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anaswardeh
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Can I upgrade my HP ENVY dv7-7300 Quad graphic card?

I've heard that most laptops graphic cards now a days can't be upgraded, but I have an HP ENVY dv7-7300 Quad and I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade its graphic card to Nvidia GT 635m?
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anaswardeh
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Re: Can I upgrade my HP ENVY dv7-7300 Quad graphic card?

Sorry I meant dv7t-7300
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banhien
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Re: Can I upgrade my HP ENVY dv7-7300 Quad graphic card?

Hi,

Basically you can, nothing can stop you, with a cost and I believe this cost may be more expensive than buying a new computer because you have to take into account:

  • New card price,  and WHERE you can buy it because laptop cards are not the same as desktop cards. You can't buy from any normal shop,
  • Need new system board (may be),
  • Need new cooling system because generally speaking more powerfull card pumps out more heat (you want more powerfull card don't you?).
  • May need new PSU because your current PSU may not suitbale to the card. (I ordered a machine with Nvidia card and I needed to order a 90W charger at the same time, not the normal 65W charger. They simply rejected my order).
  • Labor cost.
  • Many, many packets of Asprin.

Hope this helps.

BH
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