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Old 10-07-2007, 08:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to upgrade my Laptop's video card for some newer games coming out. Here are my laptop specs right now

Model: Dell Inspiron 6400 (15.4 Inch)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 2.0 GHz
RAM: 1GB
Video Card: ATI X1400

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So far I've been looking at getting the GeForce 8700m card. Although are there any other cards that are better? I'm not sure of a budget yet.. I'll be upgrading my RAm to 2 GBs as soon as possible.

Any Pros and Cons with having DirectX10 ?

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I don't think it's user-upgradeable.
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you can't upgrade just the GPU, you need to replace the entire mainboard or buy a new one if you want that GPU changed...
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darnit, will new cards just not fit it or something?
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its just soldered on....
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ok.. well then just for talking sakes.. what are some good graphics cards for laptops? and what are the pros and cons of a DX10 card ?
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just DX10 support and some eye candy

the best are....

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Seems like a lot of people jump to conclusions here (probably because 99.9% of laptops out there have un-upgradable graphics).

Yes, you can upgrade the graphics card in an Inspiron 6400 as long as you already have a dedicated card.

And Dell actually shows you how:

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Taking apart your laptop will not void your warranty, but if you damage anything in the process, don't go running to Dell.

The next question you should ask: Are there any higher video cards than the X1400 available for the E1505/6400?
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ok,, another thing is, I won't be doing this myself.. I'll probably just go to the store, get the card and get them to install it (hopfully free).
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Seems like a lot of people jump to conclusions here (probably because 99.9% of laptops out there have un-upgradable graphics).

Yes, you can upgrade the graphics card in an Inspiron 6400 as long as you already have a dedicated card.

And Dell actually shows you how:

Documentation

Taking apart your laptop will not void your warranty, but if you damage anything in the process, don't go running to Dell.

The next question you should ask: Are there any higher video cards than the X1400 available for the E1505/6400?
Once again, I don't think the graphics card is user-upgradeable. Prove me wrong by finding a better graphics card taht works on his laptop.
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