Graphics card compatibility?

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Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 00:04
Hi, Unfortunately this wouldn't work. There are several reasons as to why this wouldn't work. Primarily, the issue is that this graphics card (like the majority of graphics cards sold) is for a desktop computer. The gold pins on one side is to get to a desktops motherboard, and this also gives it power. Another problem would be that the fact is the HDMI port on your laptop is an output, as is the one on this graphics card. You can't have an output connected to an output. Pretty much all laptops out there, you cannot change/upgrade the graphics card as its soldered onto the motherboard. You are limited to upgrading the RAM (memory), the Hard drive and the processor (if you know what you are doing). If you want to plug in an external graphics card, you could buy a viDock, a desktop graphics card and plug it in; but your laptop will no longer be a laptop. You'd have to plug this into an external screen such as a desktop monitor or HD TV.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 00:05
Laptops cannot be upgraded normally, and the g7 is no exception to the rule. That graphics card is an internal graphics card, only way it can perform is if you connect it to a PCI-E slot, which your laptop won't have, and you couldn't even fit the card into the laptop if it did. External graphics cards are not cheap and they require a USB or a specialized external connection slot to be used.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 00:15
The graphics card in laptops is not upgradeable/replaceable. If you have a laptop with a discrete card instead of using the graphics processor of the CPU, it is either soldered to the motherboard or is a special card specifically made for that laptop. It has to have specific physical specs which are not the same with any other machine.

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