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Can I upgrade my laptop graphics card?

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  • Hewlett Packard
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July 15, 2014 1:59:22 PM

Hi guys! I currently have a HP Envy dv7 7238hr notebook and I'm curious to know if it's possible to upgrade my graphics card and if so what cards would be compatible? Hp tech support said it was possible and said they had dedicated graphics card on their site but no luck, i even called the store customer service and still no luck. Thanks so much!

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July 15, 2014 2:05:41 PM

99% NO

laptop cpu and gpu isnt meant to be upgradable
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July 15, 2014 2:09:49 PM

^This
Though why HP would hire people that don't know this is beyond me.
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July 15, 2014 2:20:01 PM

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Hp tech support said it was possible


Haha...no.
Call them back. The next guy you get on the phone will say 'no'.
If for some reason he says 'yes', get him to quote a specific make/model/part number. (he can't)
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July 15, 2014 2:25:17 PM

If your laptop has integrated graphics (intel hd .... or if you have an amd a-....) then the answer is an immediate no.

If your laptop has dedicated graphics (nvidia or ati) then there may be a beter grahics card that HP made for that product line. Desktop graphics cards all use the same port and size (at least in height and width) standards, laptops on the hand vary from OEM to OEM and even model to model so you have a very limited amount of upgrades availible if any.
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July 15, 2014 2:51:43 PM

USAFRet said:
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Hp tech support said it was possible


Haha...no.
Call them back. The next guy you get on the phone will say 'no'.
If for some reason he says 'yes', get him to quote a specific make/model/part number. (he can't)


Yeah i thought it was a little weird when he said i had to get a dedicated graphics card to be able to do it then said that dedicated cards are external -_-
that shoulda been a sign right there...
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July 15, 2014 2:53:02 PM

What about upgrading my processor and ram?
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July 15, 2014 2:53:08 PM

ohh nvm you already said cpu.. oops
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July 15, 2014 2:55:14 PM

xAshliex said:
What about upgrading my processor and ram?


RAM? Possibly. Depends on what is already in there.
Processor? Possibly. But only within a certain range, and you probably won't see a significant performance increase.

In what way is it lacking currently?
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July 16, 2014 12:15:46 AM

^This, what do you want to improve?

Whatever it is, you're probably just better off getting another laptop as upgrading a laptop usually isn't worth the hassle.
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