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How to Upgrade from an Nvidia Geforce Graphics Card in an Asus Laptop. Are those graphics just not quite up to par? If you’re a hardcore gamer/game developer, video editor, or just an average user wanting more speed in intensive applications, then you want only the best. However, you probably don’t want a new laptop. If you are looking for some additional power for gaming or graphical design, consider upgrading the video card on your Asus laptop. The video card in your Asus laptop is what enhances and controls the video output capabilities on your computer. Manually replacing the video card may void your warranty. Contact Asus before attempting this operation. You can replace the graphics card in your Asus laptop in about 45 minutes. Replacing those slow graphics for shiny new ones has never been easier. Let’s get started.
Steps on How to Upgrade from an Nvidia Geforce Graphics Card in an Asus Laptop
- Remember to save all of your work and turn off the device. Once you’ve turned it completely off, make sure to unplug the laptop from the wall, if it is connected. If possible, make sure to also take out the battery from the laptop, just to be safe. You don’t want to be messing around with expensive electronics only to have your laptop start up and short circuit.
- Select a screwdriver that best matches the screws on your device. Most laptops have Phillips screw heads for the outer panel, but yours might be different depending on the manufacturer of the laptop.
- Flip over your device and remove the screws from the larger panel. Make sure not to strip the screws, as you’ll need those to put the cover(s) back on again. This is where you will find the “Guts” of your laptop.
- There will be a silver casing surrounding a large part of the circuits inside. Do not touch this. It is the bare bones of the laptop and contains BIOS chips and default ram. The exposed part is what you will be looking at. The graphics card is a large chip that is coming out of the side of the casing. You will want to unscrew the card from the outside. (Screws vary with laptop)
- Observe a gap on the side of the laptop. Write down or take a picture of which wires connect to which parts of the card. Remove these wires and put the old graphics card aside.
- Insert the new graphics card (It may not fit if it is water-cooled) and connect the wires as they were to the previous card. Screw everything back in place.