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October 10, 2013 10:37:44 AM

I have a NP530u4c, it has an intel HM76 with a 3rd gen i5 337u + intel HD4000. It also has a nVidia GT 620M which sucks so bad.

Game debate for HM76:
http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...

Official Page :
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/hm76-mo...

I think it can accomodate another Graphic Card, I dont really care about warranty since its useless without a decent graphic card anyway~

Oh and no I cant really buy a new laptop :/ 
October 10, 2013 10:41:43 AM

so this is a laptop? you cant upgrade the graphics card.
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October 10, 2013 10:42:56 AM

Typically you can't replace the video card in a laptop.
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October 10, 2013 10:52:01 AM

kgrevemberg said:
so this is a laptop? you cant upgrade the graphics card.

but since there is already the gt 620m and obviously there is the port , why there is no chance of upgradation ?
and what about ram it has 6 gb ram and the motherboard can go upto 16
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October 10, 2013 11:00:00 AM

lets say you are able to upgrade the card. you will need to somehow get a bigger power source in there also, no? ram in a laptop is plug and play so u can swap that out
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October 10, 2013 11:02:45 AM

Having a GT620m does NOT mean it has a "port" (as you call it). In most cases they are solidered right onto the motherboard.

You're linking to a generic chipset from Intel - not to the specific motherboard used by manufacturer.

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October 10, 2013 11:06:37 AM

Here's a picture of your motherboard:

http://www.google.com/imgres?safe=active&sa=X&rls=com.m...

You'll notice that there are removeable memory slot but no place to change the video card.
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October 10, 2013 11:17:17 AM

namdlo said:
Here's a picture of your motherboard:

http://www.google.com/imgres?safe=active&sa=X&rls=com.m...

You'll notice that there are removeable memory slot but no place to change the video card.


Isn't that cut supposed to be the cut for the fan where the graphic chip sits underneath ?
And Yea well even though thats a different model I think Samsung wouldn't leave space for upgrade *sighs dejectedly*
As far as power consumption goes its optimus technology so I guess it doesn't matter a lot.

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October 10, 2013 11:23:40 AM

Bottom line, its cant be done. Namdlo is giving concrete evidence.
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October 10, 2013 11:27:49 AM

kgrevemberg said:
Bottom line, its cant be done. Namdlo is giving concrete evidence.


I guess well, so it'll go to trash. Anyway just for knowledge are mobility graphic card sold like the normal ones ?
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October 10, 2013 11:31:02 AM

nope. in a way i guess if you search around but not in the same way that a regular gpu would be sold
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October 10, 2013 11:38:57 AM

I've seen a handful of laptops over time where you could change the video card. Typically those are only ones where there were multiple options when you bought the item - Dell used to do this a LONG time ago.

I wouldn't say the machine is "trash" but if you need a better video card then you're probably going to want to buy a different machine.

This is one of the disadvantages of buying a laptop - limited upgradability. If you looking for something that'll "last longer" buy a desktop.
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