How can I check if my laptop's GPU is onboard or not?

By unknown2468 ยท 7 replies
Apr 5, 2012
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  1. How can i check in windows 7 if my laptop's gpu is onboard or not?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It is most likely on-board. What is the model number (and service tag or serial number) of the laptop?
  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Most likely on-board, as Tmagic said. It's usually printed on a label located in the lower right-hand corner.
    I don't see how you can add a GPU to a laptop like you would to a desktop.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Marnomancer - Some laptops do have replaceable graphics cards, such as the Toshiba Satellite p100/p105. Although, I imagine if he had one of those, he wouldn't be asking this question.
  5. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Hmm..I didn't know that...
    Anyway, thanks for the information. :)
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yeah I know that some laptops have removable graphics cards. They do look kind of weird

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  7. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Looks like an ancient piece of technology. :haha:
    I mostly like anything that's sleek, black, glossy and fast. Alienware!
    So to the original thread's creator: If your laptop looks wierd, it *could* have an addon card, otherwise not. The Toshiba doesn't look that wierd though.
  8. Chase

    Chase TS Rookie

    Check device manager to see what GPU you have, then google your laptop model and see if the GPU is dedicated or onboard, another way is to check if you can buy a replacement GPU for your laptop on google, if you find it you'll know it's dedicated.

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