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toshiba laptop gpu upgrade

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October 10, 2013 11:27:31 AM

hello,I have recently purchased a Toshiba laptop with the amd a6 quad core processor and built in ati Radeon hd 8200 gpu. I was wondering if the following motherboard can have a dedicated or discrete gpu added to it as the onboard one I use currently is a bit lacking when it comes to gaming:
Motherboard
Manufacturer AMD
Model PT10AN (Socket FT1)
Version PSCGWE-02X00REN
Chipset Vendor AMD
Chipset Model ID1536
Chipset Revision 00
Southbridge Vendor AMD
Southbridge Model A55/A60M
Southbridge Revision 11
System Temperature 63 °C
BIOS
Brand Insyde Corp.
Version 1.10
Date 22/05/2013
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E Gen 2 x2
Slot Type PCI-E Gen 2 x2
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x2
Slot Designation J3606
Characteristics 3.3V, PME, Hot Plug
Slot Number 0
Slot PCI-E x1
Slot Type PCI-E x1
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J3703
Characteristics 3.3V, PME, Hot Plug
Slot Number 1
Slot PCI-E x1
Slot Type PCI-E x1
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J3700
Characteristics 3.3V, PME, Hot Plug
Slot Number 2
Slot PCI-E x1
Slot Type PCI-E x1
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J3701
Characteristics 3.3V, PME, Hot Plug
Slot Number 3
Slot PCI-E x1
Slot Type PCI-E x1
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation J2500
Characteristics 3.3V, PME, Hot Plug
Slot Number 4
Slot PC-98/Card
Slot Type PC-98/Card
Slot Usage Available
Bus Width 32 bit
Slot Designation J615
Characteristics 5V, 3.3V, CardBus, Modem Ring Resume, PME, SMBus
Slot Number 5

many thanks for the advice

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October 10, 2013 1:12:00 PM

You really cant add a graphics card do a laptop by yourself. You might be able to but i have no idea how to do it. From what i know you would have to upgrade the computer to upgrade the graphics. If you are gaming, i would suggest building your own computer. For the same price of that laptop, you can get better performance.
October 10, 2013 1:25:18 PM

is it possible to add a discrete gpu to this build or a pcie card as it says there a slots free?
October 10, 2013 1:28:36 PM

jetlee83 said:
is it possible to add a discrete gpu to this build or a pcie card as it says there a slots free?

Graphics cards are embedded into the motherboard, so you wouldn't be able to change it without changing the motherboard. There might be an available pci-e slot, but it could be x1 for something like a wifi card rather than x16 for a graphics card, not sure if laptop graphics cards are x16, though
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