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Old 02-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I know that you can't upgrade a video card that is integrated but I wasn't sure if this computer has an integrated chip or if it is separate and able to upgrade.

Acer Aspire AS7750G-6854 LX.RU302.039 Notebook PC

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Acer Aspire Core i5, 4GB, 17.3 Black Notebook at CircuitCity.com
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Even though it is a dedicated card, it can still be part of the motherboard. About the only way you can be sure is if you open it up.

Typically, only the $1,000+ have removable video cards, but not always.

Just to ask, why do you want to change out the GFX?
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Your Acer Aspire AS7750G-6854 has an integrated GPU.
AMD Radeon

Edit: I believe it is actually a chip as MOM says, but I do not think that it's considered upgradeable or changeable as AMD describes it as such "Cutting-edge integrated display support"
It seems that AMD considers it integrated, it is likely non removable even if it's in a socket of some sort.
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Even though it is a dedicated card, it can still be part of the motherboard. About the only way you can be sure is if you open it up.

Typically, only the $1,000+ have removable video cards, but not always.

Just to ask, why do you want to change out the GFX?
I was wanting to be able to play some more graphic intensive games and I don't have room to get a desktop.

Was hoping to only spend like 800 bucks but i guess im going to have to spring for the more expensive laptops
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Are you sure that you don't have room for a laptop?
A desktop will blow away most laptops in the same price range in terms of gaming performance.
If there's any way you can find room for a desktop, and you don't need a laptop for portability, I recommend you get a desktop.
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Well this year I don't need mobility but I am going to college next semester and I will need a laptop for my classes.
But i might be able to get a small netbook or a tablet for classes. What do you recommend for a desktop for like 600-800 bucks?
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Build your own
Here's something that I came up with as a rough idea. I have to go so I will post the links.
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52300
Newegg.com - OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
Newegg.com - G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
Newegg.com - Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg.com - XFX Double D HD-685X-ZDFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Would it be cheaper to just build my own? Haven't built a pc for at least a few years so i am sure they make it alot harder.
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What Ghost said above, build it yourself. It's actually gotten easier. All you have to do is make sure the pieces work together.
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Sweet I might just do that then. Probably my last question, where should I get my parts? Newegg? Tiger Direct? or should I just shop around at different places
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