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About Satellite R630 - 13U laptop, my father bought it but it has no video card like nvidia etc, only built in, is it possible to put a video card?

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The only way to upgrade video on laptops is usually through an external USB video device. If you were hoping to upgrade to latest video to play games you are likely out of luck. Your machine has a Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD that will use up to 1.5 gig of memory. You should get reasonable performance from that.

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  • ecinue_13 Apr 03, 2011

    you mean i cannot add an external video card like nvidia or ati something? And what is it will use up to 1.5 gig of memory? Im newbie here sir., thanks.,

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    Mark Schmit Apr 03, 2011

    There is nothing wrong with the built in video support on your laptop, why are you focused on Nvidia or ATI? Have you found a game that the onboard graphics accelerator does not support? The issue with the external USB video support is the speed. You are limited by the relatively narrow bandwith or data transfer of USB compared to a standard interface that integrated or dedicated video cards use.

  • ecinue_13 Apr 03, 2011

    uhm some games are laggy and some application are slow to open i think if i put an external video card it will increase the speed or performance, thats why i want to know if it is okay or it is possible to put xternal video card., thanks.,

  • Mark Schmit
    Mark Schmit Apr 03, 2011

    As stated in an earlier comment, any upgrarde would run through USB and will provide no performance advantage what so every. If applications open slowly, it is more likely you need more system memory or you have too many applications running in the back ground.



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