OMG peoples. stop saying "oh tooo bad, you have to buy a new laptop" well continue reading. I have a Gateway NV53A laptop with the ati mobility radeon 4250 and AMD M880G chipset. Please, i want a good answer. Based on my chipset and laptop, can i upgrade my graphics card, and if yes, what are my upgrade options? And if you say i cant upgrade, tell me why! and it has to be related to my chipset. Im looking forward to responses
No you cannot. The graphic card is soldered into the motherboard. Your laptop needs a MXM slot to upgrade; either Type I, II, or III. The type defines the size format as more powerful cards requires a larger format size.
Generally speaking, at least 98% of laptops out there cannot have their graphic card upgraded. Those few that can be upgraded are gaming laptops to begin with and they generally start at $1,500. Not all gaming laptops can be upgraded either, only certain ones.