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Laptop Upgrades What kind of upgrades can you buy for a laptop, if any? Like graphics or sound cards.

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Memory, Larger capacity hard drive.

Graphics cards for laptop are a big limited and expensive.

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King of the road does not run,error your computer does not have graphic accelerator?


This game requires a higher performance graphic card - unfortunately, your notebook computer does not allow for upgrades like a desktop computer would.

If you have a desktop with a higher performance graphics card, it may run. Otherwise you will have to try it on a replacement notebook computer - try it out before you buy.

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


At some point in the life cycle of a Laptop, there is usually the demand for better graphics performance. For desktop computers, this is a fairly simple and easy process, and there are a wide range of upgrades available. However, in the case of a Laptop computer, most are told that this is not possible. That in order to upgrade the graphics capability on their laptop they should purchase a brand new expensive model. This is quite frankly, either a misinformed opinion or a bad sales pitch. In this Tip we will explore the graphics upgrade options for Laptops.

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:

1. A Power Supply from a desktop computer.
2. A PCI-Express graphics card of your choosing.
3. HWTools Expresscard to PCI-Express adapter.

The HWTools adapter is a very much barebones kit (85$), and therefore the cheapest alternative compared to overpriced units(750$!!!) from other suppliers that do the exact same thing.

The HWTools site has a very good installation and user manual for the adapter. It is essentially using the computing power of the graphics card and channeling it through the ExpressCard port.

METHOD 2: Netbooks. Sadly, most netbooks do not have an ExpressCard slot and cannot benefit from the method above. The one option available for improving graphics performance ONLY aids in video playback, namely Flash (Youtube) and H.264 video footage. This is done through the installation of a Broadcom CrystalHD card, which essentially offloads video decoding from a slow Netbook processor. An in depth review and test of this card is done by Nick Mertes and can be read here.

METHOD 3: MXM-upgrade! Yes, some laptops support what is known as the MXM graphics card format. These cards can actually be removed from your laptop and upgraded with better cards of the same format. The lists of MXM compatible laptops can be found HERE, and HERE. The site MXM-upgrade.com is dedicated to helping those with MXM to upgrade their laptop graphics.

That is all and I hope this has been informative helpful.

on Oct 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I bought an HP G62 i5 with a VGA card of 1.6GB with a dedicated video of 64MB, i want to increase the VGA card or change it(hardware) totally to 2.6GB and above with a dedicated of at least 1.6GB. Thanks


Hello there,
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to upgrade the graphics card on laptops. May of them are specifically made for your laptop model and may even be soldered onto the motherboard itself. That being said, you might want to take the laptop to a local tech shop to see if they can recommend any upgrades but i HIGHLY DOUBT that you will be able to upgrade it.
I hope this is helpful. Thumbs up are always appreciated.

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I want to upgrade my graphics card for my laptop whats the best one to get


Hi, how are you?

Laptop do not use graphics card. The usually have the graphic chip integrated into their motherboards.

There are laptops designed for gaming. Alien Laptops or Asus Laptops are few of them.

So, upgrade to graphics card for laptops... hard.

You can increase performance by upgrading memory.

God Bless You!!!

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Feb 21, 2011 | Acer Computers & Internet

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I need to have a latest graphics card in my IBM Thinkpad R52. Can I upgrade it or should I go for buying a new laptop instead?


Hi,

I recommend to buy new unit instead of upgrading it!

The old IBM Thinkpad cannot support anymore new graphic cards and the future applications coming and new hardwares.

Jan 20, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad R52 Notebook

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I have a Dell Latitude D380 laptop with a (Mobil Intel (R) express chipset family graphics card, i was wondering if i can upgrade it, and if i could what i can upgrade to.


Typically, there are _no_ upgrades (except for more RAM, or replacing the disk-drive, or replacing the CD drive with a DVD drive) for a laptop.

Apr 24, 2010 | Dell Latitude D830 Notebook

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Am i able to upgrade my video card on my compaq 6515b???


Laptop motherboards have built-in video graphics chips and therefore you cannot upgrade the video card. There are no expansion sockets available for graphics card upgrades.

Nov 18, 2009 | HP Compaq 6515b Notebook

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Want to update my graphics base score nvidia geforce 7000m asus aspire 5520


I'm assuming this is on a laptop? Upgrades to laptops can be tricky. If you're lucky you can upgrade your RAM and allocate more memory to the video from your bios, but even then the upgrade is minimal. Your video card is actually part of your motherboard, as such you would have to upgrade the entire board to upgrade the video card... and at that point you're better off getting a new laptop.

May 04, 2009 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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Last month you answered a question about an XPS Gen 4's power supply


as it goes yes you can upgrade, just find out the manufacturer of the motherboard, and the model number you will be able to find out what graphics card it supports, if its a new pc, then no doubt it will have a PCI Express slot and i know they can take good graphics cards

kind regards

Dec 04, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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