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Ok I'm looking to get a new laptop from Dell, and I can customize what I want so it makes it rather nice.


This is what I'm looking at right now:




This is where I need you computer experts. I know a little, but in reality not much at all compared to some of you so here is some info on me:


Right now all I play is cs:s, partially because I'm limited by how good my computer is.


Processor: What would be a good processor to have if I planned on getting l4d2 or mw2 or something of that sort. No RIDICULOUS games like crysis, but I may get a game that requires more than cs:s.


It comes with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache).

What do you think would be the best option to go with? I don't want to overkill the thing, but I want it to handle things that I would play. So is something worth the price, and when does upgrading become overkill?


Memory: Comes with 4GB, and my computer has less than 3, but my computer also doesn't handle cs:s nearly as well as I'd like it to, let alone any better games. But that could also be my video card. So should I upgrade to a 6 or 8 GB RAM or do you think 4 is enough? Keeping in mind every 2GB RAM I add costs me an additional 250 bucks :\


Graphics Card:1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650. This should be MORE than enough for what I want. One of the reasons I'm going with this laptop :) No upgrade here, but this should indicate that the video card wouldn't be what is hindering my gameplay, so should I upgrade memory to make my laptop handle games better?


That's about it. The rest is personal preference, which I have enough understanding of to make a decision.


So to you guys, which processor and how much memory should I get in my laptop?

Rather than a straightforward answer, you could also explain to me what would be able to do what, so I can decide for myself if it is enough for my personal intentions.

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Its not about the amount of RAM but the speed, 2GB should be more than enough for css. 4GB DDR3 Rated at 1066mhz is more than enough for most games.


I dont know my way around laptop hardware, theyre are relatively weaker than their desktop counterparts, but according to this site: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD-4650.13883.0.html

You should be able to play mw2 at a decent resolution with that card.

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