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Can you change the video card in a laptop?


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Answered 2009-03-11 02:13:16

It depends on the laptop, if it was a custom one then you can change the video card. You need to check with the computer manufacturer.

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It depends on the computer model, it would require you to disassemble the laptop swap video cards then reassemble the laptop and this would be likely damage the computer. I too have looked into this.


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There is no graphics card to change as the graphic chips are built into the motherboard. This is common with most makes of laptop computers.


Most laptops cannot have their video card upgraded. You would have to buy a new laptop in order to play this game. When you get that error message it means your laptop is not good enough.


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No the video card is soldered onto the motherboard, you basically would have to buy another motherboard which means your basically buying a new laptop


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