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Can I upgrade my ThinkPad's (T510) graphics card?

2012-05-27, 21:59 PM

Hi everyone I was simply wondering if it's possible to upgrade my ThinkPad T510's graphics card from a NVIDIA NVS 3100M (HORRIBLE)  to one that can also handle games at high quality.

Any help is greatly appreciated! :smileywink:

 

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Re: Can I upgrade my ThinkPad's (T510) graphics card?

2012-05-28, 2:43 AM
you can't really upgrade it, but you can consider eGPU solution.
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Re: Can I upgrade my ThinkPad's (T510) graphics card?

2012-05-28, 2:43 AM
you can't really upgrade it, but you can consider eGPU solution.
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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

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

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Re: Can I upgrade my ThinkPad's (T510) graphics card?

2012-05-29, 15:23 PM

There1,

 

The GPU is mounted to the system board so it cannot be removed and changed out for a different one.   Lead_org's sugestion is a good one - a number of people who do hard core gaming have turned to e-GPUs via USB dock.

 

Before I totally threw in the towell on the current setup, I might check power manager, and ensure you have a 90W AC adapter  or greater connected to ensure you have max perf out of the existing GPU.

 

Have you selected max performance in power manager?

 

what kind of frame rates are you getting?

 

Mark

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same problem

2012-10-22, 14:33 PM

I have the same model thinkpad with the same graphics card, and i'm trying to run Guild Wars 2. It works fine on lowest settings for a few minutes (30 FPS), and then suddenly becomes 8-10 FPS. If he got it the same way i did, then  yes we have 90W AC adapter and setting are set for "max performance". 

 

Also what is that eGPU solution that was proposed, I looked online a bit couldn't find much info on it, but seems like

the best way to avoid buying a new laptop?

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