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Old 11-26-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Arrow Is my Acer capable of upgrading to a new graphic card??

hello guys. I just got my very first laptop along with vista. my question is if I can pull out this graphic card and put a better one in.

My Acer is the Extensa 4630z (on the box it's says 4630-4658, on the laptop says 4630z).
-intel dual-core T3200 (2.0gHz, 667 MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache)
-intel graphics media acc. 4500M

does laptops have a specific socket just like for desktop?? im more familiar with desktop.

but yea i just need to know if my laptop is upgradable grahics. also where to buy these laptop cards.

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Old 11-27-2008, 01:18 AM   #2
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In a single word, no. It's integrated. That's why you shop before you buy.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:38 PM   #3
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where does it say integrated graphic card on this thing?
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Is my Acer capable of upgrading to a new graphic card??

The Intel GMA 4500M graphics is integrated and cannot be upgraded.

Scroll down on this page to the "Video" section: ExtensaŽ 4630

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Old 11-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #5
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You can't upgrade your graphics card regardless of model on most notebook computers.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:13 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is my Acer capable of upgrading to a new graphic card??

okay. so i know what graphic cards now are integrated or not. they're just the same as desktop kinda. you can only change replace if it's a geforce or ati or soemthing.

so i decided to return my laptop and look for another. i needed a cheap laptop just like this one but good card. whats a integrated card that is about 256MB?

non integrated ones are too expensive for me right. i still want a 14.1" Acer tho.

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