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    I want NVDIA Graphics card but not sure how to get it...


    Hello i bought my laptop 4 going on 5 years ago.Long story short intel graphics are not that good. I would like NVDIA graphics but not sure it i should take it to a Tech to have it done or if i am able to install them. Please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenV2 View Post
    Hello i bought my laptop 4 going on 5 years ago.Long story short intel graphics are not that good. I would like NVDIA graphics but not sure it i should take it to a Tech to have it done or if i am able to install them. Please help
    That depends on if laptop has interchangeable graphic card or not. Most of them have GPU integrated as a part of MB and/or CPU.
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    No, not likely, Laptops are not like desktops with easily interchangeable components. The graphics processor is usually built right into the motherboard. You can't just unplug it and replace it with another one. Even those with a separate daughter board require a special card from the manufacturer to fit it. The only way you could get NVidia graphics on your laptop is if it was an optional extra offered by the manufacturer for your specific make and model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    No, not likely, Laptops are not like desktops with easily interchangeable components. The graphics processor is usually built right into the motherboard. You can't just unplug it and replace it with another one. Even those with a separate daughter board require a special card from the manufacturer to fit it. The only way you could get NVidia graphics on your laptop is if it was an optional extra offered by the manufacturer for your specific make and model.


    There were some high end laptops a few years back that had mini graphics cards that could be replaced/updated. They were very few and far between. Most likely your laptop is stuck with what it has.
    Last edited by popeye; 25 May 2015 at 10:07.
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    Yep 4 to 5 years sounds like your due for a new one Asus uses NVidia Graphics cards in some of there notebooks
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    In my case i have a G580 with Geforce 610M
    The change i can do with it's graphics card is replacing the 1GB vRAM version 610M to 2 GB VRAM which wpn't make big change
    In laptops you ate stuck with what you have bought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    In my case i have a G580 with Geforce 610M
    The change i can do with it's graphics card is replacing the 1GB vRAM version 610M to 2 GB VRAM which wpn't make big change
    In laptops you ate stuck with what you have bought
    For most people, yes they are stuck with what they bought. Hard drive, RAM and maybe the WIFI module are about all you can usually change. Easily anyway. A CPU swap may be doable but not easy. Most times swapping the GPU is not an option. And even when you can, like in your case, your options are very limited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    The change i can do with it's graphics card is replacing the 1GB vRAM version 610M to 2 GB VRAM which wpn't make big change.
    Kind of the whole point. Yes, minor changes are doable but nothing that is going to transform a laptop from one level to the next. There are decent gaming laptops for two to three thousand dollars. Asus has some in the $12-15 hundred dollar range, no idea if they are any good.

    My laptop is 3 years old now. It can play some newer games at low to mid settings but I wouldn't consider it a gaming laptop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    The change i can do with it's graphics card is replacing the 1GB vRAM version 610M to 2 GB VRAM which wpn't make big change.
    Kind of the whole point. Yes, minor changes are doable but nothing that is going to transform a laptop from one level to the next. There are decent gaming laptops for two to three thousand dollars. Asus has some in the $12-15 hundred dollar range, no idea if they are any good.
    Yeah, 1 custom made board for another custom made board that will only fit in that make and model laptop.
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    Reasons why i like desktops !! Laptops are good when need or want to be mobile with a PC.
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