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Windows 7: Is it possible to upgrade a laptop "chipset"?

13 Jan 2013   #1
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Is it possible to upgrade a laptop "chipset"?

I've just recently got a laptop and I was wondering if upgrading its video capabilities like you would on a desktop?


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13 Jan 2013   #2
Parman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Normally no because they're built into the motherboard.
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13 Jan 2013   #3
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

What Laptop do you have?. Full Make and Model?.

Although, Like the post above. Most laptops have the Graphics built into the motherboard.
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13 Jan 2013   #4
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried to assign more RAM to the Graphics Card in the bios?. Thats possibly the best change you can make. ( in regards to graphics )
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13 Jan 2013   #5
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parman View Post
Normally no because they're built into the motherboard.
Oh, I see, thanks for the information!
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13 Jan 2013   #6
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
Have you tried to assign more RAM to the Graphics Card in the bios?. Thats possibly the best change you can make. ( in regards to graphics )
How do I do that?
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13 Jan 2013   #7
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
What Laptop do you have?. Full Make and Model?.

Although, Like the post above. Most laptops have the Graphics built into the motherboard.
Lenovo ThinkPad T61 No.8898-6DG
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13 Jan 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

From your model number it shows a Smart Card slot. You may be able to find a GPU that would fit that.
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13 Jan 2013   #9
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
From your model number it shows a Smart Card slot. You may be able to find a GPU that would fit that.
I couldn't find a graphics SmartCard. Could you suggest one?
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13 Jan 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I can't find one on Newegg. I was going by the Wiki Article saying "external enclosures for desktop size PCI Express graphics cards" may be connected, but that would be a mess with one hanging out and finding power for it.
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