Upgrade Graphics Card on Toshiba Satellite A35-S209

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I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite A35-S209. My problem is that the integrated graphics card is 32 MB, and I am a graphic designer. As you know, I need a good graphics card to use software like 3D MAX.

My question is: Can I change the graphics card in my laptop? If so how? If not what is the optimal solution? Thanks.

Answered By 0 points N/A #79221

Upgrade Graphics Card on Toshiba Satellite A35-S209



Well, upgrading a machine is very popular because we want to maximize our machine performance and get better results from it. But when it comes to upgrade a laptop, it’s basically a very delicate job as the architect of laptop is complicated as compare to desktop. It’s easier to pull off graphic card from desktop.

But for any up gradation of device in laptop, you have to have screwdrivers in your hand and have to open the entire body of laptop, which is risk full. Toshiba Satellite A35-S209 can be modified and upgrade but this model of Toshiba possesses a Pentium 4 processor. So if you upgrade you 32 MB card with 64 MB or 128 MB, nothing much can change.

It will run 3D MAX software, but the speed will never been that smooth. And may be your laptop suffers from heat up problem. So if you don’t want to buy a new one and want to upgrade it, just don’t take the risk. Search for a hardware expert in near market.

Answered By 577265 points N/A #313755

Upgrade Graphics Card on Toshiba Satellite A35-S209


Since your Toshiba Satellite A35-S2091 is a laptop, unfortunately, upgrading the video card by adding a dedicated graphics adapter is not possible. This applies to laptops in general. With a laptop, the only component or hardware component that you can upgrade is the physical memory or the RAM. Other than that like the processor and the video card, you’re pretty much on the dead end.

There’s no way you can replace them to upgrade the computer because these devices are built-in to the motherboard and the motherboard itself doesn’t have extra slots for the video card if you want to add one. Here are the hardware specifications of your laptop:

  • 2.80 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor
  • 512 MB RAM (can be upgraded to 2 GB max)
  • 60 GB hard drive
  • 15-inch TFT active-matrix display which supports 16M colors at 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Integrated Intel 852GM video card with 32 MB video RAM
  • SD card reader
  • Printer port
  • Video port
  • Two USB 2.0 ports
  • TV-Out (S-Video)
  • RJ-45 LAN port
  • RJ-11 modem port
  • 13 x 11 x 1.7 inches physical dimension
  • DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive

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