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Windows 7: Laptop Graphics Card

15 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Laptop Graphics Card

Can you install an upgraded graphics card on a laptop or is it not practical?

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15 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Only if the graphics card in the laptop is upgradeable in the first place. Some higher-end (mostly gaming) laptops, but only some. Most laptops come with onboard graphics and are not upgradeable at all.
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15 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

I dont think you can judging by your specs your laptop is using integrated graphics. Most laptops would tell you in the specifications if the card is upgradeable Sorry!!

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15 Aug 2011   #4

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Hi tsoccerstar, You may be able to upgrade to the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 or the Geforce 9400m as well as the intergrated graphic models of the I1750 there were also models that were able to accept the 2 cards I mentioned . Input your service tag # into the Dell website and get the original specs for your laptop then take it from there if you are one off the lucky ones
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15 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

From the searches I've done it looks like you have the Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics and this is not upgradeable. Sorry
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