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Intel 4500MHD Switchable graphics/external card?
Hey guys. I recently bought an Acer Travelmate 5740. I didn't realise how bad the 4500MHD graphics were and I have heard about external graphics cards and 'switchable graphics'.
I did a few googles but obviously I am searching the wrong stuff. I have a chipset that allows switchable graphics, so is there a way of upgrading my graphics to something better? I don't mind spending a bit of money to get a lot more bang for my buck and I have heard ATI has external graphics that sync with internal ones or something.
Would I be able to upgrade this card (or remove it for a better one) could I pay a professional to do that for me, and where would I buy the new GPU?
Thanks for helping.
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|12 Oct 2010||#2|
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Welcome to SevenForums.
I have heard about external graphics cards and 'switchable graphics'.
I realize this is about Nvidia but it also should apply with any combination of GPU's.
I have a chipset that allows switchable graphics, so is there a way of upgrading my graphics to something better?
Basically your stuck with what you have.
I have only been able to find this setup that allows for the use of a full size PCI-e graphics card.
The only video I could find on how it is setup http://www.externalgraphicscard.com/
This is really not a solution for your issue since this requires a laptop with a PCMCIA port, the MagmaBox1, additional LCD and a full size better graphic's card.
Also below this thread you'll see other threads on your graphics chip and also switchable graphics information.
Hope this helps answer some of your questions and I haven't made it to confusing as you can see I have edited this post(several times) trying to provide the best information available . Fabe
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