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Graphics card for a laptop?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
May 16, 2012 11:56:45 PM

I am looking to get a dedicated graphics card for my HP Pavilion DV6... is that possible to have a dedicated graphics card in addition to the Intel Integrated Graphics and if so which cards will work? I want a pretty good one so I can play games like Diablo III and The Witcher.

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May 17, 2012 1:49:16 AM

The DV6 does show dedicated video cards as an option, meaning it probably has an MXM 3.0 slot in it for that purpose. Contact HP and find out what models are available. They should include the necessary heat sinks and hardware to install if you order from HP.

HP shows these as available for the DV6 when ordering new:

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 630M Graphics with 1GB GDDR3 memory [HDMI, VGA]

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 1GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]

I would recommend the 650 1gb. You are never going to use 2Gb for the 650, it wouldnt be worth the investment.
May 17, 2012 1:56:09 AM

HP shows a number of dedicated cards available for the DV6. Contact them for part numbers and cost. It is possible that the DV6 has an MXM 3.0 slot for discrete gfx.
May 17, 2012 2:28:27 AM

I just called tech support and they said there isn't a slot for a graphics card.