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Laptop graphics cards (sorry if this may repeat a thread)

By jammy_gee
Sep 26, 2006
  1. hi people
    i currently have in possesion a Time laptop with a radeon igp 320m (m2mb) graphics card in (i was asked to find what was in it) and i was wondering can you upgrade graphics cards or are they only on board ones? If it can be upgraded they said they will but i told them (sorry this is my antie&uncle im talking about lol) that its probably not likely but im sure there is someone on here who will know a bit more and put my uncles mind at rest
    thanks guys and gals
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Only some very exclusive (and pretty unportable) laptop models come with replaceable graphics. I'd say 99.99% of laptop models have their graphics controllers hardwired and you have no way to replace them.
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I'd second Nodsu on that. The only way u can get a laptop graphic card is by getting a new laptop. Which I doubt u can.
     
  4. jammy_gee

    jammy_gee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i thought so guys, i just needed a second/third opinion, thanks for replying, just spoke to my uncle and just found out its my little cousins who is trying to play battle for middle earth 2 that wont run on it correctly, thanks for helping out though because i wasnt 100% sure myself :)
     
  5. rastafariporto

    rastafariporto TS Rookie

    i have a laptop myself and asked the same question. if you have agp you can't get a new one. if you have pci express (only the newest laptop have it) then it's possible

    hope it helped
     
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