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Old 07-01-2010, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey

Well basically, my laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L500-19z
My graphics card is a crappy Mobile Intel series 4 family chipset.

I originally bought the laptop at Christmas (2009) for everything: Social Networking, coursework, a little gaming etc. But at the time I didn't think it was rubbish for big games (such as Dragon Age: Origins).
So anyway, I was wondering if it is actually possible to replace my graphics card?
I'm looking at the PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS PCI-E Graphics Card, but is that even compatible with laptops?

My game is quite laggy, it's OK 50% of the time but it gets quite annoying when you're trying to battle and it takes about 5/10 seconds for an ability to actually work (if it even does!)

Are there any graphics cards out there that I can use? Or can I even replace my graphics card, or increase the performance of my game?

Thanks in advance (:
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Default Re: Replacing my laptop graphics card? :/

Unfortunately you can't upgrade the GPU in that laptop. You are stuck with what you have.
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gurusan is correct. You can not easily slip in and out laptop gfx cards. Even dedicated ones are hard to find but by the same model.
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