Upgrading Video Card in Acer® Aspire Laptop
Do you want to upgrade the video card in your Acer Aspire laptop and need some tips?
Acer Aspire laptop has been designed to meet the computing requirements of users. The hardware configuration is enough to support all kinds of every day applications. Acer Aspire laptop comes preinstalled with Blu-ray Disc drive. When the video quality of the laptop needs to be boosted you may upgrade the video card. The video card needs to be upgraded, if you are planning to use high-end graphical applications like games. The qualities of most of the games depend on the graphics card, so if the graphics card is upgraded then the quality will increase in Acer Aspire laptop.
The following are tips and things to be kept in mind while upgrading the video card in Acer Aspire laptop:
- Install external video card
- Check RAM requirements
Install external video card
The upgradability of video card in laptops is very limited since the video card is integrated in the chipset. In order to resolve this, you need to use an external video card in Acer Aspire laptop. If you choose an external video card, it may eliminate the risk of changing the whole chipset. You may go for external video cards that can be connected by means of a USB drive. After connecting the video card, you have to make sure that appropriate drivers are installed.
Check RAM requirements
Check if RAM of Acer Aspire laptop is enough for the external video card. Go though the requirements of the video card. The requirements of RAM will be documented in the installation manual along with the video card. If RAM is not enough for the video card, then upgrade the RAM. RAM can be upgraded easily in Acer Aspire laptop.
Check whether the new video card you are trying to install in Acer Aspire laptop is compatible with the operating system or not. Different versions of Windows demand different hardware specifications. Make sure that the minimum system requirements are met. The new video card should be compatible with the version of Windows installed in Acer Aspire laptop. Otherwise, it may affect the performance of the laptop.
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