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Upgrading Graphics Card

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 30, 2010 4:04:45 PM


So I want to upgrade my GeForce 9800 GT to a GeForce GTX 460. I've been looking around on the web and I've been getting conflicting reports about compatibility and possible proprietary issues.

Alienware m51x Laptop Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9000 @ 2.80 GHz 4.00 GB 64-bit operating system
a c 539 U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 4:11:27 PM

I didn't know you could upgrade a laptop video card. If you can upgrade it, then there should be no problem changing out a 9800GT for a GTX460.
December 30, 2010 4:30:01 PM

Well alright, let's start there. Is it even possible to upgrade a laptop graphics card? I have no real experience with changing out internal hardware so this is all new to me.
a c 539 U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 4:33:26 PM

Here's a tidbit of info that may help (from another forum):

"Alienware usually has discrete laptop graphics cards, but they're usually proprietary and must be sourced from the manufacturer."