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Q: Laptop Video Card

Hi Everyone, I have a question about my laptop. The video card that is in it dosen't work well on games. Is it possible to get a new video card to put in a laptop? How much do they cost?

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A: Laptop Video Card

Post your laptops Make / Model number, but most likely the answer to your question is no.

Inqui

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.390347/
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Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

I looked in a shop and they said "a laptop graphic card can not be changed."

Can a laptop graphic card be changed??
(Nvidia geforce go 6150)

Please help
With many thanks,
Ritesh

A:Can you change a laptop video card/graphic card?

Unless the laptop has onboard graphics, there is no reason why the card can't be changed.

Of course, I am not very knowledgeable with GFX cards, so I can't necessarily tell whether is has onboard graphics or not.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/66156-can-you-change-laptop-video-card-graphic-card.html
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A:Can I Upgrade my Laptop's Video Card? Samsung Laptop RV411

Laptop video is a chip on the motherboard. The only way to upgrade would be to replace the motherboard.

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my dell laptop has 2.5 MB of video RAM

cud i upgrade and wud it be worth it?

i just want it to run my NES emu!

lol

(i own the games so its not illegal )
 

A:video card for laptop?

You can't upgrade the video on 99% of the laptops in the world, and you own one of that 99%.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-for-laptop.396854/
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A:Laptop video card

In a way, yes, they are the same....

PC video cards are typically on a card because it can fit more things on there - capacitors, memory, etc. However, the main component of the graphics card is the chipset. Most laptops will have this chipset, which makes the graphics and everything, but will have the other parts, like memory, scattered about the motherboard (or it will use some of the memory you install). The reason you can not upgrade this chip is because it is soldered into the motherboard - upgrading it would require you to unsolder it and put the new one in, while making sure each connection is perfect. This is way too much work for the average user to do, plus the fact that the motherboard would have to be reconfigured to fit the new video. I think some laptops made it so you could upgrade the video, but I'm not sure which ones, and how they worked. But for the most part, upgrading the video on a laptop is not possible.
 

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Is it possible to connect external monitor?
 

A:laptop without video card

I thought laptop graphics were integrated(non removable), except some newer models, so how did you remove the graphics? Do you mean a memory module?

There are some usb graphics cards, which may help.(but they can't do any gaming).
 

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A:Can I get a better video card in my laptop??

if your graphics processor is integrated into the motherboard, and almost all of them are. then no there is no "getting around" it.
 

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A:where can i get a video card for my laptop?

If it's upgradeable at all, it will be only to a small list of compatible cards. Start with checking the manual for the computer. If there's nothing specific there, you'll need to contact Alienware to ask if the card can be changed and if so what models are available.

Laptop video cards are generally not upgradeable, but in a high-end gaming system, there may be a couple of options. However, laptop video cards are not upgradeable in the same way desktop cards are.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/where-can-i-get-a-video-card-for-my-laptop.617866/
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A:help with my laptop video card...

Is it possible?Click to expand...

the answer, in a word, is: no
 

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is there any way to shift my video card back to the original nvidia video card?? (P.S. I tried disabling the Intel video card and the screen went black and tried removing and it reinstalls after reboot) Thank you guys.

A:laptop having two different video card

Go to Device Manager and check under "Display Adapters" and see if your nVidia card is enabled under the "Driver" tab.

Next thing I'd check is the Power Options, and you can access this by right clicking on the battery Icon in the bottom left tray. I'd see if that is on High Performance setting or Balanced. I would set it at High Performance to see if it changes it.

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anyways my question is this, I havent seen many places online where you can buy a new video card for a laptop, and im wondering where a good place would be and what kind I should get? I was thinking something along the lines of a Mobility Radeon 9600, or something that I wouldnt have to replace for a while.

any suggestions would be great, thx
 

A:laptop video card

Have you researched the board to assure the board will accept alternate video graphics cards? Look first at what Dell has to offer from their online store, which will give you a good idea of what is possible on the Inspiron 1720, then look at the premier sites such as www.newegg.com

Be cautious as you decide, as you do not want to introduce new cooling and heat problems. Those Inspirons are persnickity about such things.
 

