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w00tlarz
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Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?

I was wondering if it would be at all possible to upgrade the graphics card for my lenovo sl400.  I have heard that I would not be able to do this.  If possible do you have any suggestions for a graphics card that would be compatible (I'm open to all suggestions)

Below are my specificatios.

Operating System
    MS Windows 7 64-bit
CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6570  @ 2.10GHz    36 °C
    Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
    2.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
    LENOVO 2743Q3U (Socket 478)
Graphics
    LP141WX5-TLC1 @ 1280x800
    Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Hard Drives
    244GB Hitachi HITACHI HTS543225L9SA00 ATA Device (IDE)    44 °C
Optical Drives
    TQXSBO LUZCHINS SCSI CdRom Device
    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50N ATA Device
    ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
    High Definition Audio Device

lead_org
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Re: Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?

no you can't upgrade the internal graphics card.
Regards,

Jin Li

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whytsler
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Re: Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?

Actually, you can.
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whytsler
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Re: Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?

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TuuS
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Re: Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?


whytsler wrote:

Vic. http://www.pcworld.com/article/148909/upgrading_your_laptops_graphics_card.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD6WDt-goiU this Serie



Did you even look at those links before posting?

 

One is a generic article about replacing graphic cards in notebooks, nothing specific to the SL400 at all, and even says it's not possible in most notebooks.

 

Second is a video of someone upgrading one on an Apple laptop, which has nothing at all do do with this question.

 

I'm inclined to agree with Lead_Org, as I've never seen a thinkpad that has upgradable graphics. You can swap out the systemboard for one with better graphics though. If yours has Intel graphics you can get an nVidia board for it, but it might be a better option to buy one with the nvidia graphics and sell your old one, could end up being cheaper and a lot less work.

 

 

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lead_org
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Re: Lenovo SL400 upgrade graphics card?

W70x laptops does have a MXM removable graphics, which is the only ThinkPad under Lenovo to have removable graphics.
Regards,

Jin Li

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I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft