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Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset

idata
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Is it possible to upgrade from Q45/Q43 Express Chipset to a better graphics card without replacing the motherboard or the computer in general??

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MOFG
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Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset

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n_scott_pearson
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That depends.

Laptop? No.

Desktop? Yes, you can purchase an add-in graphics card and use it. There's a 'but', however: For systems this old, you need an old graphics card. You will need to look at what cards NVidia and AMD (ATI) made in that timeframe (say, 2008-2010) and then attempt to purchase one of these cards.

Hope this helps,

..S

P.S. My opinion, which you can choose to ignore or not, is to upgrade the entire system. If course, this takes a significant amount of money. Consider, however, that the money you spend now on a graphics card for this old system - which would be next to useless in a modern system - will be money you won't have when it does become time to replace this old system. I call this 'throwing good money for bad'.

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