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video card for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by hpracing007, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. hpracing007

    hpracing007

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    I got this computer like... 3 months ago. it's a nice one but it had integrated graphics. I think the specs are dual core, 1gb of ram, 100 gb hd ect ect..

    i bought a game thinking it would run anything. Well the game won't load and from doing research it says that the video cards that are specified on the box are actually not recommended but are required.

    So... is there a way to put a video card in my laptop, or am i screwed and have to try to find someone to sell the game to?:sad:
     
  2. Egyas

    Egyas Troll Hater

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    You're pretty much screwed. Most laptops cannot be upgraded in the graphics department. What type is it?
     

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    It's a Dell Inspiron E1505 i bought it in july i think.
     
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    Optional video card

    128MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1300 HyperMemory
     
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    HAVOC Remember CLM Millennium Member

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    The integrated graphics version uses the i945GM chipset wheile the discrete graphics version uses the i945PM chipset. Chances are the one you bought doesn't have the needed connector for the discrete card. Follow the service manual link DC provided and see if you can find the related port inside your PC. If it's there, you might be able to buy a card and install it. It'll be machine specific though, and you'd have to buy it from Dell, unless you can find a pull on a website somewhere.
     
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    Looks like you may be in luck!
     
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    It looks from the specs of the motherboard that those with integrated graphics can't be upgraded with another video card.
     
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    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Generally, laptop video cannot be upgraded, but there are a few exceptions. Its not like a desktop/tower...