Lenovo Worth Upgrading For Streaming?

glasstornado

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Hi guys,

So I have an older Lenovo Thnkpad E535.

Specs:

OS: Windows 7 Pro
AMD A-4 4300M with Radeon HD graphics 2.5GHz
4GB RAM

Aside from a couple of minor issues I have with it, it works for 85% of the things I need it for. However, I've recently gotten into streaming and recording my PS4 gaming. I'll save you a long story, but I was using a newer laptop that I have for that since it had better specs....I attempted to use the Lenovo for recording with a Hauupage 2 PVR and it would record, but as far as streaming went, it would only run for about a minute before freezing.

Unfortunately buying a more powerful computer is not in the budget right now, and my wife needs the newer laptop for work. My question is, what would I need to upgrade to be able to stream with this laptop? I'm thinking, RAM? Graphics card? Can I even upgrade these enough?

Side notes:

-My internet connection is more than suitable as I subscribe to the second highest package that my cable company offers. Really good UL and DL speeds from multiple speed tests.

-I'm not looking to have a insane frame rate with the stream....just make it enjoyable....not super high resolution, or super insane sound quality.

Any advise is much appreciated. Thanks!

 

hang-the-9

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You can upgrade the RAM but not the video card or CPU. It should not really freeze during streaming though, but it is a lower end CPU. Ram should be cheap enough to upgrade that you can try that. Before you buy the RAM make sure you have a free slot for it, otherwise you will need to replace all of it instead of just buying another 4 gig stick.
 
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