Installing a graphics card on T510 laptop
by Calpse - 8/12/11 1:57 PM
I currently own a Lenovo T510 thinkpad. It uses an Intel HD Graphics chip and has no distinct video card. Over the past few months, my need for a bit higher end graphics processing has increased so I looked into upgrading the graphics card, knowing full well how difficult that can be with a laptop. I found that the T510 can actually be purchased with a Nvidia Quadro NVS 3100M graphics card in addition to the integrated chip. When I called and asked Lenovo about the possibility of installing this card on my laptop now I was met with the rote response that Lenovo doesn't support retrofitting hardware into their laptops. So my question should be evident. Can I install this graphics card on this laptop? If yes, is it a difficult enough process that I should seek professional help to install it? If no, does anyone have any recommendations for me short of buying a new laptop?
Thanks to all.