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Laptop gpu upgrade on a ibm t42 thinkpad

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January 12, 2012 5:04:29 PM

Hello, i want to know if i can upgrade my gpu?
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January 13, 2012 1:03:33 AM

No like most laptops!
February 7, 2012 12:48:42 PM

the crunchy squirrell said:
Hello, i want to know if i can upgrade my gpu?


Hi. You can replace the motherboard with one with a better GPU (unless you already have the top of the range model already). It shouldn't be undertaken by a complete novice but its not to tricky if you have any experience taking a laptop apart.

I'm in the process of upgrading my T42 motherboard.
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February 7, 2012 3:01:14 PM

A T42 upgrade won't get you anywhere, it's limited to a slow CPU by today's standards and the top video card for it is also slow. Use the money to find a more current laptop, new or used.
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February 7, 2012 5:44:22 PM

ThinkPads are good laptops, but as stated, the T42 is a bit dated.

I got a T40 with a Penitum M @ 1.5GHz from 2003 and it's pretty difficult to multi-task with it compared to modern laptops / PCs. It still works fine, but the battery only lasts 2.5 hours now.

I can play some old DX8 games on it.
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