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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Random Hero, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. Random Hero

    Random Hero Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    Is it possible to change video cards on a laptop? I've had others on a different website tell me it's not possible. Just a quick question, shouldn't take much of your time. Thanks!:D

    Here's my system:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: MP061
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 502MB RAM
    Page File: 731MB used, 495MB available
    DirectX Version: 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
     
  2. emoric

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    Only if its not integrated. :)
     
  3. Couriant

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    The majority of laptops are intergrated. I know a few dells have changable video.
     
  4. Random Hero

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    Uh oh.. I think I do have one integrated.

    Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family (Intel(R) Calistoga Graphics Controller)

    Does that mean I'm doomed?
     
  5. Random Hero

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    Here's my system:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: MP061
    BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A01
    Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 502MB RAM
    Page File: 731MB used, 495MB available
    DirectX Version: 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

    Now, how would I be able to tell if my card is changable or not?
     
  6. Couriant

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    What is your Dell model number? The system number is not showing on Dell's website
     
  7. Random Hero

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    Inspiron E1705
     
  8. Couriant

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    Your machine is not upgradeable.

    Also take note of your memory. You have 502MB. looks like you have about 10MB for video. I would suggest you upgrade your memory to the maximum that machine can take. It will help you with your video.
     
  9. Random Hero

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    Oh well. Thanks anyway.
     
  10. Couriant

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    (y) no problem

    You can mark your threads solved by going to Thread Tools on top of this page :D
     
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