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Disable and Replace or Upgrade IGP Processors?

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I own an HP dv8315nr notebook with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M IGP graphics card. I've already upgraded my RAM and HDD, but when I talked to the HP people, they told me there was absolutely no way to upgrade my graphics card. Naturally, I don't believe them. Is there any way possible for me to get a better graphics card for my computer?
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I think the IGP card is integrated into the laptop's motherboard, upgrading it would be like replace almost the whole thing.
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Laptops aren't known for their customizability. They're simply convenient. In most laptops, there's absolutely no way to upgrade graphics, because the graphics chips are integrated into the motherboard in order to keep the laptop small and portable.

Point - if you were trying to make your laptop "good", you've basically wasted your money. Get a new one.
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just wondering... i'm in the army and it's pretty pointless for me to have a desktop, that's the only reason i have a laptop.
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IGP is INTEGRATED graphics port (or processor, I forget).

You can't change it. Maybe a cardbus graphics unit is possible.
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I went into my system's BIOS and I was able to dedicate another 128MB of RAM to graphics processing giving me a combined total of 256MB of graphics power... i'm pretty new to all of this, but i don't see how this would hurt my computer... i already have 2GB of RAM and just 128MB off of that i don't think it will really slow it down much.
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I went into my system's BIOS and I was able to dedicate another 128MB of RAM to graphics processing giving me a combined total of 256MB of graphics power... i'm pretty new to all of this, but i don't see how this would hurt my computer... i already have 2GB of RAM and just 128MB off of that i don't think it will really slow it down much.
but at the same time you wont get any extra performance out of it. To put it bluntly, intergrated graphics suck.
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