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Old 01-12-2013, 07:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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System Name: NV59
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz
BIOS Name: Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Video card Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Installed Memory: 4.00 GB
Default Printer: Dell V510 Series (Network)

I was wondering out of curiosity if my laptop can handle a new graphics card like this for example:

XFX ONE R-Series Radeon HD 5450 ON-XFX1-PLS2 Video Card - 1GB DDR3, PCI-Express (x16), 1x Dual-Link DVI-I, 1x D-Sub (VGA), 1x HDMI, DirectX 11, Low Profile, Heatsink at TigerDirect.com

If not, what would be required?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Default Re: Can My Laptop Use This Card?

No, sorry. For you to get a new video card in a laptop the entire motherboard would have to be replaced.
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Laptops can't use desktop cards.
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