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External graphic card if integrated died ?

Jan 22, 2017 4:48AM PST

OK so my laptop, Toshiba satellite, has an integrated, glued to motherboard and non replaceable graphic card which died. Not many solution for that problem except get new laptop. Easier said then done when y a student on low budget...
So I was wondering, there are external graphic cards. And adapters as well. Will getting one make my laptop work again ? Is it even possible if the integrated one is literally...Well dead.
Anyone with experience in this field? Because some says it's possible or should be but have 0 experience, others say it's impossible.
I'm asking precisely because the main is in motherboard so I'm not sure if that fact influences it... but then again in device.manager I should be able.to set primary one....

Any help, or insight would be much much appreciated !!!

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Jan 22, 2017 6:39AM PST
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So far, a dead end.
Jan 22, 2017 10:22AM PST

And even moreso with Windows. There may be some hope with certain Linux installs but these external graphic systems could run as much as an entire laptop. Examples. Last year I snapped up a 15 inch chromebook for under 88 bucks to my door step. And the usual dual core 4GB 500GB Windows 10 laptop (15 inch) for 134USD.

That's why you may want to ebay off the machine or see if a new motherboard (ebay?) is the cheaper exit.

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Well first of all most external
Jan 23, 2017 5:11AM PST

graphics solutions have proprietary ports (example Alienwares only work with Alienwares). Also if you laptop has a discrete graphics card it will also have a graphics processor integrated with your processor. All Intel and AMD processors for the past few years have Graphics integrated into their processors. If the discrete is part of the mother board the MB can be replaced as long as the laptop is still suipported by the OEM.

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