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Old 12-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Question Upgrading Laptop Vid Card?

Ok, this might seem like a dumb question but, is there like a cord or something that i could like externally connect a video card to my laptop?
I mean im pretty sure no but if there is please tell me cuz i would like to replace this shoddy 8200 for a gtx 280
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:27 AM   #2
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No.



we really need to make a sicky thread that has a list of things that you CANT do.


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Old 12-13-2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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we really need to make a sicky thread that has a list of things that you CANT do.


no offense to OP
actually, my dads old compaq laptop had a docking station with pci slots in it, i put a 9250 in it and it worked like a charm, made older games a bit more decent on it at the time, but i think they are hard to find, and newer laptops(2004ish i guess) and up dont even have docks i dont think
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:45 AM   #4
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so in laymans terms its not going to be able to upgrade and its way out of date in the first place if its 04 or older to even want to upgrade.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:01 AM   #5
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Default Re: Upgrading Laptop Vid Card?

Laptop GPU's are soldered in, so you won't be able to replace it. If you want a gaming machine the most practical route is a desktop.
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Trying to remember what it's called but there was a dock you could plug into the pcmcia plot and then dock a standard gpu in it. But that was a couple years back. And some laptop graphic cards are a very similar spec to some others so if you find a suitable swap in a spares shop anywhere then you'll be alright but the swap is a bit of a mission sometimes.
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that would be nice if we all could do that with our laptops though.
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