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Is it possible to upgrade the video card in an Acer aspire 4830tg?

Hello,

I have an Acer Aspire 4830tg with an integrated Intel gpu and a Geforce gt540m gpu. I'd like to replace the Geforce card with something more powerful, but I can't find any info about how to do it or if it's even possible.

The motherboard is an InsydeH20, model number JM40_HR.

Thanks for any information or help.
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  1. Your laptop has integrated graphics, which means the chip is soldered to the motherboard. This is not an upgradable part.
  2. ratedk said:
    Your laptop has integrated graphics, which means the chip is soldered to the motherboard. This is not an upgradable part.


    It also has a separate geforce gt 540m. Shouldn't I be able to replace that with a gpu from the same line of cards or something?
  3. Pretty much nope, laptop aren't made to switch out part easy there are a few very high end laptop that have MX slots but I don't think your is and even though are very rare.
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    In general, the answer to "can I upgrade my laptop's GPU" is almost always "no".

    Only specific laptops, like those from Sager/Clevo, MSI, or Alienware usually have standardized upgradeable video cards (MXM), and even those are usually only their high-end 15" and 17" models.

    It is possible that other brands and models might have a proprietary video designs which allow replacement, but these rarely allow "upgrade" unless the same model shipped with a superior GPU in more expensive models.

    Even if a superior model existed... this is a 14" laptop from 2011. You aren't going to get much better than a 540m in there.

    Given that this is an Acer 14" value-model, I sincerely doubt it.
  5. Probably not worth it even if you can. You will have to do some soldering replace it. Also it would have to be the same size.
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