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Can I replace a Graphics card on a HP Pavilion DV6-6110us

I have thought about getting a new card to start playing games a little more "seriously" but my graphics card isent quite up to par with gaming standards. I have an AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics and the display adaptor is AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G 4 GB RAM 64 bit Quad Core Windows 7. HP Pavilion DV6-6110us

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Hi:

 

Unfortunately, graphics adapters in most notebooks (including yours), are not upgradable or replaceable.

 

The GPUs in most notebook PC's are now a part of the mainboard.  Even the discrete chips.

 

Paul

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So is there any possible way to upgrade graphics or are they just flat out stuck where they are unless i do a major makeover which im not planing on doing

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Hi:

 

They are just flat out stuck where they are.

 

The only thing you can do is to make sure you have the latest graphics driver installed for best performance.

 

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OK, Thankyou for your help. Well i guess i wont be doing any serious gaming any time soon lol

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You're welcome.

 

Check your BIOS menu and see if there are any video memory settings you can change.

 

There is a video setting in my dv6810us that can allow for the machine to use 32, 64 or 128MB of graphics memory.

 

Mine was defaulted to 64 MB. i changed it to 128 MB and that helped a little.

 

Maybe yours has a similar setting you can tweak.

 

Paul

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How do i get to the BIOS menu?

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Tap the F10 key at the HP welcome screen.

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Ok thanks!

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Im actually finding a sale on Amazon for a budle with the motherboard. Is there a way to get a new motherboard so i could get a graphics card or no?

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