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TheArrow89
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Changing the graphic card

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Hello! I would love to know if i may change the graphic card on this laptop. I have a nvidia geoforce mx150 4 gb dedicated.

These are the specs:

8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2 x 4 GB)

1 TB 7200 rpm SATA + 16 GB optane memory

Intel® Core™ i7-8550U (1.8 GHz base frequency, up to 4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB cache, 4 cores)

43.9 cm (17.3") diagonal FHD IPS WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (1920 x 1080)

 Motherboard ID 8485.

Thank you very much for your help

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Photoray002
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Hello @TheArrow89

Unfortunately no you cannot. Laptops are not intended to be upgradable like a desktop is.

The parts are soldered to the board generally.

Im sorry.

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Hello @Photoray002 thank you. If I can change the motherboard? Could I upgrade some parts of the laptop? Thank you very much.

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If you change the motherboard, you might as well get a new laptop. Changing motherboards is a propretary thing and you just cannot swap out any ol board. Sorry, not worth it if you could.

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Ok I'm ignorant in these things. So you say I cannot change the graphic card because it is already integrated ect ect. In this case of the graphic card if I fuse it I mean overheat, burn or whatever is the damage then I need a new graphic card. What happen in this case? Thank you 

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Depends on what happend. Are you under warranty? If so, HP would change the motherboard if the card failed on its own.

Or they would replace the laptop with a refurbished unit.

 

If you did the damage yourself because you tried to remove it from the motherboard, you are responsible for the costs.

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Yes it is in warranty. But it doesn't make any sense always changing the motherboard for a problem releted with. However I think my laptop is quite good to support another graphic card. Well I think to buy another laptop or just keep this one

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Are you haveing issues with the graphics card now or are you just asking?

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Hi! Nope I'm just asking. I didn't wanted to buy a gaming laptop because I didn't knew how easy it is to get all the games you want just for £90 per year. And this laptop is amazing, really fast and specs like ram, hdd ect. So I'd love to upgrade it with a very good graphic card too. It's so weird I cannot change the graphic card. 

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