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Can you upgrade from integrated video cards?

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November 28, 2010 5:57:07 AM

I bought an Acer Aspire 5741a a while ago. It has a 2.26GHz Intel i3-350M processor, which is good, but it has integrated graphics and video (Intel HD Graphics), which is bad. I'm wondering whether I can upgrade it to a graphics card, preferably NVidia, not ATI. Can you find out: can my laptop support a dedicated card, what options there are, how much I'd be paying and can I play Call of Duty MW2 on that GPU? I know this is a big ask,but I'd really like to know!
a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 8:59:22 AM

No you can't upgrade/add a dedicated card on your laptop, you are stuck with your current onboard graphic, sorry buddy...
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November 28, 2010 9:04:08 AM

Thanks bit annoyed oh well again thanks
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a c 189 U Graphics card
November 28, 2010 9:07:59 AM

Most laptops aren't designed to upgrade, your laptop is one of them.
Your choice is stay with your current laptop or buy a new one with higher spec.
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November 28, 2010 7:23:42 PM

Or build a new Desktop. That's probably going to be the best way to go unless you need the portability of a laptop.
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November 28, 2010 7:46:10 PM

Firestar said:
Or build a new Desktop. That's probably going to be the best way to go unless you need the portability of a laptop.

Need the laptop mate. I'm a student. Need 2 be able to take it with me. Good suggestion though.
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December 8, 2010 2:13:53 PM

Best answer selected by BorderCollie.
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December 8, 2010 2:17:10 PM

ACTUALLY,

There are a few laptops out there that have an MXM card slot on them whereby you CAN buy a graphics card for the system. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer though, can be tricky to figure out which ones are compatible, and can be more expensive than buying a new laptop. I'd do some googling on MXM interfaces and see what turns up for your model.
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December 16, 2010 6:24:29 PM

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