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Sony vaio pcv-w20 video adapter

Hi my question is can I replace the video card in my vaio intergrated system model SiS 650_651_740 please help me.

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This computer does not have a slot for an aftermarket video card ,Regards and sry
Regards, and thank you for using fixya.

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