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Video card replacement in a laptop

Q: Video card replacement in a laptop

Hi there,

I've just had a question answered for me on the games bit
and now I need to know if you can replace a video card in a laptop. Thanks!

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A: Video card replacement in a laptop

Not usually. You have the Presario C300 right? If so its not upgradeble.
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A:video card replacement for gateway m675 laptop

ooo.. laptop.. maybe a bit tricky there..

Basicaly, do you have any experience opening a laptop? Laptop and desktop is somewhat different, since desktop has more easier access to fix stuff..

If its under warranty then send it off (easy way out) just make sure you backup your data beforehand..

I can't determine from the laptop specs if the video was onboard or card.. if its onboard then you won't be able to do much except change the whole motherboard.. maybe if you're lucky and if its hardware fault then it could be just the LCD screen thats stuffed..

but thats if you want to perform surgury on it

What other steps of troubleshooting have you attemtped to do? how did you come to the conclusion of the video adaptor being at fault?
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A:Video Card Replacement

If your not much into video editing or serious gaming your choice will be a fine one. I have a friend using the exact same one and he loves it. He does some picture editing and movie burning. He's using it on Win7 x64. And he loved the price on it as well!

P.S. He has used it on a couple of the newer games as well and says he doesn't notice anything wrong with it. It's holding fine!
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A:Video Card Fan Replacement

You should be able to install it yourself, and I suspect it'll be easier to find an aftermarket model.
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A:video card replacement

Being a laptop, it is most likely that the Graphics is integrated onto the motherboard and is therefore not user replaceable.
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A:Replacement Video Card installation

Hey, since nobody's answering your post.. I'll get it started..

This happen to me so I have some experience on it. All you have to do is just to plug in into your APG slot (I hope that's what you have) and then Windows will search for the best Driver. What OS (operating system) do you have?

In my case Windows ME gave me a Crappy One and it didn't work for me. I look up the manufacture of the Video Card went to the website and download the drivers. (Which is your Best Bet).

Just don't forget to UnZip it with Winzip.

It's simple as that...
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A:Need advice on replacement AGP Video card

Any AMD or nVidia AGP card that supports W7 should work. Use Tigerdirect or Newegg to search for one.

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A:Looking for suggestions for a replacement video card

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A:video card replacement advice

Decision made....

I found a new 9800 pro agp on ebay for about $60 w/ shipping. I was scrambling since as of a few days ago I only found used replacements or an excessive price. Hopefully case closed.
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A:Video Card dead - replacement

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A:Help With Video Card Replacement Problem

Need to know how much that you are willing to spend. What type of graphics slot the PC has. What power supply. And you are right about the memory upgrade. At least one gig, prefer 2 gigs. This machine may not be the right one to upgrade fully. Nvidia 7900 series cards are very good. 7600 GT. 7800 GS (AGP only).
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A:Black screen following video card replacement

Does the problem also exist in SAFE MODE?
We really need to know brand and model of computer, or configuration, and age of components to start making many suggestions.

I would want to remove every component possible, and be running some simple stuff... keeping very good notes of what attempts you have made.
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A:Optiplex 980 SFF NVidia NVS 420 video card replacement

dms59 requires a special video cable
What you want is an ASUS EAH5450.
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A:AGP replacement video card for Gateway FMC-901X


Did you ever find the replacement? I am in exactly same boat. My 901x hasn't been used for about 6 months since I moved to a new place and I am trying to resurrect it and I am getting all kinds of video atrifacts. Tried clean install and updated drivers same thing, I can boot up but after about 1 minute or screen either goes black or I gets all kind of lines and squares. I tried a new heat sink with the same effect, so looking for a new card.

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A:T2240 emachine video card replacement

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A:Replacement Video Card for nVIDIA Quadro 4 980xgl

Its hard to find AGP cards these days, especially Quadro cards, since all new cards are PCI-Express. What did they send you?

You may have to try eBay to find a replacement, you can still pick up the same card there:
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A:Can I put a cheap video card in my laptop?

All that info. And you didn't say what computer you have.
By the way, most laptops cannot have their onboard Video card updated (as the Video is connected to the actual Mobo).

