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Windows 7: Buying A New Graphics Card

11 Apr 2010   #1
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Buying A New Graphics Card

Hey guys, I think I am ready to buy a new Graphics Card for my Acer TravelMate 5520 laptop. The one I currently have is the ATI Radeon Express 1250.
This is the one that came with my laptop and don't think it is really good enough anymore.
Could anybody give me a few suggestions of any good Graphics Cards that will fit my laptop.
I am looking for improvement on the last Card but I don't really want to be spending too much money.
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11 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

You need a gfx card that is compatible with the MXM II standard.
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11 Apr 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Are you sure that you can upgrade your laptops graphic card... most can not...
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11 Apr 2010   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I don't really want to be spending too much money.
That's good because even if you could find one you wouldn't like the price. Also in most laptops the GPU is integrated or soldered to the motherboard and can not be changed. For the few that do happen to have the card socketed or in a slot it still isn't as easy as changing the video card in a desktop. You also can't just walk into any computer shop and buy one.

For the most part if you want a better graphics card in a laptop you have to buy a new laptop.
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11 Apr 2010   #5
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

How do I know if I can remove my Graphics Card or not?
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11 Apr 2010   #6
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
How do I know if I can remove my Graphics Card or not?
Google the laptops model along with how to change gfx card. I'm sure a bunch of links will show saying yes or no. The only real way to ensure a laptop with a changing gfx card is a dell, dare I say it. MXM is much harder to come by.
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11 Apr 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
How do I know if I can remove my Graphics Card or not?
Google the laptops model along with how to change gfx card. I'm sure a bunch of links will show saying yes or no. The only real way to ensure a laptop with a changing gfx card is a dell, dare I say it. MXM is much harder to come by.
Or you could just call tech support and get a definitive answer. Eliminates the guesswork.
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11 Apr 2010   #8
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjwilson94 View Post
How do I know if I can remove my Graphics Card or not?
Google the laptops model along with how to change gfx card. I'm sure a bunch of links will show saying yes or no. The only real way to ensure a laptop with a changing gfx card is a dell, dare I say it. MXM is much harder to come by.
Or you could just call tech support and get a definitive answer. Eliminates the guesswork.
That being you can understand people who barely speak english. It is IDT after all. Indian Dialect Telephone.
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11 Apr 2010   #9
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I'm pretty certain that his model has an MXM II slot. He should be able to upgrade his card if he likes.
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11 Apr 2010   #10
mjwilson94

Window 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Haha I like that one, I searched the internet and couldn't find anything. Might give it a try by looking in the manual, then as a last resort I shall call Tech Support.
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