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

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Someone just told me I couldn't change my video card in my laptop because it is like all one piece, is there any way I can get around this?
 

iss

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

vnf4ultra

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Welcome to techspot.
On most laptops, the video can't be upgraded.

There is a chance you could get another video card, in a strange way. You could get a pcmcia adapter that connects to an external pci slot. You could put a pci video card in that slot, and then you'd have a pci video card connected to the laptop.
pcmcia to pci
http://www.mobl.com/expansion/products/cardbus_expansion/1slot/index.html
pci video card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814131411

There also are a few pcmcia video cards, but they are very expensive usually.
http://sewelldirect.com/vtbookpcmciacard.asp?source=froogle

These options will enable multiple monitors(2), but probably won't be any better for gaming, I don't know which you had in mind.
 
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vnf4ultra said:
These options will enable multiple monitors(2), but probably won't be any better for gaming, I don't know which you had in mind.
Why not, you have a good video card connected to your computer right? And yes I am searching for a better video card for the purpose of gaming. :p
 
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marioware said:
Why not, you have a good video card connected to your computer right? And yes I am searching for a better video card for the purpose of gaming. :p
Strike that, I just saw the $999 price tag on that converter so that's not even an option.
 

swker98

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marioware said:
Why not, you have a good video card connected to your computer right? And yes I am searching for a better video card for the purpose of gaming. :p
the reasion is that laptops use different slots and form factor then a pc thus it is very hard to replace or upgrade a veido card in a laptop

good luck in the hunt thoguh
 

izx2

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marioware said:
Strike that, I just saw the $999 price tag on that converter so that's not even an option.
$999... You can get a whole new laptop with that money. By the way, using PCI cards to do gaing is probably not the very best idea. I have a nVIDIA 5200 PCI and it could play CoD 2 and other new games but the quality isn't very good. Even if you used that converter you may not get the results you want, thus wasting money.
 
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