Video Card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-24-2005, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Serpentine105
Default Video Card

Hey, I have an HP Laptop, the Pavilion dv4000 and since it's a laptop, it's not all that powerful. A lot of games I play run slowly or are very laggy, and I was wondering if I should buy a new video card to help that. My question is, do video cards actually make your PCs run faster and better during games, not only make the graphics better? If they do make them run better, I'll get one as soon as I can, but what would you guys suggest that I get?

Edit: Oh, and money is an issue to, haha, I need something good and something that won't make me go broke. Preferably up to $100 USD.
Just read a post saying it's impossible to put a new video card in a laptop, but my laptop has a little slot in it, and I thought that was for new video cards. Am I wrong?
And if it IS impossible to put them in laptops, then can I pay to get one installed, and how much would that cost?
Sorry for all the questions, I have no idea about any of this stuff.

Thanks for any help

Serpentine105 is offline  
Old 11-24-2005, 10:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member (again)
macdude425's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Raul's Wild Kingdom...How 'bout that, huh?
Posts: 4,202
Send a message via AIM to macdude425 Send a message via Yahoo to macdude425

Video cards in laptops are soldered onto the motherboard. You can't replace it.


Debian Support Forums!
macdude425 is offline  
Old 11-24-2005, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 7
Send a message via AIM to Serpentine105

I was scared somebody would tell me that. Alright, well I guess I'll probably be investing in a non-portable PC pretty soon.
Thanks for the help
Serpentine105 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.