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Old 05-18-2006, 01:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Integrated to Video Card... Possible?

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I bought a Dell E1705 LAPTOP a few months back. I bought it with the GMA 945, which I kindo f regret. But I can still play Doom 3, haha. Anyway, is there a way I can upgrade this integrated graphics to a video card... something like nVidia or ATI? I searched the site on this, but everyone kept talking about how they could upgrade from a nVidia to a better/newer nVidia for the Dell E1705.Anyway, is there a way I can upgrade this integrated graphics to a video card... something like nVidia or ATI?

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Old 05-18-2006, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well... motherboard probably have slots for video card there?.. I dont know f its AGP or PCI-e.. so you need get some video card...

oh nvm that... that Dell is Laptop?
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i'm assuming that since integrated graphics are on the mobo, it won't have a slot for a video card.... especially on a laptop. Does anyone know for sure??
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I didnt know it was laptop... well you probobly will not able to do much with laptop...
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there are two laptops with upgradable video cards, and you have to send them in. i think they are voodoos and alienwares or something


so the answer is no, there is no way.
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thats not true, I can upgrade the video card in my inspiron 9100 to the one that was in the xps.
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had a roommate that tried to upgrade his integrated gpu.... involved sodering... i believe there was a fire involved at one point.... the thing ended up working, sometimes... overall, even if you knew what you were doing... not worth it imo....
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