Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC
I recently bought a "bargain" pc, just over $400.
This is my exact system, which is rather sad, I know now.
I sent an email to Emachines, and was told I COULD upgrade my graphics card. Now, this is coming from Emachines themselves.. yet... I see no extra slots for a graphics card. In fact, its such a small case there is hardly enough room for what is there.
Was this Emachines guy pulling my leg? I did give him my model/serial number, so he knows exactly what I have.This is what puzzles me.
Thanks for the help. =)
p.s. This is part of the email I got in response to my original:
"Thank you for contacting eMachines. I’ll be happy to assist you.
I understand that you would like to upgrade the graphic card of your computer.
Todd, you can upgrade the graphic card of your computer. Please purchase graphic cards that are compatible with the PCI Express ×1 slot on the Motherboard of your computer."
They do sell pci express 1x slot video cards, is it really much of an upgrade?? no
however here ya go
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
You could tell us you model number or look it up yourself on the e-machine website(Link provided below). I do know that the PCIe x1 slot is only about an inch long. Maybe that is why you didn't see it?
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
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it is not usually possible to upgrade the graphics card on a laptop. as the graphics chips are on the motherboard. and they do not usually have a graphics card slot.
some (quite recent) laptops have a graphics express slot which does allow for them to be upgraded.
most often you find that laptop graphics chips share mem with the main RAM (allocated) this is controlled in the BIOS(Setup) and it may be possible to increase the allocation of memory there,
but I'm sorry to say for most laptops there is no upgrade (flexibility is traded for portability)
the 5002WLMI does not appear to have a grpahics express slot, however you may be able to increase the mem allocation in the BIOS (as it does use allocateable shared memory)
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