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My laptop is a Packard Bell EasyNote TM86 and currently has a integrated "Intel HD graphics". I've been doing plenty of searching and I cant find anything so if any one knows let me know. thanks.

asked May 19 '12 at 18:00

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Normally for laptops gpu you can't upgrade them since they are usually sodered onto the motherboard itself there are in certain circumstance CPU wise which I have seen that they were using a ZIF connection for certain laptops where you could do a swap out of the CPU. Not all laptop manufacturer will do that as well. ECS Elitegroup was one of those manufacturers who did put an option in for the CPU to do so on an older model laptop of theirs. Most Modern ones SOL on that part as far as I know.

answered May 19 '12 at 18:06

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On the basis that if there was a way to do it somebody would be clamouring to sell it to you I think you can reasonably assume that your failure to find anything is as good as a no!

answered May 19 '12 at 18:05

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Nvidea do sell gpu's for laptops which is why I wanted to Know if I should get one for my laptop

(May 19 '12 at 18:20) Sonisphere098 Sonisphere098's gravatar image

very few laptops have a upgradeable GPU, especially since there is no real standard for the card when they are upgradeable.

Your laptop does not have a upgradeable videocard and for the laptops that have cards that can be replaced, you generally cant get anything faster unless the that specific series of laptop has a model with a faster GPU. The reason for this is the design of the board is custom, meaning the GPU position on the board and many other factors such as size and shape will effect how it can be installed. (the new GPU must match the positioning of the heatsink, mounting holes. Furthermore, it must also match the power consumption of the system, if the laptop is designed around using 65 watts total and you put a GPU that pushes that power consumption to 70-90 watts, then you are likely to blow a VRM and if the board can handle the power draw, the cooling may not and the chip will just overheat.

answered May 19 '12 at 18:49

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