Originally Posted by joedaman633
Don't get your hopes up, only a very limited number of laptops actually have an upgradeable graphics card. Even then, you can only generally put graphics cards in that have been available for other laptops in the same model line. Also you'd have to flash the BIOS in order for it to be recognised.
I've just googled it and I can't see any of those particular laptops with dedicated graphics cards, they all appear to have integrated Intel HD graphics (which aren't upgradeable unfortunately). If you need a better graphics card then I think you'll need a new laptop.
Ahhh I gotcha. Makes sense I guess. Maybe my graphics card isnt the issue? I find it hard to believe that every streamer has a dedicated PC/Gaming Laptop. I mean if you want to be top notch everything like most of the big time "Official" streamers, then I could see dedicating a PC/Gaming Laptop towards it. But myself, like many others, arent going to spend $1300 (minimum) just to stream their game play. Because in reality 9/10 streamers will probably never amount to anything and this is something Im sure they're aware of due to the streaming scene being so diluted.
I bet I have some sort or FPS, bitrate, or something of that nature off in my settings. I probably just need to tinker with it to find optimal settings.
My laptop isnt necessarily old, I mean I have Windows 8. So its not like Im trying to stream with Windows ME or something.
My plan was to use what I have to stream. See how it goes. If I can get some sort of mini following, Ill kinda upgrade as I go. But I cant justify going out buying this and that for all kinds of $$$ just for an experiment more or less. Because most of what needs to be bought would only ever be used for that purpose.