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Can i fit a new graphics card

Hi been told my sony vaio fe11h laptop needs a new graphics card do i need a new laptop or can a new card be fitted help

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Graphics chips on laptops are usually part of the motherboard and therefore cannot be changed.
Your only choice is to get a new and usually a better laptop.

Most desktop computers can accomodate new graphics cards by installing them in AGP or PCI slots, most modern graphics are AGP type cards.

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