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how to install a graphics card in a laptop

Most of the latest laptops have an integrated graphics unit i.e., Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The GPU is attached permanently on the laptop’s motherboard, and it is not removable. You can install a graphics card in the laptop. But not for gaming purposes. The section given below explains how to install a Graphics Card in a Laptop ( EXP GDC version 8.0).

  1. First, purchase the EXP GDC version 8.0 external graphic card from a trusted online retail store.
  2. Specification: This external graphic card contains one HDMU port, 1 USB port, 8 PIN power IN, PCI Express 3.0 slot, and one DC in Socket.
  3. Inside the EXP GDC version 8.0 external graphic card package, you can find the graphics card, an HDMI to Mini PCI cables, a power connector cable, and a user guide.

Preparing your laptop

  1. Switch on your laptop.
  2. Make sure that your laptop has enough space and is compatible with the external graphics card setup.

Download the external graphics card driver

  1. Now, open a web browser on your system.
  2. Navigate to the external graphics card’s official site.
  3. Search for the driver files that are compatible with your system.
  4. Follow these steps we can execute that how to install a graphics card in a laptop.

Uninstall the Wi-Fi diver installed on your system

  1. Disconnect your Windows system from the internet connection.
  2. Navigate to the Device Manager 
  3. Locate and right-click on the Wi-Fi Driver file.
  4. Select the Uninstall 
  5. Now, the confirmation dialog box will appear on the screen.
  6. Tick the Delete driver and software checkbox and click the OK 
  7. Once the wireless LAN driver is uninstalled, power off your Windows system.
  8. By utilizing these steps we can execute that how to install a graphics card in a laptop.

Connect the external graphics card into your Windows system

  1. Get the HDMI to Mini PC cable provided along with the external graphics card.
  2. Now, remove the battery from your Windows OS laptop.
  3. Using a four-headed screwdriver, remove the screws mounting the laptop’s access door.
  4. Check for the Mini PCI slot. It might be behind your laptop screen.
  5. If so, remove all the screws mounted at the back of your laptop.
  6. After that, take the laptop’s keyboard out using the Play tool.
  7. Look for the Mini PCI 
  8. If it is not there, open the whole Palm part of your laptop.
  9. Refer your laptop’s user guide or contact the experts in removing the Palm part of your laptop.
  10. After that, search for the Mini PCI slot.
  11. Once you find it, connect the Mini PCI cable to your laptop.
  12. Make sure to tighten the screws after connecting the cable.
  13. Now, close the Palm part. Replace the keyboard, re-mount all the screws, close the access door, and re-insert the battery.
  14. To continue with further setup, you need an SMPS that contains at least 6:50 capacity.
  15. Get a 24 PIN connector and CPU connector.
  16. Connect both the connector to each other properly.
  17. Make sure that your laptop and SMPS are charging.
  18. Now, get the external graphics card.
  19. Connect the 8-PIN power cord from the SMPS into the graphics card.
  20. Similarly, connect the graphics card to your laptop using the Mini PCI cable.
  21. After that, insert the PCI Express in the graphics card.
  22. Now, take the PCI wire from SMPS and connect it into the graphics card.
  23. Switch on your Windows laptop and go to the BIOS section by pressing the F2 button.
  24. Disable the Integrated NIC 
  25. Now, start your Windows system.The graphics card will be detected automatically.
  26. Now, open the downloaded graphics card’s driver file.
  27. Perform the on-screen instructions to install the installation process,
  28. After installing, restart your laptop to save the changes.
  29. The laptop’s GPU will make the required changes.
  30. Adjust the gaming preferences as per your need and start the gaming experience on your laptop.
  31. Using these steps We can execute that how to install a graphics card in a laptop.