05-19-2014 09:56 AM
There are no graphics "cards" in your notebook.
There is a GPU chip which is part of the motherboard and can't be replaced, without the entire motherboard being replaced.
That would cost almost as much as buying a new notebook with the graphics solution you want.
05-19-2014 10:24 AM
Graphics Dedicated! Then what's that?
05-19-2014 10:35 AM
You're very welcome.
Your notebook has switchable graphics...an Intel UMA graphics chip which uses shared system memory, and an AMD Radeon HD 7650M graphics chip, which uses discrete graphics memory.
The AMD GPU with its discrete graphics memory are still chips soldered and integrated on the motherboard.
That's what it means. You assumed it was a removable card, and it is not.
There is no reference to a graphics card in your model on any of the official HP specifications for your notebook.
Note on page 7...
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (3nd Generation Intel Quad-Core i7; Dual-Core i5 and i3)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (2nd Generation Intel Dual-Core i5 and i3)
Intel HD Graphics (2nd Generation Intel Celeron configurations)
AMD Radeon™ HD 7650M, with 1 GB and 2 GB dedicated DDR3 video memory
I don't see anything there about a graphics card, do you?
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