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It's not a real problem actually, I'm just trying to see if it's possible to upgrade the motherboard and graphics capabilities of my MX6446 laptop or do I just have to buy a new one or computer

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First you might be able to upgrade but it is doubtful. Given the age of this laptop, I'd not waste my money and would look for a new system.

If you are trying to play any graphic intensive games, notebooks generally won't do it unless you spend a fortune for them. I'd consider a desktop that meets your needs and then get a netbook for traveling.

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The cost of hardware dropped so far that it often cost more to upgrade than to replace. These days you can buy a decent laptop for $600 so to answer your question its better to buy new

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Upgrading the Graphics Card in Your Laptop Computer (Yes, it's possible)


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METHOD 1: For ANY Laptop with an ExpressCard slot. This method will be something you use at your desk, and it will stay there. This is not a portable option by any means, but it eliminates the necessity of buying a whole new computer. You will need:

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