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Can you buy a video card for a notebook from the manfacturers or have them upgrade your laptop? See I've purchased Assassin's Creed and I'm only lacking in the areas of my Video Card, video memory and Shader Model 3.0. So it seems to me if we can't purchase a video card from the manufacturer the only other option is to buy a whole new Laptop, am I correct?

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I'm sorry to say that there is usually no way to upgrade the video card in a laptop, so the only alternative is probably going to be to purchase a new machine.

Of course, no laptop is going to be very good at playing games. A Desktop would be a better choice, assuming it has a PCIe slot. You can then purchase any PCIe video card, and in a year or two, upgrade to a newer card to play the newer games.

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Secondly, sound cards as well are also deisgined that way, some sound cards on laptops are built in to the mother board and higher end sound card for laptops are specifically designed to fit onto the motherboard and the laptop's body.

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**If you can't click on the links, just copy the link and paste it to your's browser's address bar.

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