Solved All-in-one PC graphics card update

Lenovo C560-10150 all-in-one desktop pc...
July 11, 2015 at 16:54:53
Specs: Windows 8.1, 8 GB
Hello. I bought a Lenovo C560, and I've been trying to work AutoCAD with it, but the Graphics Card (I believe) is too slow and causing MAJOR lag. It's an all-in-one desktop, and I've been told by every shop I visit that I can't put a new graphics card in it and they all want to sell me a new computer. I can't return this one because I bought it over 60 days ago. Nonetheless, it's still practically brand new. My question is, is there a DIY way of putting a new graphics card in my computer? (I'm used to soldering and cutting plastic if the card is too big is not a problem)
The specs of my computer are:
Intel i3 4400 Quad Core 3GHz (processor and graphics card)

Thank you!

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July 11, 2015 at 18:08:16
That sort of computer has on-board graphics with no provision for add-on cards. They are micro-miniature (machine built) so there is little scope for even a knowledgeable hardware tech to do very much - far from DIY.

I think the shops are right. In this instance they are not "just" after a sale. Whatever, keep watching - might as well see what others say.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 11, 2015 at 18:26:17
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"Intel i3 4400 Quad Core 3GHz (processor and graphics card)"

Your all-in-one PC doesn't have a graphics card. As you posted above, the graphics & the processor are together. Also, there are no i3 quads so you most likely have i3-4150T dual core. You might be able to swap the CPU for one with a better graphics chip, but you'd have to find out which CPUs would be compatible with your motherboard & then figure out if it would be cost effective.

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July 11, 2015 at 18:27:18
You should have checked what hardware is recommended for autoCAD:

Sell the Lenovo C560, or make your fav. nephew happy, and get a better system.

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July 11, 2015 at 18:56:36
Depending on how much you are planning on using Autocad, how much 2D and 3D you are doing, and your budget, I would recommend building a new desktop computer yourself.
If you are planning on doing mostly 2D work then a fast i3 or i5 (dual or quad) with at least 16GB fast RAM, and a GTX750 or higher graphics card should do it.
If you are planning on a fair amount of 3D work or a lot of 2D and some 3D then a fast i5 or i7 processor, 32Gb of fast RAM, and at least a GTX750Ti or GTX960 or higher graphics card would be the starting point.
If you are doing extensive production work then a workstation is where you need to be.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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