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Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500MHD

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 7, 2009 6:10:32 AM

Hi, I'm wondering if i can upgrade my graphics card in my laptop, it's bogging down the rest of my system and I would like the OPTION to play slightly higher end games. I can't find any information on IF I can upgrade or not.
(Laptops are always difficult in this field..)
I'm not sure.. but i believe the slot is PCI-E 16x (which is a pretty standard slot)

Any suggestions or advice would be amazing!

I have a:

Sony Vaio - VGN-FW351J

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition

Multi CPU:
CPU #0 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, 1993 MHz
CPU #1 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz, 1993 MHz

System Memory 3936 MB
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (1883664 KB)
Video Adapter Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family (1883664 KB)
Audio Adapter High Definition Audio Controller [NoDB]

C: (NTFS) 51199 MB (9627 MB free)
D: (NTFS) 237947 MB (177337 MB free)
H: (NTFS) 953867 MB (590366 MB free)
Total Size 1213.9 GB (759.1 GB free)

IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
IDE Controller Ricoh Memory Stick Host Controller
IDE Controller Ricoh SD Host Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Disk Drive TOSHIBA MK3252GSX (298 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive Ricoh Memory Stick Disk Device
Disk Drive Ricoh SD/MMC Disk Device
Disk Drive WDC WD10 EAVS-98D7B0 USB Device (931 GB, USB)
Optical Drive Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S

Thank you!!!

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March 7, 2009 3:42:28 PM

laptop video cards aren't upgradable, end of story unfortunately. and while it is pci-e x16, it's not the same physical slot as on a desktop computer. and a standard video card probably uses more power than the whole laptop. sorry, but if you want to play games, you'll have to get a new computer.
March 7, 2009 9:17:26 PM

Laptop GPU's arent upgradable, Looks like your gonna be stuck with the 4500 unless you buy a new laptop.
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March 8, 2009 3:41:37 AM

Actually with effort you can swap your laptop GPU if you have the right MXM module, cooling and PSU. But As far as I know the 4500MHD is and IGP so you cant upgrade
March 8, 2009 8:28:12 AM

short answer no. you bought a sony. Man, you so got ripped off.