How To Upgrade Graphics Card On Laptop

When running some heaviest realistic games on computers, it becomes pretty burdensome for usual computers to provide their users with a fluent screenplay lacking some extra-ordinary component (upgraded RAM or an upgraded GPU).  A good GPU is considered the leading factor when a sensual script is concerned. The pictures you see on your laptop screen are composed of tiny pixels, and usually, a screen display has more than 2 million pixels.  The CPU works in coordination with several software applications.

It sends the data to the GPU, through which the GPU decides how to use the pixel on the screen to create an image. Afterward, this information is sent to the monitor. A graphic card’s duty is somewhat complex, but it becomes easy to understand its principles and components. The computer has to decide what to do with each pixel to create an image. For this purpose, it requires a translator, which can take the binary code from the CPU and convert it into the picture form for the user’s convenience.

But laptops aren’t typically designed with graphic card up-gradation in mind. They don’t have ample room, so eventually, it becomes pretty challenging to swap parts. This difficulty becomes the reason for the very likely asked question of how to upgrade Graphics Card on laptop. So, this article will provide you with a clear idea of doing this. Getting your hands on an impressive GPU has become a very tough task and almost unachievable due to the high demand and supply gap. The leading brands are Intel, Asus, AMD, and Nvidia. These brands produce valuable cards that are capable of running high-end games, video editing software, and streaming.


Graphics Card On Laptop
Graphics Card On Laptop

By testing, we mean benchmarking your GPU’s performance by running multiple software applications to evaluate how long it takes a given hardware configuration to finish the given operations. We can also say what kind of results it produces in a given interval of time. Usually, the benchmark results are in a broad array of hardware-component reviews. For our purpose, benchmarking might be a good servant for comparing different graphic cards (some sort of buying guide) and can be utilized to determine whether the graphic card’s performance does really become a problem or not with time.


The process of upgrading your old-dusty GPU is very easy, and there are a few things that need to be done before doing the swapping. Of course, these steps might be annoying for some users but spare a thought for our first-time computer enthusiasts. For swapping the card, you don’t need to be a computer expert, and you just have to follow the guidelines written below.


The graphic card is a supreme server in a better screenplay. It is very much necessary that you buy a GPU in accordance with your motherboard requirements. Some factors need to be considered while buying a GPU. The first factor is the power of the GPU. The total power measures how much emphasis has been supplied to the entire GPU. Your GPU power must cohere with the motherboard specifications.

One other factor that is specifically for gamers is the clock speed. The clock speed serves as a key factor in GPU performance as it directly affects the FPS. The clock speed is directly proportional to the number of FPS. The clock speed serves as a critical factor in GPU performance as it directly affects the FPS. The higher the clock speed, the higher the number of FPS that you can enjoy while playing a heavy game


You don’t need a bunch of tools for doing an up-gradation in the GPU, and instead, you just need to have a screwdriver. Continue reading our full article; eventually, you will achieve swapping a new Graphic card.


A graphic card has its own drivers and they are confined to a very tiny program in your computer that allows and enables the graphics to be communicated by the graphic card within the operating system. Your screen won’t lose display after uninstalling the driver because Windows has its own basic built-in driver that takes the graphics rendering job.

However, the only problem is that you have to keep in mind that removing drivers of your old graphic card will be worth it before installing any other driver. It would be very much beneficial for you to do this process in a hierarchy as it would create a bypass between you and any type of issue like you might see a blurry screen or poor screen resolution etc.


If you aren’t sure about the dust build-up in your PC, now is the time to get rid of all the dust. Dust is the prime enemy, and you will not be happy if dust goes straight into your new GPU. If you are not an expert, you can just use a thin nozzle of the vacuum cleaner and vacuum up all the dust from the lower end of your PC case to prevent any dust particles from entering the components.


Upgrade Graphics Card On Laptop
Upgrade Graphics Card On Laptop

Now after following all the above steps, you can now replace your old graphic card with your newly bought one.

  1. The GPU is tightly screwed into the place at the back of the laptop to secure it, and moreover, it would prevent it from the effects of gravity. Unscrew these bolts and carefully put them together so they can’t make any trouble for you.
  2. Now, you are going to unplug the power connectors, which are generally located on the side of the card and usually face you.
  3. Now the card has been disconnected and is almost free. The final step is to push the catch you notice on the PCI-e slot. This catch looks very much like a lever, and eventually, it will unclip your GPU from the motherboard. Sometimes, you might have to apply some more force after this step.
  4. Once the old card has been removed, you can now just slot your new GPU into the position, and you will hear a click sound (the sound of reclipping). Reattach your power connections to the GPU and then screw back all the bolts and plug in the battery. Now everything is plugged in. Turn it all back on and see if it powers up. Remember, modern GPUs fans run idle until the graphics card heats up, so don’t worry if nothing moves at starting.
  5. For checking whether your PC has recognized the new GPU or not, navigate to your device manager and click on “Display adapters.” You’re done with upgrading your GPU. Now it’s the time to load your favorite titles again and get a fantastic gaming experience at a higher frame per second, with enhanced details and a smoother display.


Arslan Ashraf
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