Any further help, please put your System Specs information in your Profile
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Alright i bought an Alienware Laptop in January It worked fine for many months then i stopped needing it so i but it away for a few months I took it out a few months later when a friend came over and needed to use a computer After i booted it up it came Video Issues Card Laptop up with an error message about hardware changes The video Laptop Video Card Issues card i ordered with the laptop was Video Adapter Caption NVIDIA GeForce Go Adapter RAM MB DriverVersion Verified Hardware Device against Order MOBL-VID ENV U Test Video Card signed and all from AW - now when i run dxdiag it says i have a Mobile Intel R GM GMS GML Express with MB of Approx Total Memory without AGP Texture Accelerators now when i first got my laptop it ran games and everything fine now it is graphically choppy and noticably laggy originally i had xp installed on it but once this problem came up i tried switching to vista to see if it was an OS problem I have completely cleaned my computer and reinstalled vista and it is still auto detecting this intel video card What happened How can i fix it I and all my tech buddies are completly baffeled any help at Laptop Video Card Issues all would be greatly appreciated if you need any other tech specs of the machine to help let me know thanks nbsp

A:Laptop Video Card Issues

Since your running Vista please note that the required video card memory is 128 MB and it should support Direct 10X. I recommend that you check first your motherboard manual and see if your onboard video card can be upgraded to 128 MB. Since your using a laptop your RAM memory is shared to your video card. Ex. if your computer has a 256 MB of RAM and you have a video card that can have 64 MB of memory, this will be taken from your RAM so the remaining 192 MB will be used by your computer and the 64 MB will be used by your video card.
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I was just wondering if I can upgrade the video card on my laptop and if so where I can find one that is in the price range of $100-200. My laptop is a brand new hp pavillion amd turion 64 x2 tl-58. 1.9 ghz with 2gb of ram. I just bought guitar hero 3 for the computer thinkin it would work because I just got a brand new laptop but it lags too much to play. 32- bit operating system with a nvidia geforce go 7150 video card. My current system is windows vista home premium. Would loading windows xp on the system instead of vista help in any way because I know there have been some problems with vistas speed.

A:Upgrading Video Card on Laptop

You can't upgrade the card in a laptop. Downgrading to XP would likely improve performance some, but be sure you can get drivers for everything before you do it.
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I have an old XPS Gen laptop with a Go Ultra video card that is failing with memory errors The card needs to be replaced because it either shows a black screen or lots of artifacts when I boot up into Windows The system will display fine when I boot to safe mode Laptop Video Faulty Card This means that it must be able to support some low Faulty Laptop Video Card level activity Faulty Laptop Video Card OK To get the laptop usable I ve disabled the video card and I can now use it as a word processor browser etc However it is very slow to refresh the screen in this mode I think I need to change the refresh rate Is there any simple driver that I can use for this If I re-enable the device it straight away starts to load the NVidia drivers when I restart and I can t stop it As I recall it used to be possible to use a different driver but I don t know how this is done Any help would be great Thanks nbsp

A:Faulty Laptop Video Card

The low level functions of the video card use a vga vesa driver
that does not activate the hardware accelleration.
The problems you ar e having when the driver loads indicates
bad hardware and not a driver problem.
Being as it is a 6800 go card,it is probably replacable.
It would need to be replaced with the exact same type of card,
but not necessarily the same model.
If you want to try a newer driver,you would need to uninstall the old
one from start/control panel/add remove programs.
Download a driver here.
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Hello guys,

I'd like to know whether it's possible to upgrade my laptom's graphics card, it's currently using an internal video card
the laptop is : Dell, Inspiron N5010,core i5

And if it's possible ,could you suggest some good graphics card, thank you.

A:Updating laptop video card

The graphics controller is part of the system board in this laptop, so upgrading isn't possible.
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Is it possible to upgrade a new Video card?

I just bought my laptop about 6 months ago.

It is a Compaq Evo N160, with a P3-M cpu at 1ghz, 256 sd ram, 20 gigs, DVD, and an ATI mobility Radeon (original version, not the 7500).

I wish i had waited a couple months for the 7500... my radeon is fine, except it only has 8mb of DDR ram, which is a bit meager for the next batch of games. I wasn't able to run Grand Theft Auto 3 because there was a lockout. I know i can run it though, because i can run games like Serious Sam 2 smoothly at 1024x768.

So i guess my question is, is it possible to upgrade the video card of a laptop? I'm guessing no, because all the parts on the motherboard are so custom and specific to each other.

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A:Is it possible to upgrade a video card on a laptop?

I've already posted this on the portable forum, but i've gotten no replies so i figured i'd try here.

I just bought my laptop about 6 months ago.

