The video quality on your laptop will largely depend upon your graphics card. Hp tech support said it was possible and said they had dedicated graphics card on their site but no luck, i even called the store customer service and still no luck. I have changed the video card on an activated Windows 10 Pro desktop and had no effect on activation. The was not directly designed for upgrading of video cards, but to provides notebook manufacturers with a design standard for their products and, therefore help saving costs. Then I upgraded to Windows 10, and that activated without issue.
Is it possible to replace notebook's videocard? To reverse this I have to put the computer into standby mode and reactivate it. So, that's not an option sorry. But as it is like a brain surgery, it shall be done under extreme attention, right tools, right monitoring and expert judgement. Obviously there is nothing but confusion over what can and cannot be swapped, as demonstrated in this thread. A graphics card is a piece of computer hardware that connects and sends video data to your laptop's display.
Thank you Reo, Yes indeed, but these Graphics card mentioned in the manual are not a significant upgrade. In the old days there were ten factors in the hardware hash used in activation. Sometimes, only looking at Ebay might help. I am very experienced with a wide range of desktop hardware platforms as well as servers. Furthermore, an additional slot by mxm-upgrade. And the manual was probably written before the modern new Graphics cards came to market.
And by that I mean for repair. At you'll find some tutorials regarding this topic. I appreciate any help you can offer. Which is sad, and i'm pissed off too. I tried disabling my integrated graphics but this just created more problems so i re-enabled the integrated graphics. It The card was really made to go with dreamcolor display full hd.
I've read a few very brief comments online regarding the possibility of invalidating Windows 10 if any hardware changes are made after the upgrade to Win 10. I have one, my laptop still have a black screen when booting. Attention: Sometimes suitable cards still refuse to work in another notebooks compatibility is only proved for used video cards by the manufacturer, similar to desktop video cards. So to sum up, this procedure is highly risky, and no one takes that risk to proceed this upgrade. Instead, these are graphics boards -- made especially to fit into this laptop. Wait until the mainboard is cool. It is likely that the manufacturer customize the drivers to make it compatible with the system.
This is not a simple open and swap cards either. There is still not an open standard spec so it hasn't really caught on. It's hardly possible to upgrade any of the on-board video cards, e. The important thing is that there wasn't any negative consequences from doing it. The next guy you get on the phone will say 'no'. Got some good news and bad news! I have done the same upgrade to my own 8760w.
Laptops were not made to be upgraded in this way. You should therefore talk about a possible return or insist on a certification of the compatibility before actually buying. . Installing a graphics card is one of the easiest hardware installations you can perform on a laptop. Its not a simple plug and play like a desktop. Nvidia drivers for the card can be downloaded directly from nvidia. Lots of videos and articles and support forums like this on the structure and repair, so I studied, researched the part, bought it on eBay, and I fixed it.
When 3 min past, be careful, handle the mainboard carefully. So, the whole main board had to be replaced upon a video card failure. This design allows the system to automatically switch between high and low performance display in order to use less battery power. If the hardware appears to be different after the install, then a user may lose the ability to use the upgrade anymore. Desktops are nice and roomy and can have room for multiple fans, but laptops have to deal with a much more delicate balance between power and heat management, so most laptops ship one way and are expected to stay roughly that way.
I went ahead and installed the new video card today in one of my computers and there wasn't any problem. The videocard is gtx 330m, laptop is dell vostro 3700 1. I know this is a really old post but to educate anyone that's currently still listening. If your laptop has integrated graphics intel hd. I was expecting to have to call Microsoft. Lots of tiny connections, fragile cables, and tight, tight space.