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Laptop Video Card?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aero3685, Sep 3, 2004.

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  1. aero3685

    aero3685 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a Toshiba Laptop, and it has a trident cyber alladin video card. From what I have done so far... i havent been impressed with it. I have looked around, and can never seem to find prices on a ATI Mobile Radeon card. Any ideas where i would get one for cheap? And also are the video cards soldered onto the board in laptops? I am just looking for something mainly to keep up w/autoCAD and Rhino software which this one can do... but takes its time.

    Thanks
     
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  3. DaveBurnett

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    The only chance you have is if the chip is plug in not soldered OR the whole graphics module is replacable. Both of these are extremely unusual and I don't think they are with Toshiba.
     
  4. aero3685

    aero3685 Thread Starter

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    So am i pretty much limited to what is in here now?
     
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    Yes. The only laptop I know of with replaceable video cards is by Alienware (Area 51-m, not the thin and light version). They weigh a ton, have poor battery life and are more expensive than your average laptop. But, they have a replaceable video card and play games.
     
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