It is a Compaq Evo N160, with a P3-M cpu at 1ghz, 256 sd ram, 20 gigs, DVD, and an ATI mobility Radeon (original version, not the 7500).

I wish i had waited a couple months for the 7500... my radeon is fine, except it only has 8mb of DDR ram, which is a bit meager for the next batch of games. I wasn't able to run Grand Theft Auto 3 because there was a lockout. I know i can run it though, because i can run games like Serious Sam 2 smoothly at 1024x768.

So i guess my question is, is it possible to upgrade the video card of a laptop? I'm guessing no, because all the parts on the motherboard are so custom and specific to each other.

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Is it possible? I've done upgrades on desktop PCs and even built one from parts, but I've never taken apart a laptop and I'm not even sure if I could possibly upgrade the video card.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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new to this site,I put my specs in when registering,so I prolly dont need to type them again

I dont have the money,but I want to consider doing this sometime.

Does anyone know what video cards I could do this with? I know the x1400 would fit,but thats going in the wrong direction.

I'm looking for something DirectX 10 compatible.

I noticed the new Dell XPS 1730 laptops come with the SLI 8700GT,and I wouldn't mind just having 1 of those cards for my laptop (altho the SLI laptop interface would prolly cause problems just for 1 card).

Something more reasonable would be the 8600M I supose,they're on the inspiron 1710 laptops

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Hi all,

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan but before I left I was given a laptop to use for out here. Its an HP zv5000 with 800mhz, now 1.25gb ram, and a geforce go 32m graphics card. To make it short and to the point am I able to upgrade the graphics card in this laptop? 32mb is very very low (not to mention the proc is slow too) and I would like to get at least 128mb if possible.

Unfortunately I am unable to afford a better laptop or I would certainly buy one with better components in it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

SSgt Hill

A:Laptop video card upgrade?

I am sorry to say that as far as I know it is integrated Video Card and you cannot upgrade it.
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I am looking at this HP Pavillion dv4000 notebook in my PC Magazine and it said that with the Intel GMA 900, " shouldn't expect to run 3D intensive games." I know quite a bit about the GMA 900 in that it can be upgraded with up tp 224mb of additional memory. I completely understand the concept on a desktop computer, however, I was wondering if in a/this notebook with the GMA 900, if I can put in an external video card, or whether I am stuck with the relatively useless integrated graphics... Thanks.

A:Laptop Video Card Upgradability

But the problem is, just where would you "put in an external graphics card" on a laptop.

Consider the relative sizes, and you will see why "integrated graphics" is very common (probably essential) to keep the size and power use down (getting rid of the heat is yet another issue).

Some top end models of laptops (from Dell, Alienware etc) actually have a separate proprietary graphics "module" that is a choice at purchase time (or later) but its only a choice between what options were offerred at the time, not to any latest and greatest thing that comes along. Not what you would call an "upgrade" as much as a purchase choice as to one of about 2 available or so available options.
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I need to identify my laptop's video card in order to see if its compatible with the SIMS2 game. When I get to that info it says a generic video driver is installed and suggests I download the manufacturer's driver, but there is no manufacturer listed. I recently reinstalled the system win XP using recovery disks and maybe this caused the generic driver to be installed.

compaq presario 2209cl laptop with celeronM Processor 330 1.4Ghz.

A:Identifying Your laptop's video card


Sounds like you are looking in Device Manager
Look in system INFO

Click Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools> System Information> Expand Components and Click Display.
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hey guys an gals

i have the Sony Vaio VGN-NS laptop and would like to upgrade my graphics card as i play game's around the house etc and hauling a desktop around aint good at my age LMAO
i have Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family video card (out box STOCK STANDARD) and i can appreciate theres not much space inside this so was wondering if any u folks have any suggestions or ideas for me for an upgrade if possible .... or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

tell me it's not worth the hasstle and stick to sitting infront eh the desktop or put it on wheels with a gennerator attatched lol

thanks in advance

A:upgrading laptop Video card

Upgrading a laptop other than disk and RAM is not easy. I would probably buy another laptop suitable for the task.
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I have a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop that i bought for mobile gaming when i'm not at home. The problem is it only has Intel integrated graphics, and I am told I need a dedicated card to play games. I checked out the Dell site and some of the 15r models come with ATI cards, but other than this what video cards will work with my laptop?

I like Action/Adventure, RPG, MMORPG (WoW anyone?), FPS, etc., so I want as good of graphics as possible with my computer.