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An explanation would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Laptop Video Card

There is no option to upgrade the video card on that laptop I'm afraid.. it's integrated on the motherboard/chipset. Only a few laptops offer the ability to upgrade the videocard, unfortunately.
 

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A:Laptop Video Card

Some Laptops have this function to upgrade the video card but not very many and yours I believe is not upgradable
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.1053726/
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A:Laptop Video Card

No, you're pretty much stuck with what you've got on a laptop - as the video card is usually built into the motherboard to save space.

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A:laptop video card

Richlife,
quote:
Can anyone help me with changing a laptop video card?

you're probably not going to get an answer to that question as you've worded it,
laptop graphics come from a 'chip' that is 'soldered' to the mb,
not 'inserted' into a socket / slot,

UNLESS,
you have something like this,
http://mobilityph.blogspot.com/2007/04/most-overclockable-and-upgradeable.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card.698409/
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I run Vista 32 home premium
 

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Any help?
 

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A:Faulty Laptop Video Card

The low level functions of the video card use a vga vesa driver
that does not activate the hardware accelleration.
The problems you ar e having when the driver loads indicates
bad hardware and not a driver problem.
Being as it is a 6800 go card,it is probably replacable.
It would need to be replaced with the exact same type of card,
but not necessarily the same model.
If you want to try a newer driver,you would need to uninstall the old
one from start/control panel/add remove programs.
Download a driver here.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-laptop-video-card.780794/
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A:Upgrading video card in HP laptop?

Pompeius, for a laptop that is quite a powerful system, I do not think there is any need for better graphics, you should be able to play newest games like crysis, COD4, ... Especially like the 3 gigs of ram Why do you want to upgrade anyway? Not happy with the system? It's pretty good tho... (better then my desktop...)

Amplid

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A:Upgradeing laptop video card!

I am afraid you can not upgrade the graphics card in a laptop as it is built in to the motherboard and doing so would basically involve buying a new laptop. So in short it is not possible I am sorry... sucky graphics it is unless you buy a whole new laptop...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgradeing-laptop-video-card.727660/
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A:External Laptop Video Card

I know external sound cards, NICs exist, but video adapters... I don't think so
 

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A:Updating laptop video card

The graphics controller is part of the system board in this laptop, so upgrading isn't possible.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-laptop-video-card.1056762/
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A:Upgrading Video Card on Laptop

You can't upgrade the card in a laptop. Downgrading to XP would likely improve performance some, but be sure you can get drivers for everything before you do it.
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgrades

To my knowledge the video chip is built onto a laptop's mainboard, not connected as a separate card like on a desktop computer. To replace a video card on a laptop you'd have to replace the entire mainboard, which would then have to fit into the chassis. Not very likely to happen.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card-upgrades.830865/
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A:Laptop video card upgrade help.

not much you can do here. You have to almost completly disassemble your laptop to change the card, and last i recall, laptop cards dont really come much faster then the 8600 (not to mention they they are difficult to find from a retailer)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/laptop-video-card-upgrade-help.719220/
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A:What video card will work on my laptop?

I think you might be **** out of luck, I hope you still have your reciept because as far as I know you cannot replace the video card on laptops - laptops are tightly saudered and jammed together as compact as possible

Solutions
1. If you have a warranty I reccommend hitting it with a hammer and saying you bought it that way
2. Buy a desktop?
 

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A:Can I install a new video card into my laptop?

