GPU Upgrades

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by freemyggle, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. freemyggle

    freemyggle MDL Junior Member

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    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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  3. freemyggle

    freemyggle MDL Junior Member

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    I think I paid roughly $650 for this model (maybe $550), but I just did a lot of work including a mobo swap on a friend's DV2000 and I found the mobo for just under $40 @ ztronics which is substantially less in price. I accept that a mobo with a decent GPU may be more than $40, but I expect it would be a lot less than a whole new PC and in my life, times are always tough. I will continue my never ending search for this answer. Thanks again for taking the time to entertain my question.
     
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    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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  5. wzland

    wzland MDL Novice

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    It's not a good idea to upgrade GPU on laptop.
     
  6. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    It's easy enough to change, it's just a matter of going to your laptop manufacturers website and checking what gpu's are used in the range that your case is, say Toshiba satellite Pro's a100/a110 then they had a long run of production so you can easily get gpu's from Intel onboard to external ati's/Nvide's, thing is though there are two types for each as you can get a decent inbuilt graphics that you just swap boards others are plugged in to the board and they are quite expensive and are sold separately so you would need to buy a mb and gpu, ebays good for stuff like this as you can buy laptops that have broken/faulty screens real cheap and just use the mb/gpu.