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Old 11-11-2007, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone

Ive a simple question, On most recent laptop (any brand like DELL, ACER, AlienWARE ect) i know we can upgrade parts like RAM, HDD and cards slots.

But what about the Graphic card and CPU can they be upgraded. After a laptop is bought, i decide to upgrade its Processor and the Graphic CArd. Can this be done????


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Old 11-11-2007, 12:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not really. Only in higher higher end models like Alienware laptops and the like. All others, things like the GPU and CPU are integrated together.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok, ill try to search more on the Alienware. i know they have performance reputation for gaming. Have to look more on the hardware side of those laptops there hardware architecture design are different, so i think they made the laptop like our Desktop PC where we can at anytime upgrade CPU and Graphic card.
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Default Re: Laptop hardware upgrade Simple question

You can usually upgrade the CPU because laptops have sockets, but you'll have to find one that fits your model. However, GPU's are almost always integrated, so you won't be able to upgrade graphics. SOME newer laptops are using removable graphics cards, but most (meaning, all but maybe one brand or so) are impossible to upgrade the graphics.
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