Updating laptop graphics
Hp tech support said it was possible and said they had dedicated graphics card on their site but no luck, i even called the store customer service and still no luck. If your laptop has integrated graphics (intel hd ....or if you have an amd a-....) then the answer is an immediate no.If your laptop has dedicated graphics (nvidia or ati) then there may be a beter grahics card that HP made for that product line.Desktop graphics cards all use the same port and size (at least in height and width) standards, laptops on the hand vary from OEM to OEM and even model to model so you have a very limited amount of upgrades availible if any.my question is do we have to update the integrated graphics as well or can i just update the 940m? also whats the difference between updating from device manager and going to the nvidia website urself and downloading it from there? Sometimes laptop vendors have tweaked versions of GFX drives ... I generally recommend checking manufacturer;s web site 1st, in your case HP, and if nothing there, then go to intel and n Vidia It doesnt matter what you update first although there are some default bios settings that prioritizes a certain driver.The difference between updating from the device manager compared to downloading it manually is does that in the device manager, the program visits microsoft's website to see if the driver it will download is supported and will then proceed to the manufacturer's site automatically then download it.
I suggest using DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller) first then installing the latest drivers. The difference between updating from the device manager compared to downloading it manually is does that in the device manager, the program visits microsoft's website to see if the driver it will download is supported and will then proceed to the manufacturer's site automatically then download it.Some computers contain integrated graphics processing, which means there is no graphics card that is distinct from the motherboard.Computers with built in graphics cards are generally much worse at handling complex graphics; a dedicated graphics card should be used when attempting to play games with high graphic requirements.The vast majority of laptops have integrated graphics, which means the GPU (graphics processing unit) is permanently attached to the motherboard, and not removable as it is in a desktop PC.These days, a lot of CPUs contain the GPU, which means that you would have to replace the processor in order to upgrade the graphics.
In most cases, it isn't possible to upgrade a laptop's graphics card.