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How to Upgrade Laptop's Graphics?

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December 11, 2008 10:51:51 AM

I have a Gigabyte W566N with Core 2 Duo T7250 Processor and NB8P GPU (GeForce 8400GS 256MB). How can I upgrade my Graphics? I heard about MXM technology that able to upgrade easily the Graphic Accelerator... but I don't know if my laptop have MXM port, and which other option do I have except for external solutions?

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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2008 4:24:54 PM

You don't really have options. I doubt Gigabyte uses MXM - they aren't on mxm-upgrade. 98% chance you're stuck with the 8400.
December 15, 2008 11:59:07 AM

no you cant upgrade laptop graphics.

in the early years of 2003 some dell and acer laptops came out with a detachable graphic card they wanted to make those upgradable but the costs and the hassle was not worth it so they shut it down. so now all motherboards for laptops come with built in graphic cards.
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a b D Laptop
December 15, 2008 2:35:44 PM

cheaptofix said:
no you cant upgrade laptop graphics.

in the early years of 2003 some dell and acer laptops came out with a detachable graphic card they wanted to make those upgradable but the costs and the hassle was not worth it so they shut it down. so now all motherboards for laptops come with built in graphic cards.



Not entirely true. There still are companies that use the MXM slots. Clevo/ Sager being one of them. My laptop's graphics can be upgraded and it's only a year old. My brother's 2-3 year old Dell can be as well. There is also a new Arima laptop that can be upgraded.
December 15, 2008 7:37:32 PM

Does someone know specifications of GIGABYTE W566N motherboard..?
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