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Laptop Video card Upgrade

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December 21, 2010 8:03:38 PM

I am thinking about upgrading my video/graphics card in my laptop...I have an ATI radeon mobility HD 2600 and it isn't great...it can hardly run any games at their lowest setting. What would be a good step up from there.

Not sure if its necessary but im running windows 7 x64 (also playing with Ubuntu 10.04)

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz

4GB of RAM

Lenovo Y710 Laptop

Ask if anything is necessary...

Im a college student so im not looking to spend a huge amount...so definitely under $300
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December 21, 2010 9:06:15 PM

Normally, I need to crush people's dreams about upgrading their laptop's video card because for the majority of them it simply cannot be done. Generally speaking video card upgrades are limited to more expensive laptops; like $1,700+.

However, in your case you can. The Y710 takes a MXM II (consider it a "slot type") video card. Here's a Mobility Radeon HD 3650 for $120:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ATI-Mobility-Radeon-HD3650-MXM-...

Word of warning, you will probably need to update the BIOS in order to use it. Lenovo's site should have it. Additionally, you also need to verify that the BIOS update will recognize the card. If you install a video card that the BIOS does not recognize, then your screen may simply be blank.
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December 22, 2010 4:35:22 PM

Awesome....Thanks a lot for the help...this is perfect!
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October 21, 2011 8:18:46 PM

i have a HP Probook 4520s Core i5-430M is it possible to upgrade the card in this
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October 21, 2011 8:22:34 PM

johnpaul2101 said:
i have a HP Probook 4520s Core i5-430M is it possible to upgrade the card in this



It's better to start your own thread about this.
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October 21, 2011 8:26:31 PM

No, because your laptop only uses Intel integrated graphics; no laptops with that can be upgraded.

Also, 98% of all laptops cannot have their graphics card upgraded.
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October 21, 2011 8:28:16 PM

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