poor laptop graphics

  GeorgeRoberts 16:25 03 May 2014
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I have been looking at upgrading the graphics card on my laptop as it's pretty poor. The rest of the machine is quite good, 2.5 quad core processor and 6gb of ram, but the graphics is only 64mb and can't seem to run anything. I've seen online it's difficult to change if at all, so would it be possible to put the rest of the components that are good into a desktop box and upgrade parts as you would on a normal desktop? Would it still work or would this be impossible?

  Mr Mistoffelees 16:35 03 May 2014

Simple answer is no. The laptop motherboard will not be designed to the desktop ATX specification, which means it will not fit the case and no desktop parts will fit the motherboard, including a PSU.

  Ian in Northampton 19:12 03 May 2014

As Mr. M says - the insides of a laptop are completely different from the insides of a desktop. The parts - with the possible exceptions of the disk drive and optical drive being attached to the desktop via a caddy/enclosure - such as motherboard, CPU, memory, graphics card etc. are absolutely not interchangeable.

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