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VIDEO CARDS IN LAPTOPS

  • today i went to best buy, and i said i wanted to upgrade my video card...(it's a 512 mb ati radeon xpress 1100 hypermemory) the man who i asked said i none of the ones in the store could go into a laptop. he said i have to get a custom graphics card...so any idea howi can get a graphics card for my laptop? if there's no solution itts gonna cost a lot of money to get a new one, and i cant really spend that much money. please help me, my current graphics card sucks and i can hardly play games !!!!

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Hi there,

I believe your laptop is Aspire 5100.
You CAN'T upgrade your video card, because the video card is on motherboard. it's a chipset.
For custom graphic card, it's too much, you can't just replace it,
you have to have some tools to solder the chipset (you can't solder it by hand) on your motherboard. and if your solder is bad, your laptop won't work properly.

If you want to play game, you should buy desktop, in this you can upgrade your video card (many options).

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