Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by jojic88, Oct 9, 2013.
l have Toshiba laptop L505-12q with 4650 graphics, can l upgrade it with mobility 5000 series?? Tnx
most likely not. upgrading video cards in laptops tends to be impossible, as the BIOS needs support for them.
Only laptops I know with upgradeable graphics are Alienware and Dell XPS.
but does graphic card has its own BIOS? its independent or not from system BIOS?
This is how looks mobility 4650 its from google but l will picture next time when l clean laptop:
and this is mobility 5730:
its almost the same with 4650...
its not the same as a desktop PC. the system has to be designed from the start to be upgradeable.
The 4xxx radeons used a MXM 2 slot, and the 5xxx and newer used a MXM 3 slot. I don't think you will be able to find a 5xxx or newer card that will fit into the MXM 2 slot.
Most laptops don't even have removable graphics cards to begin with.
Your GPU is soldered to the motherboard. You can't replace it.
Aida64 shows PCIe x16 2.0 but l dont know what is MXM slot
l will take picture when l open laptop and if l can to remove graphic card
PCI Express doesn't have to be a socket, it's an electrical communications standard between devices. If it's an average or thin thickness laptop, the chip won't be removable because having an expansion card increases the thickness of the notebook. Even if it were removable, it certainly wouldn't be MXM or anything "standard" that could be upgrade. It's a Toshiba, I'm typing this on my A665D-S6091 and the Mobility Radeon HD 5650 is part of the motherboard.
I HAVE REMOVABLE GRAPHICS ))
HERE ARE THE PICTURES:
NOW DOES ANYONE KNOWS CAN I UPGRADE IT WITH STRONGER AMD EXAMPLE 5000 SERIES OR BETTER OR MAYBE NVIDIA GRAPHICS ? TNX
You will need to review the information here:
As I said before, I believe the 5xxx and newer series only came on MXM 3.0 cards, which use a different connector.
The easy answer is probably "no" because the 4650 is the most powerful MXM 2.0 card, and you already have one.
I found this :
its lot similiar to mine:
This is why we recommend a desktop for most users.
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