It is usually not possible to install a video card in a laptop as the graphics-processing function is integrated into the motherboard. It may be possible to attach the laptop to an external graphics enclosure that contains a GPU intended for desktops.Continue Reading
Though they are rare, there are some laptops that are designed with removable or optional graphics cards, such as the Lenovo Y510p.
If a laptop does not have a removable graphics card, however, another option to look into is an external graphics amplifier. Alienware manufactures one for its Alienware 13 and later models, and MSIs Gaming Dock Station connects to a wider range of laptops.Learn more about Computers & Hardware
Integrated graphics cards are typically soldered directly to the motherboard, so users can't remove them without specialized tools. Furthermore, removing an integrated chip can cause the motherboard to fail. However, a person can connect a discrete graphics card to the computer, which lets her bypass the integrated chip.Full Answer >
To reboot a Dell laptop to its factory settings hold the appropriate function key while the computer starts up. When the Advanced Boot Option screen appears, use the Repair menu to reboot the computer to its original settings.Full Answer >
To disable the function key on a Compaq or Hewlett-Packard laptop, access the BIOS setup and disable the Action Keys Mode in the System Configuration menu. Function keys can be configured on most Hewlett-Packard and Compaq laptops with advanced BIOS options. The function key can be turned off within a few minutes.Full Answer >
HP and other computer manufacturers use function (fn) keys on compact keyboards to combine two keyboard functions into one in order to save on space. They are typically labeled F1 through F12.Full Answer >