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Old 05-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Hey!

I just bought an IBM ThinkPad T43, which has an ATI X300 Graphics Card with 64 MB RAM, however, i want to upgrade it.

I'd like a card in the 50/60 dollar range, that's compatible. Can someone who's savy help me out. I've never changed graphics cards before. One that can handle movies and video games without a problem(my pc froze trying to play a movie).

Any help would be apprecaited.

Myabe a Radeon 9600, or something?? Would that work?
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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You can't change laptop graphics cards as they are intergrated in.
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You can't upgrade those. Integrated components are soldered onto the motherboard. It would take a lot of skill and money to upgrade it.
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DO I have any other options? My computer has a PCMCIA slot. Can I use that to put in a second graphics card or something?
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Not enough power or bandwidth to really support anything newer.
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Ya, you would need to either buy or build a new computer
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This is a laptop, correct? Don't even try. If you want a gaming laptop, be prepared to spend a good amount of cash. You'd be better off building a desktop machine if you want to get into gaming.
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I'm really just into watching movies and streaming video. Not into gaming really. IS there anyway to increase my video memeory of ram?
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Nope. Everything is soldered in, meaning you can't add any video RAM. The only thing you can change is the amount of system RAM.
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