You will need
- Phillips screwdriver.
To begin to examine the characteristics of the installed video card. If you are dealing with an integrated video card, then you have two ways to solve the problem. First, install second full-length graphics card.
To do this, turn off the laptop. Loosen all locking screws and remove the bottom cover. Find the port to connect the video card and install it. Assemble the laptop and turn on the device.
Install the required drivers and software. Most likely, you will have to install a program that allows you to switch between installed cards.
Disadvantage of this method is that not all laptops with pre-installed integrated graphics card has a port to connect a second device. In this case, increase the capacity of existing equipment.
Integrated graphics chips work by the computer's memory. Often to run "heavy" application or game requires a large amount of RAM and video card. Install additional cost of RAM that the system could allocate more resources to the video card.
If your laptop has full video card, then first adjust the parameters of its work. To do this, disable the unnecessary features. Usually turn off vertical sync and anisotropic filtering. Can also reduce the desktop resolution or application to reduce the load on the video card.
If you decide to replace the video card, then first examine the capabilities of the motherboard. Specify the type of port to which you connected the graphics card. Find out the maximum volume of the device is recommended for sharing with the motherboard and the rest of the equipment.
Repeat the operations described in the second and third steps.
Be careful when disassembling the laptop. You may have to disconnect some ribbon cables for access to the slot of the adapter.