Why do I have 2 Display Adapters. Inter(R) HD Graphics Family NVIDIA Geforce 840M?

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I am using a laptop and I want to buy a new Graphic card for gaming then I notice I have 2 display adapters in my device manager. btw the laptop was given to me by my father.

I am using a Lenovo and there is a sticker of that says NVIDIA GEFORCE and Inter inside core i5.I wan't to know if there is anything

I am using a laptop and I want to buy a new Graphic card for gaming then I notice I have 2 display adapters in my device manager. btw the laptop was given to me by my father.

I am using a Lenovo and there is a sticker of that says NVIDIA GEFORCE and Inter inside core i5.I wan't to know if there is anything wrong with my laptop and if possible switch the Inter to NVIDIA if not then is it ok to my another graphic card like Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 for my laptop.

Best Answer:

The_Kaiser: You cannot upgrade a laptop graphics card, as it's just a chip & will require a new chip & a lot of electrical engineering knowledge to install such a thing. Laptops aren't made for upgrading as they only last 2-3 years in most cases maybe longer if you're one that looks after things really well.

As for having 2 adapters, its because you have a dedicated graphics card as well as intel HD graphics(built into the CPU) you can switch to the dedicated card for games and rendering, but the intel HD will be used mostly for everyday things like schoolwork or youtube videos.

Other answer:

The_Kaiser:
It isnt possible to add a desktop graphics card to a laptop or any graphics card for that matter you can have an external graphics card in this article it explains ithttp://www.pcworld.com/article/2984716/laptop-computers/how-to-transform-your-laptop-into-a-gaming-powerhouse-with-an-external-graphics-card.html , also your cpu is probably integrated right into your motherboard which would make it impossible to switch.
ndgo:
It's physically impossible to upgrade a laptop graphics adapter you might want to consider building a real computer… or buying mine it's for sale.
maps3333:
you can not add graphic cards to laptops.

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