I recently read an article in PC World about replacing a laptop graphics card, and one of the tips they gave was to look and see if the laptop was ever sold with a different graphics card. A similar model (in the A135 series), which uses AMD hardware, was shipped with an ATI Mobile Xpress 200M card. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to add a possibly newer Intel graphics card, as my system is built on Intel architecture.
Also something I found while looking to see if I could replace the card was the fact that I have a PCI Express slot which Intel says I can use for an additional graphics card slot.
Unfortunately, the only PCI Express slot I see on my computer is on the side, and there's no way I'm going to be able to fit a modern graphics card in that thing. If I were to find some sort of "extension cable" for this PCI slot, would it be a viable alternative to buy an slightly dated graphics card and use it instead of tearing apart my laptop?Expand your view across two monitors for more workspace. Option requires Advanced Digital Display 2 (ADD) card for additional display connectors. PCI Express* x16 port availableš to upgrade to higher performance graphics card if required for extreme gaming.
1. Available with the Intel 945G Express Chipset (further down the page)