I have never heard of a video card for a laptop. I think they come built onto the mobo.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-install-a-new-video-card-into-my-laptop.663079/
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A:Laptop Video Card Issues

Since your running Vista please note that the required video card memory is 128 MB and it should support Direct 10X. I recommend that you check first your motherboard manual and see if your onboard video card can be upgraded to 128 MB. Since your using a laptop your RAM memory is shared to your video card. Ex. if your computer has a 256 MB of RAM and you have a video card that can have 64 MB of memory, this will be taken from your RAM so the remaining 192 MB will be used by your computer and the 64 MB will be used by your video card.
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Expansion

It would be good to know your current laptop brand and model, OS, configuration, and memory possibilities,
 

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A:Laptop with chipset Video card anything I can do?

well, the GMA doesnt have the balls for any gaming except the occasional game of GTA, unfortunately alot of laptops arent upgradable in the video aspects.

but some are, i doubt that this one is or that it would even be worth it really.
 

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A:Can I put a cheap video card in my laptop?

All that info. And you didn't say what computer you have.
By the way, most laptops cannot have their onboard Video card updated (as the Video is connected to the actual Mobo).

Any further help, please put your System Specs information in your Profile
 

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A:Is it possible to upgrade a video card on a laptop?

I've already posted this on the portable forum, but i've gotten no replies so i figured i'd try here.

I just bought my laptop about 6 months ago.

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Upgrading a laptop other than disk and RAM is not easy. I would probably buy another laptop suitable for the task.

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hi.

it would seem an alternative without risky bios flash etc. that price is right . new lappy or...

http://shop.ebay.com/sis.html?_nkw=MXM+Graphics+Card+nVIDIA+GeForce+8600M+GT+laptop+8600
 

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A:Laptop Video Card Upgradability

But the problem is, just where would you "put in an external graphics card" on a laptop.

Consider the relative sizes, and you will see why "integrated graphics" is very common (probably essential) to keep the size and power use down (getting rid of the heat is yet another issue).

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Hello cgcomeaux,
What card do have at the moment ?, if it's the one below then i dont think you will be able to upgrade, (unless you are handy with a soldering iron), as it is integrated into the Motherboard.
Check in device manager and see what is installed.


Intel? 4500MHD Graphics Accelerator

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A:Laptop Video Card: Upgradable?? Please Help!

You should check your laptop manual or website.

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Its a notebook. Not a gaming desktop computer.

There is no video card you can buy and stick in it.

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I am sorry to say that as far as I know it is integrated Video Card and you cannot upgrade it.
 

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A:Changing Laptop Video Card?

Most likely it won't be upgradable, as laptop graphics are currently proprietary and usually not upgradable.

Lenovo makes the thinkpad now, but IBM used to, so I'm not sure where that leaves you on end user support/upgrades if it's old enough to be from IBM but new enough that it'd still be under upgrades/warranty)

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Hi

Sounds like you are looking in Device Manager
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nayr65 said:



I just bought a brand new Sony Vaio PCG-K47 laptop. Like an *****, i wasn't paying attention to the graphics card. It is only has 64 MB of video memory. Needless to say it sucks ***. I'm looking to either upgrade the hardware, or find a software solution somehow to "share" my system memory. I have 1 GB of RAM, so thats not an issue. The only hardware option I might have is either USB or a PCMCIA Cardbus Slot type II/I. My graphics card is integrated on my motherboard, so I am all out of ideas. Please help?Click to expand...

Since it's integrated you can't turn it off so your most likely to be stuck with it. Unless you whant to spend alot of money and change the mothderboard to pci. :wave: :wave:

Good luck,

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If it's under warranty, or whatever you call it where you are, don't touch it, take it back to the shop.

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A:Can you upgrade an integrated laptop video card?

Most laptops are not good at playing the more intensive games. Desktops are more suited for game playing. Your Dell laptop has on-board or integrated video. This CANNOT be upgraded. You are already running 2GB of system memory. I don't know if you can increase this any more. You could allocate more memory to be used by the video processor. You didn't mention how big the hard drive is or how much free space is left on it. This matters. The power supply is irrelevent. In laptop power supplies, you get what you get
 

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A:Laptop/ Video Card Won't Recognize Second Monitor

Hello dukeagles21 and welcome to Seven Forums.
Try the monitor and projector on another computer to eliminate them as being faulty or not. If indeed they both work it remains that there is something wrong with the lap top somewhere.

Was it by chance dropped or received a hard knock?

