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Upgrading Graphics Card (Help Please)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jbrown832, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. Jbrown832

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    I've heard not every laptop is compatible for a graphics card upgrade, so if anyone knows could you tell me if my laptops graphics card can be upgraded.

    I've got a HP G6000 Notebook. Here's some basic specs...

    Processer: AMD Athlon 64 X2 TK53 1.70 GHz
    RAM: 2gb
    160gb SATA Hard Disk Drive

    My current graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100

    The reason i'm looking to upgrade is for gaming purposes.

    Please leave feedback, thanks
     
  2. Waldo_II

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    No. You cannot upgrade a laptop's video card. External graphics cards do not exist. You will need a new laptop/desktop.
     
  3. Compiler

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    If they are not on the market yet, they will soon.

    Notebooks with PCIe-External ports. Allowing the user to ADD PCIe graphics cards to notebooks, of course outside the notebook itself. Some HIG-END notebooks have video slots, but those are tend to be specific to the manufacture.
     
  4. Jbrown832

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    How come they sell video cards then?
     
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    And people saying upgrade your graphics card to improve gameplay :confused:
     
  6. greed

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    On desktops its easy to upgrade them.
     
  7. Jbrown832

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    So theres no way to do it on a laptop?

    please tell me there is lol
     
  8. greed

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    Nope, I'm afraid not. On all standard commercial laptops the graphics cards are built in and cannot be changed. Only way to get a better graphics card on a laptop is to buy a new laptop I'm afraid.
     
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    If you want to run games on max, don't bother buying a laptop for gaming.
     
  10. Compiler

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    They sell video cards for desktop computers since they started making PCs. Theres room for it. Notebooks have more custom. only 5 or so on the market have internal slots and those are for SPECIAL graphic cards that cost a lot of money.

    Think you can fit this inside your notebook? It's heavier and thicker.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150205
     
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