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HP Pavilion Dv6 Graphics Card Upgrade help

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Hello,

 

I've wanted to upgrade my PC's GFX card for a very long time and just learned that it IS in fact possible to upgrade, but if the card is too powerful I will need to upgrade everything else as well.

 

I have never attempted upgrading a PC before, but My dv6 has a GeForce GT 320M GPU card and I would like to upgrade because I want to play games without having a large amount of lag.

 

Is it possible for me to upgrade to a higher GPU without having to replace everything else inside of my computer?

And which of these Cards would I be able to upgrade to?(again I am very new to this): http://www.geforce.com/hardware

 

Thank you for listening

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Hate to burst your bubble but no it is not possible to upgrade. Not sure where you got that information. The video chip in the laptop is soldered to the motherboard. There is no place to put a video "card". I also don't think there is a dv6 with a GT 320M or that such is a "thing". 

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What is your exact model laptop? Are you using an external video card because I still don't know any HP dv6 model that uses the GT 320M video chip but willing to be proven wrong. As far as that old post from @banhien what he was saying is that you cannot upgrade the video without replacing the motherboard. 

 

I stand corrected the dv6-2000 series uses these video chips:

 

Graphics Discrete graphics subsystem memory: ■ nVidia N10M-GE with 512-MB dedicated memory ■ nVidia N10P-GE with 1-GB dedicated memory

 

Those are actually the GT250M video apparently but I found some old posts on the internet where HP made one dv6-2000 series maybe the dv6-2160? which had the 320M chip. 

 

So you still can't really upgrade I am sorry to say. 

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Well thank you for all of the help

 

by the way how does an external video card work?

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Not very well. You can google "eGPU". There is a lot of snake oil being sold out there to people just like you who want to run games on their laptops and won't accept the reality that they just can't do it. HP makes some good medium powered gaming laptops for about $1200-1500 and that is the entry point for any kind of gaming on a laptop and really more like $2000+ to get a laptop that will keep up on current state of the art gaming. 

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Hi, I bought a dv6-211 3sa many years ago which I still use occasionally.  Recently I've been trying to share my screen to a 4k TV with no joy (this used to work on my old smart TV using homie cable)....on check system settings I discovered my old Nidia graphics card & Nidia control panel has magically been replaced by a Radeon AMD card. Now I haven't changed it obviously, checked event log & apparently it changed on January 1st this year!?

Anyone have any ideas please?

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