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http://www.legge40.freeserve.co.uk/BuyerBeware.htm
 

A:Laptop/notebook video-card drivers

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What laptop do you have ?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/laptop-notebook-video-card-drivers.4088/
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A:Possible Video Card Extension For Toshiba Laptop?

go to this site and when you get to page 3 it shows the video card its possible to get a new one.
http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/toshiba-satellite-p105/take-apart-1.htm

good luck
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/possible-video-card-extension-for-toshiba-laptop.853586/
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I work at Best Buy so I don't usually search around the internet too much for laptops, but for the best gaming laptop I would recommend almost any of the ASUS products.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=pcat17071&type=page&ks=960&st=asus+laptop&sc=Global&cp=1&sp=&qp=crootcategoryid%23%23-1%23%23-1~~q61737573206c6170746f70~~cabcat0500000%23%232%23%237~~ncabcat0502000%23%233%23%235&list=y&usc=All+Categories&nrp=15&iht=n

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A:Video card upgrade for a Toshiba U505 Laptop

Where do you see that it can use a real graphics card? I do not see that anywhere in the specs you linked to.

Next upgrading a laptop is almost always an exercise in futility. You can add ram or a larger hd, however that is just about it. When you attempt a faster cpu or something like that, you run into pw supply issues AND the big issue; cooling.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/video-card-upgrade-for-a-toshiba-u505-laptop.867292/
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A:HP P059NG laptop video card amd r7 m260 not working

Hello, @zygis Welcome to the HP Forums.I will try to explain to you how the dual GPU system works. This may provide some understanding as to why it appears the R7 card isn't working. All information can be located in this document: Switchable Graphics on Notebooks Configured with Dual AMD GPUs."it might appear that the application is incorrectly using integrated graphics processor when the application is running "--- "This feature is working as intended".Here is a breakdown.Your notebook runs AMD Quad-Core A8-6410, for a processor. By default it will always run and show the R5 for graphics, there is not changing as there is no primary. This is just what's used by determination. The activation of the R7, is done with in the program when required only if it's needed. If your running an application with Direct X9, you'll only ever use the R5 due to having the AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 processor. (explained in the above document)If the application uses Direct X10/11, it will use both. Not one over the other but both. That being said, the only one you'll see is the R5, the R7 is activated by the application, there are no settings involved.If the application uses OpenGL, it will only use the R5.  All other times, it will only use the R5.You can use a utility (GPUz), to try and monitor so that you can see both are being used when required. Though this won't be often and is only if the application your using requires it. If you're playing games you can check what they use in the spec's section on their websites.  It's your choice and may cause issues, but if you absolutely want the R7 to work, you can try disabling the R5 from Device Manager. That would make the only source the R7.  I hope this can help and explains how dual graphics works.Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

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A:video card replacement for gateway m675 laptop

ooo.. laptop.. maybe a bit tricky there..

Basicaly, do you have any experience opening a laptop? Laptop and desktop is somewhat different, since desktop has more easier access to fix stuff..

If its under warranty then send it off (easy way out) just make sure you backup your data beforehand..

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fans not turning is obviously not a good sign
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/hp-laptop-screen-issues-maybe-overheating-or-video-card.514228/
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A:Upgrading Video Card on Gateway MP8708 Laptop

Internal video card?

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but in your case you should be able to upgrade yourself if you know what your doing. If gateway wont upgrade it for you then i would say find a 3rd party that will.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-video-card-on-gateway-mp8708-laptop.674778/
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A:Copper Plate Over Video Card (Toshiba A65 Laptop)

bump
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copper-plate-over-video-card-toshiba-a65-laptop.592842/
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A:Can you adjust shared video card memory on a laptop?

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A:Cannot find XP-friendly video card drivers for HP laptop

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/cannot-find-xp-friendly-video-card-drivers-for-hp-laptop.714563/
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Just used the restore disks to install Windows XPClick to expand...

This is the Windows 7 forum. Please click the link and then delete this post and repost at the Windows XP Forum.

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