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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

    Jun 10, 2006
    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


    Feb 20, 1999
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    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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