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Upgrading graphics card on a Lenovo 3000 N500 laptop

Is a 'BFG - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express Graphics Card' compatible with this laptop? If not, which type of card should I look for to be compatible? And how do I install it? Right now I have 2 'Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family' graphics cards installed.
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Re: Upgrading graphics card on a Lenovo 3000 N500 laptop

Laptop graphics cards tend to be soldered on. Some have replaceable units which utilize a manufacturer proprietary port. Others have what's called a MXM slot which are somewhat interchangeable.

 

However, considering your laptop was manufactured with integrated graphics, it is highly unlikely that you will be to change/upgrade to a better graphics card.

 

I do believe that there will be a better solution in the future. Read about MXM 3.0 standard. It's quite promising.


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salman866
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graphic card for lenovo N500

Hi

Sorry if someone has alreary posted this but I was unable to find my answer.

My question is that "Is there any provision to add a graphics card to my laptop which is lenovo N500 which does not have any as built in?"

Patiently waiting for anyone reply

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Re: graphic card for lenovo N500

@ salman866
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