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Old 12-27-2005, 11:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Upgrading laptop video card

Hi guys
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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Old 12-27-2005, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only other option that would work on ur laptop would be ATI's Radeon 9000 at either 32 mb or 64. nothing else would work on that lappy. sorry
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