Can I switch without ruining my laptop?
January 30, 2012 11:55pm CST
I'd like to switch my laptops GPU or whatever it's called to Nvidia I don't like intel and some games and other software don't work without Nvidia if I can safely switch please give me some tips on how to do this safely? thanks I really wanna know.
13 Feb 12
some laptops has a fixed videocard in it and some has detachable graphic cards my lenovo has one of those detachable anyway I removed mine by removing the monitor first and then I carefully remove the cable after that I removed all the screw just to make sure that I won't break it and that's all it did :)
• United States
13 Feb 12
I have a IBM think pad T60 with Intel duo and Intel accelerators I wish it had Nvidia instead, I don't like what it has on it now, but the thought of actually taking my laptop apart kinda freaks me out because it's a slightly older model and messing around with it might crash it, and don't have the kinda cash that it would take to fix it so I don't wanna risk I wish there was an easier way to change the graphics card without removing it's parts sigh! I guess I'll have to get another laptop soon.
11 Feb 12
First of all, very few notebook modeles have their video card detachable from the mainboard, so it`s kinda hard to replace the video card. if you really want to replace the video card you`ll have to replace the entire mainboard with another that contains an nvidia graphic chip and switch the cpu, ram, hdd and stuff to the new one. In general notebooks can be upgradeable when it comes to CPU, RAM, HDD and optical drive. Further investigation need to be made before you can do what you want. You cannot simply reflow another graphic chip onto the mainboard. hope to be helpful.