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Acer laptop hardware upgrade issues

July 29, 2010 at 03:40:47
Specs: Windows XP, 1 gb
In my laptop there is only 80 Gb harddisk and also there is no 3D graphic video can i increase my harddisk space in laptop and also....... Can a 3D graphic card or video card be put in a laptop?????????????

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July 29, 2010 at 12:03:31
Some laptops have upgradable video cards however since your provided no information about your make and model of laptop it would be impossible to say. Usually you can go larger on the hard drives.

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July 29, 2010 at 22:13:02
Acer:Aspire 3683NWXCi
Intel celeron M processor 430
1.73 Ghz ,533 Mhz FSB ,1Mb L2 cache
14.1"WXGA Crystal Brite LCD
Mobile intel 940 GML express chipset
80 Gb HDD
1 Gb RAM

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July 29, 2010 at 23:22:28

Your hard drive is SATA.
You can buy any size of SATA laptop ( 2.5" ) hard drive and install it in your model. E.g. 500gb.

If you would rather not lose the data already on the drive, or have to install Windows or your original brand name software installation from scratch , if you buy yourself an external 2.5" SATA hard drive enclosure (I recommend Vantec ones) and install the new hard drive in it, and connect that via USB to your laptop, you can use free software available on the web site of the hard drive manufacturer to copy the entire contents of your old drive to the new one, then swap drives. E.g. Seagate has MaxBlast .

Your video adapter is NOT a CARD - it's built into the motherboard, and it already has 3D capabilty.

Aspire 3680 support


Core Logic Chipset Mobile IntelĀ® 940GML Express

User guide

It says in that - Mobile Intel 940GML/943GML Express Chipset (it says with integrated 3D graphics on the next page) for 3680.

There is no way you can have a better video adapter, unless you don't mind connecting an external monitor to your laptop, in which case you can get video adapters that plug in externally into your laptop.
See this:
Laptop video adapters, TV tuner examples

Service Guide (manual)

It's a bit older version, but the same probably applies - there is no video CARD slot.

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