Originally Posted by shad0wboss
I was looking at a post here at tom's hardware and it said that some manufacturers allow their GPU to be replaced, which can be done by taking the whole thing apart and unscrewing the GPU then changing it with another one...is it really possible with some brands? i mean, with HP DV6, did anyone try to take it apart and see?
It might be, you would have to find out if the DV6 you have has a soldered GPU or an mxm type slotted gpu. Then you would have to figure out what gpus the board will support, if any.
Brands like Sager, Malibal, Mythlogic, (and any other clevo based notebooks) as well as MSI, Alienware, and Dell, Maybe even toshiba, all sell notebooks with slot type cards and notebooks with soldered gpus, but there are generally some limitations on the upgrades for the slot ones... it definitely isn't as easy as throwing a new GPU into a desktop. often times, a modded vbios and modded drivers are required to get the card to run properly, and in other cases its a drop in and install, possibly with a modified driver.
I certainly wouldn't buy a DV6 now with the hopes to upgrade, I would look at another brand and model that more readily supports a GPU upgrade.