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Looking to get a better graphics card, need advice.

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#1 Moonkitty


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hello I am a complete computer noob.


I want to get a new graphics card to play higher spec games. I am aware that everything in my laptop is very good except for the graphics card. Right now all I have is the Intel integrated graphics.


I know that internal things such as graphics cards are more complicated to choose and install in laptops so before I do anything I need expert advice. I just need to know what is compatible with my laptop and provides decent graphics for high spec games. And if it costs under £100 that is a bonus.


My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742.


I can provide any further information needed.

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

Honestly, there is no real upgrade path as the vast majority of lappys are not designed for graphics upgrades.  The few models that do have actual swappable discreet graphics cards are in the high end of the price range.  Graphics on your model are internal to the CPU, and there is not even a place on that motherboard to put any sort of graphics card.  Mid/upper range models will have a discreet graphics chip on the motherboard, albeit not a replaceable one, as it is directly soldered to the motherboard.

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