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I don't want Intel HD3000 Graphics card

by cockubird / April 4, 2013 1:02 AM PDT

Is it possible to change 'integrated Intel Graphics card' to others for instance Radeon or Nvidia? I have a S3-951.
I knew changing the component is at my own risk, its getting old you know, she needs an upgrade.
Just asking whether it is possible to upgrade, cause what I'm thinking is, its an ultrabook, not a desktop that I knew which I can change whatever component in it as I wish.
Buying a new laptop is not a choice for me, that the reason why I ask this question at the first place Love

btw, the battery life sucks, is there a better battery selling out there for acer ultrabook...?

Please help me~ thanks~

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 4, 2013 1:14 AM PDT

If this is an Acer ultrabook then there is no card or slot to change this.

Battery life should be about 300 cycles so on par with most laptops. It's strange you wore it out so fast. Maybe you meant the run time on a charge. That's something of a discussion on its own. Since the life span is just a few years wouldn't you stay on AC power as much as possible to avoid buying a battery every year?

OK, maybe and I'm just guessing here you wanted to play some video game. Did you try VirtuMVP?

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by Willy / April 4, 2013 3:16 AM PDT

The problem with notebooks, laptops or similar is they're build with limited upgrades. As for video, that tends to offer no upgrade path. However, if you're 100% aware of the video specs and what it takes to replace it via some small pcb type card(most directly plug-in) in a port, then you have a 50/50 chance it will work. The other half if it doesn't blow-up, you need the new required drivers, etc. You're "HACKING" the ultrabook, so you proceed at your own risk. Sorry, I have no definite answer other than, take heed in anything along those lines. You need the true specs sheets, like some Sams sheet, etc. or real repair manual/schematics of the product to compare.

tada -----Willy Happy

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