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Changing laptop graphics card

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
January 29, 2013 4:14:24 PM

i have a radeon 7660m (512 mb), could I switch it for somthing with more power eg. 7760g
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January 29, 2013 4:23:47 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Laptops & Notebooks by Mousemonkey
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January 29, 2013 4:38:46 PM

Check with the laptop manufacturer. Normally, no.
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January 29, 2013 4:57:08 PM

Yeah, unlike desktops... laptops do not really allow you to upgrade the graphics card / chip. Generally speaking only some of the $1,500+ gaming oriented laptops allows you to upgrade the graphics card and only specific models. There are a some $1,900+ which do not allow you to upgrade so you would need to check 1st before buying.

Anywaste, there are a few "lowly" laptops that allows you to unofficially upgrade the graphics chip, but the vast majority of the time it is simply soldered into place and the BIOS will not likely recognize a different model graphics chip.

January 31, 2013 12:39:01 PM

thats odd, i was under the impression that descrete meant removable but thanks for your help, I guess I'll stick to my desktop
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January 31, 2013 3:57:29 PM

"Discrete" for laptops means not integrated into the CPU or chipset.

"Discrete graphics" could be a graphics chip soldered into the motherboard which is the case most of the time, or a MXM format card at may or may not be soldered into a MXM slot (PCI-e 2.0 / 3.0). MXM cards are only used in very expensive gaming laptops and only specific models can be upgraded.
January 15, 2014 11:48:46 AM

And what about my laptop?
It has dual graphics. Hd 7640g + 7470m
As far i know, the 512mb one is integrated in the APU, but the 1gb one cannot be replaced with a better one?