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Old 02-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Right now onboard gpu.. I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade it to something better without needing a new mobo? I tried calling dell but I hung up on the guy when he asked what PCI meant.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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they make special graphic cards for lap top i think the best u can get right now with out spending a million dollors in the 7600 geforce
but there a paint o put in cuz u have to take the whole thing apart
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #3
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they make special graphic cards for lap top i think the best u can get right now with out spending a million dollors in the 7600 geforce
but there a paint o put in cuz u have to take the whole thing apart
Yeah, I'd pay a professional to do it. But dell said I'd need a new mobo.... It really didn't make sense. I asked the guy shouldnt my mobo still have a pci slot and like I said he asked what pci meant and I hung up on him.
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As far as i'm aware, i'm not 100% though, is that only some motherboards support upgrading the graphics cards in laptops...maybe your Dell doesn't support upgrading...also, laptop graphics cards are no where near as cheap as Desktop graphics cards...

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Ya and laptops don't have pci slots they PCMCIA slots, so you couldn't get a card that is pci, its also highly unlikely that you can upgrade your video card especially in a dell, they make there sytems with cheap custom parts so they have the bare minimum that will make it work...
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The last two said it. its virtually impossable to upgrade your laptops video card. the only company i know of that has boards that even support it is Alienware.

oh, and props for haning up on dell. Keep it american, go Acer (sorry i had to say that, their tech support is located in texas, not somewhere in never-never-land).
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