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  1. #1
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    How difficult is it to upgrade the graphics

    card on a laptop?

  2. #2
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    Chances are you are better off building a new laptop.

    I am not aware of any laptop that does not have the graphics card built into the mother board itself.
    Matt Armour
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  3. #3
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    Darnit....

    Thanks for responding though.

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by OpenReaction
    Chances are you are better off building a new laptop.

    I am not aware of any laptop that does not have the graphics card built into the mother board itself.
    Not true. There are many laptops where the G. card is not built into the mother board. It is especially the case for high-end laptops, or the ones targeted specifically for multimedia and gaming fans. But probably less than 5% of all laptops sold.

  5. #5
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    I just ment that chances are he would need to replace the whole system.

    What is wrong with the card? Are you looking for an upgrade or is the card gone bad?
    Matt Armour
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    Kit, it more depends on your laptop brand/model.

    I would suggest doing a good look on eBay. You might find just what you need.
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  7. #7
    Laptops aren't really made for high-end gaming anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheProdigy
    Laptops aren't really made for high-end gaming anyway!
    Your statement is most, I've played games on an SLI laptop already, some laptops are really made for gaming.


    Anyways, to answer the question, it depends on if you have a dedicated or shared video card. Like the others have mentioned, can you provide us with the model number of your laptop?

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    Its very unlikely, almost impossible being that you are considering an upgrade, that your laptop has a graphics card that isn't built into the motherboard. It doesn't matter if the memory is dedicated or shared if the card is fused into the mobo.

    Its new laptop time

  10. #10
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    considering laptop mfg's are releasing laptops that way 15lbs+ and have 19" lcd's with sli video cards, I would definitely say laptops can be used for high end gaming. :-)

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