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By claytoncmk ·
okay, this seems to be a repost of my other question asked previously (sorry for that!)

if a laptop is running on integrated graphics card, is it possible to attach another graphics card to it, then in setup mode, enable the other card as the primary graphics card and at the same time disable the integrated one?

or is there any other way that i can change the graphics card without changing the whole laptop?

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If you are good at stripping down a laptop.

And know what you are doing, the first thing you need to get is the service manual for your type of laptop. You will have to check out if it is possible to put in a new graphic card. Because of a very limited amount of space inside a laptop you are going to be hard pushed to fit one in. The only option is to change the graphics chip itself, so you will have to know what you are doing. If the laptop in question is working ok, why change it.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by OH Smeg In reply to gcard

As it depends entirely on the NB in question. Some have replaceable Video Cards and others have the Video Chip Set included on the M'Board. Depending on the NB that you have it may be possible to change the Video Card but generally speaking it is not possible to add another one.

You really need to look at the Service Manual for your NB here and see what is possible.

Though if you have a Nvidia Video in your NB it may be covered sometime shortly by a Recall. Currently Nvidia is having problems with some of their GPU's which appear to have a design problem with them. If these are recalled it will involve fitting a replacement M'Board to most NB's currently in service.

If you have a HP or Compaq NB you should look on the HP Web Site for Updated Video Drivers. While these drivers will not improve the actual Video Display they do switch on the fan at a lower Temp to prevent overheating issues with the Nvidia Video Chip Sets.

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