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PRR
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Upgrade video card on Satellite?

Is it possible to upgarde the video card on my laptop?

Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5218
AMD A6-3400M Quad-Core CPU
8 gigs RAM
Windows 7
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drev9
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Re: Upgrade video card on Satellite?

the video is integrated on the motherboard, there is nothing to upgrade.

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donev88
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Re: Upgrade video card on Satellite?

"The AMD Radeon HD 6520G is an integrated processor graphics card for mid-range laptops"
From here.

 

As your video card is integrated you cannot upgrade it because it is part of your motherboard.

 

The best way to increase performance would be to upgrade to 6 or 8 GB ram as the OS will share it with the video card.

Your system supports up to 8GB ram ddr3 1333:

us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L750/L755D-S5218/

 

A cheap upgrade would be to buy more ram: pc3-10600s.

 

What to do?

1. Check how many sticks of ram you have by using this program:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

2. If you have 1 x 4GB ddr3 ram then you need to buy 4gb ddr3 1333 ram ( pc3-10600s ), if you want to have 8 GB ram and more shared video ram.

3. If you have 2 x 2GB dd3 ram then you have 2 options: to buy 4 gb ddr3 1333 ( pc3-10600s ) and have 6GB total ram (one from the old sticks would remain on the laptop), or to buy 2 x 4 gb ram ( pc3- 10600s ) and have 8 gb total ram.

 

The "pc3-10600s" stands for ddr3 1333 MHz

If you can find a cheaper pc3-10600, without the "s", buy it as it is the same (some manufacturers have "s" at the end and others don't).

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PRR
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Re: Upgrade video card on Satellite?

OK thanks. I suppose a RAM upgrade would be cheaper than upgrading the entire motherboard.:smileyhappy:

Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5218
AMD A6-3400M Quad-Core CPU
8 gigs RAM
Windows 7