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Where can I buy a mobile GPU?


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#1 smittywits

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:02 PM

So a few months back, I built a laptop. I got a small dedicated video chip with it, but I'd like to upgrade it. As it currently stands, my specs are as such:

Intel HM67 Chipset
Core i7-2620QM @ 2.20GHz, w/ 3.1 Turbo
8 GB 1333 DDR3 RAM
512 MB Dedicated Video, GeForce (Not sure of the model number off the top of my head, and I'm not taking my laptop apart just to find out)
500GB Hybrid 10k HDD

What I would like to know, is where I can buy JUST a mobile GPU for my laptop. I haven't had any luck with my searching.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:14 AM

To my knowledge, you really cant. Even in laptops with "dedicated" graphics, the actual GPU chipset is sodered onto the same board as the motherboard, its dedicated in that it has its own processing unit and ram, and doesn't share system resources, but physically is still part of the motherboard. You would have to remove the chips, find better ones and manually soder them back on there. Its possible yours is easier to do, but the best way to find out is to contact the manufacturer of your laptop and ask them where to obtain mobile GPUs and which ones are compatible and where to find them.

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