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Scarrz January 6, 2013 01:44 PM

laptop graphics upgradable? comparison
I am looking at two laptops right now.
Both interest me. But i debating on what can be upgraded and which one would be a smarter pick.

Here is the first laptop.
An ok graphics chip. But the cpu may bottle neck any othet graphic card upgrade?
Ram has been upgraded too 6gb.
I can get this one for $600
MSI Notebook Official Website - Product Preview Page

Here is the second laptop. New cpu. Ram and more.
But a graphics card i am no to positive on.
Can it ve upgraded in this laptop?
I can get the laptop for $500
Pavilioun dv6 laptop - Strathcona County Computers For Sale - Kijiji Strathcona County Canada.

I am having a tough decision here.
I know more about desktops then laptops.
Both graphics can be upgraded?

ern88 January 6, 2013 02:30 PM

Laptop Graphics are usually integrated. But if you can. It isn't that easy Take a read:

Upgrade / Replace a Notebook Video Card - Notebookcheck.net Tech

Scarrz January 6, 2013 02:32 PM

Im pretty sure the msi can be upgraded. As some laptops have a dedicated mobile graphics card.

Bond007 January 6, 2013 02:33 PM

I wouldn't count on being able to upgrade graphics. Ram, memory, hard drive and sometimes cpu can be upgraded generally speaking about laptops.

Scarrz January 6, 2013 02:50 PM

Some laptops are designed to be avle to upgrade graphics i believe.
The gaming laptops that have special boards.

ern88 January 6, 2013 02:54 PM

^+1 I agree. Some laptops are made to be able to be upgradeable!!!

dandelioneater January 6, 2013 04:10 PM

Maybe Eurocom laptops can be upgraded. Otherwise you have to DIY and buy parts on ebay. Probably not work the hassle or expense. Tough to sell your old card too.

Scarrz January 7, 2013 02:33 AM

Ok I found out about it.
MSI GX660 HD6970 upgrade
not to difficult to install a 6970m oh the MSI laptop.
I bought the MSI latop

Scarrz January 7, 2013 02:17 PM

Found a site where i can easily install a 6970m
But mods wont let me post a link or talk about it.

SugarJ January 7, 2013 02:54 PM

It's not us that does that, it's automatic. Any user with less than 5 posts that posts a link is sent to moderation. We catch most spammers that way. Your post with a link is now live, and you now have enough posts that it won't happen again.

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