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Windows 7: How do i change my Laptop Graphics Card?

09 Jan 2013   #11
indianacarnie

 

A gaming laptop is what you need. You can find some halfway decent deals if you look. I would recommend the Asus G series, but then I'm biased. I've seen refurbished ones (G73 and G74's) for around $1000. If you try to change out your cpu/gpu you'll MOST LIKELY destroy your machine.


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09 Jan 2013   #12
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Forget it. It will not work. The heat of any higher performance component will kill you. Normal laptops are no gaming machines. The whole cooling system is not layed out for that. Get a desktop. There you have a lot of options.

And guys, don't encourage him to do that. He'll kill his nice little laptop.

I'm not encouraging at all just merely pointing out an option. It's up to the user to do the research of what will and will not work as for as upgrades and how it will effect the unit, whether in a negative or positive way.

You are absolutely right that an upgrade to higher end CPU will bring in the cooling system into question. It was just an option...although not recommended...but still an option none the less.
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09 Jan 2013   #13
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Forget it. It will not work. The heat of any higher performance component will kill you. Normal laptops are no gaming machines. The whole cooling system is not layed out for that. Get a desktop. There you have a lot of options.

And guys, don't encourage him to do that. He'll kill his nice little laptop.

I'm not encouraging at all just merely pointing out an option. It's up to the user to do the research of what will and will not work as for as upgrades and how it will effect the unit, whether in a negative or positive way.

You are absolutely right that an upgrade to higher end CPU will bring in the cooling system into question. It was just an option...although not recommended...but still an option none the less.
I don't think it would be an option at all. laptop motherboards are only designed to support specific components, plus I doubt the GPU is socketed, plus the cooling and power management aren't designed to and won't handle a higher specced GPU.

Plus I don't think the OP would have the expertise to actually modify a laptop without destroying it. I know I can't really.
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