No, you cannot update your built in Intel graphics to the Nvidia. Only the ATI card can be upgraded to the Nvidia card. The ATI and Nvidia cards are discreet and not built into the mobo. Of course if you change the mobo out with one from an ATI or Nvidia model you can, but it would be more cost effective to just buy a new laptop and sell yours.
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1.5.1 Graphics Subsystem
The board contains two separate, mutually exclusive graphics options. Either the integrated
graphics processor (contained within the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Northbridge) is used, or a PCI
Express x16 add-in card can be used. When a PCI Express x16 add-in card is installed, the ATI
Radeon Xpress 200 Northbridge graphics controller is disabled.
Intel 945GM Express Chipset supports up to 4096-MB maximum (2048-MB 533- or 667-MHz SODIMM in slots 1 and 2) Intel 940GML Express Chipset supports up to 2048-MB maximum (1024-MB 533- or 667-MHz SODIMM in slots 1 and 2)
Basically if you have the Intel 940GML Express Chipset, then the machine only supports 2gb of ram as a maximum, to confirm this, go to Start > right click computer/mycomputer > go to manage > device manager > system devices. Under there you'll see what chipset you have, if it's the Intel 940GML Express Chipset, you're out of luck, if it's the Intel 945GM, you may just have the wrong speed ram, make sure they are the same speed and compare them to the spec above.
Sounds like your computer has an integrated video card and the game is looking for an extended graphics card. This type of card plugs into the motherboard via the AGP, PCI, or PCIE slots. Depending on the type of video card and computer, you may need to upgrade the power supply when you put the card in. If this is a laptop there is no good way to upgrade the video card.
As you tried connect the notebook to a external display and it didn't work. The best option is to get the unit serviced. Either you may contact your favorite technician or you can contact the Sony service center at:
Select "Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)"
Select "Display Adapters" and click Next
Click the "Have Disk..." button
Navigate to the path where you extracted the Intel drivers. The *.inf file will be in the Win2000 folder
IMPORTANT: Do not select the 82852/82855 GM/GME drivers, select the 945GM driver (yes, this is counter-intuitive)
If prompted to reboot, DO NOT REBOOT
If told the 945 device might not work right, acknowlege the error, then run Action > Scan for Hardware Changes
82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controllers" and a "Mobile Intel(R) 945GM
Express Chipset Family" devices should now be listed under "Display
Disable the 945GM device
Verify the Video Driver Installation
Upon rebooting, Windows 7 may roll back one or more of your display devices to Standard VGA
Open Device Manager
Check the Display Adapters
there is only one 82852/82855 GM/GME device, or if there is a new
"unknown" device, precisely repeat the above driver installation
section (include the instructions for disabling the 945GM device); in
the case of an unknown device, run the "Update Driver" action for that
device instead of running the generic "Add Legacy Hardware"
everything is working, you should have "Graphics Properties" and
"Graphics Options" menu items in the pop-up menu when you right-click
on the desktop
The "Graphics Option" item should have sub-items for display rotation
Reboot and verify that Windows 7 no longer rolls back your display drivers after rebooting
Protect the Video Driver Installation
Go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update
Windows will likely tell you that an important update is available
Click the "important update is available" link (do NOT click "Install updates")
Right-click on the "Intel Corporation - Display - Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family" update
Click "Hide update" from the context menu
the display driver gets updated to what is currently on Windows Update,
the system will revert back to the Standard VGA driver.
When using a driver install hack different from the method described
here, I have read reports that a system might Blue Screen when using
Windows Media Player to play DVD's; however, alternate media players,
such as VLC, reportedly do not exhibit this issue. I do not know if
this method will have this same problem, but I thought I would mention
this workaround in case someone does experience this issue."
firstly you need to have a pci express graphics card inorder to play new games. Intel chipsets are NOT for playing games!! You should get at least a Nvidia 8600gts or ati 3650 or similar to game properly- presuming that you have a pci express slot. Be warned that if you get a new graphics card dont go by the series eg, 8 series or 9 series- a 8600gts is better than a 9400gt. A nice graphics card for the money is the nvidia 9600gt. Good luck upgrading
Since there is 1 PCI Express x16 slot you can use any PCI Express GPU, like Asus GeForce GTX 260 896MB PhysX CUDA, EVGA GeForce 9800GT 512MB PhysX CUDA, Gainward GeForce 9800GT 512MB PhysX CUDA or whatever you want as long as it is a PCI EPRESS card.
do one thing.just call up your hp customer care ask the exact website for updating your bios.also update the drivers of ur intel graphics card. most high end online games need latest nvidia graphics card.You made a mistake by purchasing intel graphics card.