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If the movies playing are slow can i update the video card? The movies i am watching are too slow. Will a better video card help?

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    Are the movies in your computer or are you watching them online?

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A new video card will definitely help. Upgrading your RAM will also help greatly. How much do you have in your system now? I can make some recommendations if you would like.

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Would need to upgrade for APG is old

also you didn't say what cpu have

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