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Can i upgrade my gateway laptop with ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics card

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
December 10, 2010 2:57:36 PM

Hello,I just bought this
Gateway 15.6" LCD Tri-Core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD Laptop Computer with a ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics with Microsoft DirectX 10

I have a sony vaio like 4 years old its hyper threading 3.2 ghz single core with 2 gb ram and ge force gt240.
I am not really having many issues with my desktop right now other than the processor , what do you think about this upgrade and is it better!!

and if its not can I upgrade the graphics card in this new laptop
December 10, 2010 2:58:53 PM

more info about laptop:


The Key Specs

Model #:
Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium
AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Processor N830 - 2.1GHz
4096MB Dual-Channel DDR3
Hard Drive:
500GB SATA (5400RPM)
Optical Drive:
DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive (plays and records all standard DVD and CD formats)
Media Card Reader:
Multi-in-1 Digital Card Reader:
Secure Digital (SD) Card
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
xD-Picture Card (xD)
LCD Monitor:
15.6" HD WXGA Ultrabright LCD-backlit display
1366 x 768 resolution
16:9 aspect ratio

Additional Specs

ATI Radeon HD4250 Graphics with Microsoft DirectX 10 support
Video Memory:
Up to 256MB
System Bus:
Cache Memory:
1.5MB L2
Sound System:
2 built-in speakers with high-definition audio support
(1) Headphone/speaker jack, (1) Microphone-in Jack
Wireless Network Adapter:
802.11 b/g/n WI-FI Certified
Network Adapter:
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Pointing Device:
Gateway EZ Pad touchpad
(3) USB 2.0
(1) HDMI
(1) VGA Connector
(1) Kensington Lock Slot
(1) AC Adapter Connector
6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh)
Approx. 4 hours of battery life
December 10, 2010 4:22:02 PM

As far as I know, the 4250 is an onboard graphics card, which means it can't be upgraded. But the Gateway should be better than your old Sony overall... although the graphics card is pretty bad.
a b D Laptop
December 13, 2010 6:21:47 PM

4200 and 4250 both are built-in chips on-board which you cant put in by yourself. BTW GT240M is a new chip released on 15.06.2009, how the hell you got it 4 years earlier? or i am missing something please clearify. Or are you telling the specs of your desktop (2gb ram, 3.2ghz single core and GT240)
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