If you need any other specific info please tell me where to find it as i'm not a whiz with computers and especially laptops.

A:What video card will work on my laptop?

I think you might be **** out of luck, I hope you still have your reciept because as far as I know you cannot replace the video card on laptops - laptops are tightly saudered and jammed together as compact as possible

1. If you have a warranty I reccommend hitting it with a hammer and saying you bought it that way
2. Buy a desktop?
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Hey everyone. I have a Dell (ugh) M4300 Precision Workstation. However, I no longer use it for 3ds Max, etc. and now use it primarily for gaming. Problem is, the Nvidia Quadro is not a gaming card. I'd like to be able to swap it out for a more gaming friendly video card, but I've been unable to find any information on what cards the motherboard supports. Any ideas? Thanks!

Edit: The Dell part number for the board is W032J.
Edit: The video card is a NVidia Quadro FX 360M.

A:Laptop Video Card Upgrade Help

Its a notebook. Not a gaming desktop computer.

There is no video card you can buy and stick in it.

Want to play games either spend $950~2000 for a gaming notebook... or $500~650 for a desktop.
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I have a Gateway MX7525 laptop with the ATI Mobility Radeon X600 video 3D Graphics card installed. ATI makes newer cards, X1200, X1400, up to X2300. My question is can I replace my X600 with a higher, faster version card?

A:Laptop Video Card Upgrades

To my knowledge the video chip is built onto a laptop's mainboard, not connected as a separate card like on a desktop computer. To replace a video card on a laptop you'd have to replace the entire mainboard, which would then have to fit into the chassis. Not very likely to happen.
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I have installed in video can what how I and know laptop? have model my card I a new quot HDD after the other HDD crashed But I have a problem now when I try to scroll down it is how can I know what video card and model I have in my laptop? very slow and it makes waves I have tried to research about that since I don t know anything and I have read how can I know what video card and model I have in my laptop? similar article and it says I have problem with my video card----Hi the problem that how can I know what video card and model I have in my laptop? in my opinion that you are having is your video card driver and software if you have installed windows not from the original disc the driver is not on that disc or you put the video card in yourself or this was done before you bought the PC find out what video card is in your machine and download the driver and software for it --- I tried to search how to find but I can t see anything about my video card I need your help I have been trying to put back my computer to normal but it s taking long now one of the problems is this please help me Thank you nbsp

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Well Me and my GF got in on the Age of Conan open Beta and it has been a bummer because her pc won t play it I guess I kind of figured why but didn t want to check because I am afraid I know the answer Her video card or lack there of I can Laptop card anything do? Video with chipset isn t enough to play the game is there anything we can do here is what she has Video Card Minimum MB DirectX c Graphics Card with Shader support NVIDIA GeForce ATI Radeon You Have Mobile Intel R Express Chipset Family FAIL Sorry your video card does not meet this minimum requirement Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM Required - MB You have - MB Video Card D Acceleration Required - Yes You have - Yes Video HW Transform amp Lighting Required - Yes You have - No Vertex Shader Ver Required - You have - Pixel Shader Ver Required - You have - Any help would be awesome Thanks a Bunch Dominic nbsp

A:Laptop with chipset Video card anything I can do?

well, the GMA doesnt have the balls for any gaming except the occasional game of GTA, unfortunately alot of laptops arent upgradable in the video aspects.

but some are, i doubt that this one is or that it would even be worth it really.
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Hi Im wondering if there is any way to upgrade an internal graphics card in a laptop that wont break my wallet looking for someway to play games Laptop Card Video Expansion for less than - if possible If i cant upgrade the card i have a mini pci-e slot that is open is there any graphics cards that i can put into that Next option after that is usb port are there any external cards that run on usb after that how about expresscard are there any expresscard video cards after that is there any adapters Laptop Video Card Expansion like can i Laptop Video Card Expansion adapt an expresscard right into a pci-e port i dont care if its hanging out or if i have to plug in a separate power cord I know Magma has an enclosure through expresscard but the damn things like so i might as well by a new laptop if im gonna shell out that much Ive looked at ViDock which is about does anyone have any experience with that but i was hoping for an even cheaper solution if possible and i dont care what it looks like if it looks like i just ripped a desktop apart and its hanging out next to my laptop i dont care as long as it works is cheap and is semi portable any information and help is greatly appreciated nbsp

A:Laptop Video Card Expansion

It would be good to know your current laptop brand and model, OS, configuration, and memory possibilities,