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What kind of video card should I get to upgrade my laptop??

Q: What kind of video card should I get to upgrade my laptop??

I've been thinking of upgrading the video card in my laptop. I'm not sure what kind of card I need. I don't know if a laptop uses an agp slot or pci. If anyone would like to help please write back!

Thanks a bunch,

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A:Can I Upgrade my Laptop's Video Card? Samsung Laptop RV411

Laptop video is a chip on the motherboard. The only way to upgrade would be to replace the motherboard.
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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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A:laptop video card upgrade

Not really, you can get updated drivers or connect the laptop to a docking station and use the graphic card in it.
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A:Laptop video card upgrade help.

not much you can do here. You have to almost completly disassemble your laptop to change the card, and last i recall, laptop cards dont really come much faster then the 8600 (not to mention they they are difficult to find from a retailer)
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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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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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A:Can you upgrade an integrated laptop video card?

Most laptops are not good at playing the more intensive games. Desktops are more suited for game playing. Your Dell laptop has on-board or integrated video. This CANNOT be upgraded. You are already running 2GB of system memory. I don't know if you can increase this any more. You could allocate more memory to be used by the video processor. You didn't mention how big the hard drive is or how much free space is left on it. This matters. The power supply is irrelevent. In laptop power supplies, you get what you get
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Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family

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If this is not a possibility, then that will be fine as well. If it is, even better.

Thanks in advance,

A:Laptop video card upgrade possibilities

Laptops for the most part are difficult if not impossible to upgrade video. 9 chances are how you get it is how it will be until you get another one. If it's integrated video and no dedicated card very unlikely you can do.
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A:Video card upgrade for a Toshiba U505 Laptop

Where do you see that it can use a real graphics card? I do not see that anywhere in the specs you linked to.

Next upgrading a laptop is almost always an exercise in futility. You can add ram or a larger hd, however that is just about it. When you attempt a faster cpu or something like that, you run into pw supply issues AND the big issue; cooling.
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A:What kind of Video Card should I get?

jream said:

Right now I have an onboard nVidea GeForce 6150 128mb.

Id like to spend about $150 at the max

this is for 3d modeling in 3d studio max and lightwave, Im not worried as much about render time as Id like to run the modeling process smoother. It is quite smooth, but you can always do better.

The GeForce 7600GT looks nice, anyone have any thoughts?

Im thinking a PCI-E GDDR3 Card with 2 DVI slots.
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A:What kind of video card?

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A:what kind of video card do u suggest?

Here is an excellent article showing you all the different AGP cards, and how well they perform against each other.
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A:what kind of video card will work?

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A:Solved: Need help on if i should buy a video card and what kind (nothing witty to say

by the specs on the emachines site you are out of luck.
About the only thing you can do is upgrade the memory. It has no slots for a decent video card.
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A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

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A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?
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A:Video Card Upgrade

I've split you off from the other poster, best to have your own thread.
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A:Best Video Card to upgrade to?

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A:Upgrade video card

Welcome to Seven Forums No matter which of the many cards that will be suggested, I think you should budget in addition Ram with it. Together you'll see much more improvement in your systems overall preformance.
Also providing some idea of your budget will help when all the suggestions start pouring in. Fabe
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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb
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A:Video Card Upgrade and PSU help

I would wait till you have the system before buying the card. Two things you need to check:
1.will it fit in your case?
2.power supply-you will most likely need a more powerful one with the proper connections needed for the card and is compatable with your mobo and will fit

Research the card to find out what you need to know so you know what you're looking for
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AGP is still good, and it may last for quite some time(unlike my PCI card ) Do you have an AGP 4x/8x slot? If not, look for a large, white slot(larger than the modem slot, a PCI slot.) If you do not find one, look for an orange slot. This is an AGP slot. Look inside your computer to find the slots.

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A:Upgrade Video Card

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A:Want to upgrade CPU and Video Card

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A:I need to upgrade my video card.

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A:How can I upgrade my Video Card?

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how much are you willing to spend?
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If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

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A:Help with video card upgrade

Go for the Gusto

I cannot in good faith recommend that you purchase any video card that has less than 256MB of memory. The ATI X800 Pro and Nvidia 6800GT are both very competent and will give you the best performance overall regardless of the limitations of your system. I'll explain, your dated hardware may be replaced soon, but your video card will be able to go into pretty much any system you throw it into (providing your M/B is not PCI-X). Even if your new MB/Proc supports only PCI-X, you can always drop your nearly new X800(or 6800GT) on ebay and make a couple hundred bucks toward the PCI-X version. Either way, you have great performance without sacrificing the quality of your video. G/L and I hope this helped a bit for you to make a decision.



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A:Looking to upgrade my video card. Not sure what to get.

Ok assuming $100 is your total budget, if you're willing to go for rebates, I recommend this card and this PSU. If you can't\won't, then get this card and this PSU instead. It'll go over $100 by around $20, but you'll get good-quality products that will last for longer.

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A:Video card upgrade

This is a very frequent question and one that does not earn a lot of goodwill, but the truth is there is no way to upgrade your video. Laptops have custom designed motherboards and a lot of the cards that you can insert into a desktop are installed in a laptop by having chips soldered flat onto the motherboard. I mean have you ever seen a desktop video card? How could you possibly put such a thing in a laptop? Some very, very special made gaming and engineering laptops have a slot to put a blg flat video card into but no HP consumer laptop has such a slot. Laptops that have that capability are over $2000 and even then the cards are not freely interchangeable like a desktop. So, the simple answer to your question is that you can't do it. Sorry.
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A:Video Card upgrade?

You would be better off if a computer savvy friend built you a custom computer
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A:Should I upgrade my video card?

That board is a AM2 board EBAY will be the best solution to find a better's BIOS will accept a higher clocked to upgrade that you will need motherboard, ram?, CPU, and a retail copy of Windows7....

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A:Video card upgrade

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A:What video card to upgrade to

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A:Video card upgrade

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Would also help to know which G72 you have as HP lists 101 variations of it,

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A:I need help- I'm looking to upgrade video card

Personally, I would NOT recommend blowing the full $300 on a card with your system at this time. The DX10 boom is going to be a major leap for games. HUGE. The hardware is already starting to trickle out, now we are waiting for the games.

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A:video card upgrade

The ti 4600 Ultra/750XP is top of the line if you want to spend the money

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A:New rig or upgrade video card and ram?

CPU is fine, RAM is also fine, GPU is also fine.

Do you have the latest GPU drivers? Download from NVIDIA website.

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