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poor performance by integrated graphics

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#1
i want to upgrade my laptop from integrated to dedicated

Hi
i have hp 430 laptop, 2gb of ram and integrated graphics that are intel hd graphics my laptop is very poor in gaming performance . i want to upgrade my laptop to dedicated graphics please tell me is that possible to upgrade from integrated to dedicated . please help and sorry for my english:)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    hp\430
    CPU
    intel corei3
    Memory
    2 gb
    Sound Card
    realtek high definition
    Hard Drives
    500gb

MWRed

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#2
Nope, on most, if not all laptops, the graphics are built in to the mainboard. There is no way to have a dedicated card on a laptop.
Keep in mind...in general, laptops are not made for gaming. There are some that are capable, but you have to be willing to spend the money. They are not cheap.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built( I will never "buy" a PC)
    CPU
    AMD Phenom2 XII 560
    Motherboard
    Biostar A780L3L
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    xfx 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB
    Cooling
    2 front, 2 back,one side
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless LX310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    18/2 cable
    Other Info
    Opera/Chrome / EPSON Stylus nx420 / Microsoft Security Essentials / CCleaner / Malwarebytes / OpenDNS / Paint.NET / 7-Zip / Windows Live Mail Client

ilikefree

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#3
Price is a factor in most computer performance.
simple answer to your question is no you have built in graphics

Alienware Laptops
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

wither 3

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#4
According to HP, if he had the HM 55 Express chipset, a Radeon 6370 discrete graphics card could be installed. If he had a HM 65 Express chipset, a 6470 card could be installed. Sounds to me like the mobo has a PCI slot and, if so, I don't know why he couldn't install a card (if he could get into the case). Seems to me that the GM45 chipset supports PCI. I think the best thing for him to do would be to ask HP.
 

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nostaw5

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#5
According to HP, if he had the HM 55 Express chipset, a Radeon 6370 discrete graphics card could be installed. If he had a HM 65 Express chipset, a 6470 card could be installed. Sounds to me like the mobo has a PCI slot and, if so, I don't know why he couldn't install a card (if he could get into the case). Seems to me that the GM45 chipset supports PCI. I think the best thing for him to do would be to ask HP.
Yes but maybe like Dell the actual pci slot wont be soldered to the board. My mums inspiron and mine had the option for discrete graphics but we both have intel gma... open up the case and the IS a spot where the slot should be soldered to. But the slot is not actually there. That might be the case here.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Gaming Rig 780G
    CPU
    AMG Athlon II X2 255 3.8/2MB/2500MHz 45nm AM3
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-S2 AM3, Core Boost, Ultra Durable 3
    Memory
    2X 4GB Kingston DDR3 1066MHz @ 1666MHz Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    HIS HD Radeon 7770 GHz Edition iCooler Core: 1000MHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2311H DVI/VGA 5ms response, Full HD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 @ 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.02 SATA II
    PSU
    Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 700w
    Case
    Lian-Li PC-6010 With Side Window
    Cooling
    Aywun A4 80mm fan
    Mouse
    Logitech K120 Wired Mouse
    Keyboard
    Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    802.11B/G/N 17Mb/s
    Other Info
    AMD Catalyst 12.6
    Thomson A/B/G/N Router
    LiteON CD/DVD Player
    GAME PERFORMANCE:
    Battlefield 3: 41 FPS High 1x AA @ 1280x720
    Mass Effect 2 and 3: 60 FPS Highest 4x AA @ 1920x1080
    Counter Strike Source (and other Valve games):
    300 FPS (max FPS in game) Highest settings 8x AA 16x AF @ 1920x1080!!!

ilikefree

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

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