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Acer Extensa 4620, Itegrated Video Cards and nonintegrated video cards

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July 22, 2010 3:33:44 AM

ok so i have and Acer Extensa 4620 that has an integrated Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family and i want to play some games so everyone is saying that like 98% of all laptop are not upgradeable in most areas and but i think i might be one of the lucky one i have one of those EXTREEMLY in Depth spec of my computer and in the motherboard Section it say that i have 4 PCI-Express Slots Available and the other 2 or 3 are use and long (What ever that means) so i asked on yahoo answers and a lot of people said that i should be able to if i have pci express slots but im not sure so can you please help me and i know it will take a lot of dissasembleing of my computer and i am ready for that here it the specs on the mother board up to the pci not all of it


Mainboard info

Supported Slot Types: PCI, PCI Express
Manufacturer: Acer
Model: Biwa
Version: Rev
BIOS Vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
BIOS Version: V1.32
BIOS Release Date: 02/01/2008
BIOS Properties: Plug and Play, Flash, AGP


Card Slots

Card Slot
Order: 1
Designation: PCI Slot J8B3
Type: PCI
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Long

Card Slot
Order: 2
Designation: PCI Slot S9B1
Type: PCI
Characteristics:5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Long

Card Slot
Order: 3
Designation: PEG Slot J6B2
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Available, Long

Card Slot
Order: 4
Designation: PCI Express Slot J6B1
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: In Use, Long

Card Slot
Order: 5
Designation: PCI Express Slot J6D1
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: In Use, Long

Card Slot
Order: 6
Designation: PCI Express Slot J8B4
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Available, Long

Card Slot
Order: 7
Designation: PCI Express Slot J8D1
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Available, Long

Card Slot
Order: 8
Designation: PCI Express Slot J7B1
Type: PCI Express
Characteristics: 5.0V, 3.3V
Data Bus Width: 32 b
Details: Long


Read them all because some of them are different if you want to know more about the mainboard then ask there are also pci devices, system devices, and usb devices listed here
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July 22, 2010 4:25:25 AM

I hate to disagree with but I cannot find any of this information in the service manual. I am 99.9999% sure that you cannot upgrade the video since it is build into the chipset and there are no expension slots.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6469636/acer-travelmate-47204...


you might be able an external USB video card
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July 22, 2010 4:42:36 AM

Yea but acer has very bad things with all that help support and everything and they stop supporting this computer so i still might to be able
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July 22, 2010 4:45:05 AM

anyways ive seen a lot of people do this even though the thing didnt say anything and it didnt say specifically that i couldnt and sorry but i dont think i have the correct connection for the super good external video cards by nvidia and the others i might but i heard they are really bad
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July 23, 2010 11:08:33 AM

Emerald said:
I hate to disagree with but I cannot find any of this information in the service manual. I am 99.9999% sure that you cannot upgrade the video since it is build into the chipset and there are no expension slots.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6469636/acer-travelmate-47204...


you might be able an external USB video card


read my things above
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