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Old 12-27-2005, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Upgrading Laptop Video card

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I need a little help here. i have a Dell inspiron 5100 that i bought new 2 years ago. everything is descent still about it, (512 DDR, 2.4 Gh pentium 4, 40 gig drive), except for the video card, which is a 64mb radeon 7500, and won't run directX 8. 0

i would like to upgrade the video card to something that can run directX 9.0 or higher. does anyone have any suggestions on good cards? what should i look for? where should i look? and most importantly, how should i go about installing the new hardware without wrighting off my comp?

thanks allot guys!
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i dont think you can upgrade video cards in lappy's
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.ati.com/products/mobile.html


neither do i, but they apparently do make new cards for them...
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those are new chipsets for laptop cards that will be placed in newer laptops that are being manufactered currently. You can't upgrade the graphics on a laptop.

A google.com search could've yielded this to you .
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