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August 3, 2012 10:02:23 PM

Now, I'm not exactly complaining about my current graphics- but i was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my current laptop graphics with it being a dedicated card. I remember a few years ago I researched the same thing, and learned of MXM cards.

So really I have two questions, what kind of integrated PCI-E x16 slot do I have, and am I able to upgrade my card at all? (Short answer would be yes/no, and long answer would be yes with whatever problems, such as 'you may need a bios update', etc etc)

I currently have an HP dv6-6188ca

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CPU: AMD A8-3510MX Quad-Core w/ AMD Radeon HD6620G

Dedicated GPU: AMD Radeon HD6750M 1GB GDDR5

===Although I don't think you need the extra specs, I'll put them out there anyways===

RAM: 8GB DDR3

OS: Windows 7 Pro x64




On another note, I am not worried about overheating, as under full load with an overclocked CPU (the A8-MX is surprisingly overclockable on this laptop) and the dual-GPU stress testing... usually taps out at 58C. Cooling is not a problem.

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August 3, 2012 10:06:54 PM

Hello. You will not be able to upgrade the graphics card inside your laptop, however, there's a thing that's called ViDock that enabled you to connect a discrete desktop graphics card to your laptop and have it output video to another monitor.
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August 3, 2012 10:10:46 PM

No. 99% of laptops are not upgradable outside of RAM and hard drive. The only ones that are costs $2,000+.
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August 3, 2012 10:13:40 PM

Sunius said:
Hello. You will not be able to upgrade the graphics card inside your laptop, however, there's a thing that's called ViDock that enabled you to connect a discrete desktop graphics card to your laptop and have it output video to another monitor.


That's a bit saddening, researching MXM kind of got my hopes up. Ah, oh well. I'm still content with my laptop either way- I just felt like it'd be project material is all. Either way, thanks
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August 3, 2012 10:13:57 PM

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August 3, 2012 10:15:47 PM

Glad I helped ;) .
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