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Video card i would like to know aside from the video card on the motherboard, is there a external video card on it?if ever none can i buy a video card and install it? thanks a lot i appreciate if you have the answer to my problem

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There is not an external video card on the machine, nor is there any type of card available, just the one on the motherboard. On these models the video card is built into the board. It is replaceable, but requires a fairly good degree of technical knowledge and skill in order to change it. I realize this probably isn't what you want to hear, but there isn't a simple fix to it, sorry. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

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