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I need help figuring out if and where there is an availabel slot to add a video card to my computer
The computer is an HP Pavillion a1150y and it has an Intel(R) 8245G Express Chipset family which if I recall correctly was called ''integrated graphics''. Is this a card that can simply be removed and replaced? If so where do I find it?
The computer is not one of the preconfigured you buy at the electronics stores. No, it was purchased direct from HP by two people who did not know what they were doing. So, is there a way to find these things before I have to open the case?
Any advice about how to upgrade the card will be appreciated. I am probably going to try to get an older and inexpensive card if possible. On a scale of 1 - 10 I am probably a 3 or 4. I've been into the computer a few times to do things, and was successful, but I hardly understand what I am doing.
Thank you for your help,
First download the manual . That will give you information about the open slots for expansion cards. Intergrated graphics means graphics that are intergrated on the motherboard and cannot be rmoved. They can usually be turned off with in the BIOS set up screen and a Graphics card inserted into either a graphics slot or a PCI slot.
Look in the Spec, for either an AGP slot or a PCIe16 slot. If found ,Go to either of the two websites below:
Newegg.com or Tiger.com
Both have graphics cards for sale. The most RAM on ther card, is the primary consideration. You can check the prices for these. If you computer has neither the AGP or PCIe16 slot , they do make plain PCI graphics cards but for the most part it would be a waste of your money. Her is the link to download you manual from. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Yes any graphics card will work just depends on the type of picture you want and if you play games. Since it is not factory built hard to tell what kind of PCI/AGP slots are available. To be safe take out the current card and put new one in same slot.
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Posted on Mar 02, 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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