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Changing Video Card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by spunaugle, Jan 19, 2007.

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  1. spunaugle

    spunaugle Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone I'm considering changing my video card but it is intergraded graphics. I've never done anything involving intergraded graphics or really know much about them. I have a Compaq Presario 2100 laptop and the video card is a Radeon IGP 320M. As a note I'm perfectly comfortable "field-stripping" my machiene and have completely disassembled it several times. So what would you guys recomend doing about replacing this card?
     
  2. Mulderator

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    By "integrated" graphics, do you mean "on board" video--i.e, you're video is integrated with the MOBO? If that's the case, you can't upgrade it--you'd have to get a new motherboard.
     
  3. Compiler

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    While some notebooks do have internal expansion for video - these are typically modern $2000~4000 gaming notebooks.... not 3-4year old notebooks such as yours.

    Radeon IGP 320M is not a graphics card. Its a controller chip with built-in graphics. It cannot be replaced. Want more power, replace whole unit. Starting price for lower-end gaming notebooks is about $1200.
     
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