable in this case.

Honestly, you bought a laptop, as far as I can tell (again, no model information provided), that's a really good laptop for day-to-day work, Excel, Word, watching video, emails, etc. But it's not a gaming laptop. There's nothing wrong with that my HP x360 gets much heavier use than my actual gaming laptop because of it's day-to-day flexibility, weight, and long battery life, but it's sure as sugar not a gaming laptop. I think the most intense game I've played on that laptop is Hearthstone, which doesn't exactly have high system requirements.
 

DSzymborski

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That's not a model. HP is a very large company that makes a lot of laptops. There's no one "hp laptop."

Regardless, there's almost certainly nothing you can do. If you were a little more forthcoming about your model, perhaps someone could tell you if an eGPU was a realistic option.
 

Finstar

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That's not a model. HP is a very large company that makes a lot of laptops. There's no one "hp laptop."

Regardless, there's almost certainly nothing you can do. If you were a little more forthcoming about your model, perhaps someone could tell you if an eGPU was a realistic option.
I wouldn't bother with those docks. You could build a decent budget gaming pc with what they're asking for those.
 

Brouhal

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That's not a model. HP is a very large company that makes a lot of laptops. There's no one "hp laptop."

Regardless, there's almost certainly nothing you can do. If you were a little more forthcoming about your model, perhaps someone could tell you if an eGPU was a realistic option.
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DSzymborski

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the model of the HP is System Model: HP Laptop 15-bs0xx
OK, then, there's no Thunderbolt port, so an eGPU isn't really an option. Except for taking it apart, removing the wireless, and getting a slow PCIE, but that's generally fun for tinkerers rather than a practical option.

Not much else you can do except return it and buy a laptop that has a proper GPU, if you want to play AAA games on it. Something with a 1050 Ti is probably the minimum you should be look at and you'll still have to turn down some settings.
 

DSzymborski

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do you know where i can go to oniline and get a computer around $400
A gaming laptop for $400? No, unless you search for used laptops, which is a very risky thing on a budget without warranty support.

New laptops with discrete GPUs that can handle gaming tend to start at around $600-$700 for non-TI GTX 1050. You'll start to see 1060s around $800-$900 and 1070s around $1300-$1400 or so.
 

Brouhal

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A gaming laptop for $400? No, unless you search for used laptops, which is a very risky thing on a budget without warranty support.

New laptops with discrete GPUs that can handle gaming tend to start at around $600-$700 for non-TI GTX 1050. You'll start to see 1060s around $800-$900 and 1070s around $1300-$1400 or so.
ok. thank you for the advice
 

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