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Drcowinabox
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HP Envy TS 17

So I was recently gifted a  Envy 17, and my question is this: How can I optomise the performance of my PC to suit games? The specs seem very nice on this computer, however the graphics card seems to be somewhat lacking. Is there any way to replace it (any at all, I don't care if soldering or a hired profesional is required). The model # is: E4S19UA#ABA. 

What options are available for this PC?

thanks,

Bergren

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Re: HP Envy TS 17


Drcowinabox wrote:

So I was recently gifted a  Envy 17, and my question is this: How can I optomise the performance of my PC to suit games? The specs seem very nice on this computer, however the graphics card seems to be somewhat lacking. Is there any way to replace it (any at all, I don't care if soldering or a hired profesional is required). The model # is: E4S19UA#ABA. 

What options are available for this PC?

thanks,

Bergren


Hi,

Your laptop specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03895146

The laptop doesn't have a dedicated graphics card (Ati/nVidia) with its own RAM. It means that the only VGA chip is the one in the CPU (Intel HD) with a shared RAM. Shared RAM means that the VGA uses the main laptop RAM resources. The only option how to get a better graphics performance is to upgrade the laptop memory to 16GB (maximum). There is no way how to add a dedicated graphics card to the board. You can replace the board by a compatible one with a dedicated graphics card but it's quite expensive. 

Some information:

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03922401.pdf

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