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Upgrading video card in HP laptop?

Q: Upgrading video card in HP laptop?

Hi all,
I have an HP Pavillion 9700 that came with a nVidia 8600 gs, 3gb RAM, a 2.4ghz core 2 duo, so i think the graphics card is the weak link in set up (not that it's that great overall). Are there any options for upgrading a mobile graphics card?

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A: Upgrading video card in HP laptop?

Pompeius, for a laptop that is quite a powerful system, I do not think there is any need for better graphics, you should be able to play newest games like crysis, COD4, ... Especially like the 3 gigs of ram Why do you want to upgrade anyway? Not happy with the system? It's pretty good tho... (better then my desktop...)

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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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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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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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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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A:Upgrading Video Card on Gateway MP8708 Laptop

Internal video card?

do you mean integrated? if its integrate that means its hooked in with your motherboard and used the computers ram.

but in your case you should be able to upgrade yourself if you know what your doing. If gateway wont upgrade it for you then i would say find a 3rd party that will.
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A:Looking for help! Upgrading my video card!

Right now I'm looking at the review for the MSI GeForce GT 240 review which looks promising. Very low power even at peak load.

Just something to comment on.

Looks great with temperatures too. 47C under peak load.

I'm wondering if my little 300w will do it for this? The guy reccomends 400 in TOP END computers. Mine is far from that, but I game a lot, and would be using peak quite frequently.
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A:Upgrading video card

x1600 as I remember requires a master card which usually cost a few bucks more.

I think you would be better off either with crossfire and a x1900 or getting a new HD3750.
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A:Upgrading Video Card

It will work however I would think about getting a different pw supply.

That pw supply just meets the bare minimum. When you make anything work at its max rated pw, it does not last long. Just think about how long the engine in your car would last if you ran it at full throttle all of the time???

One more thought; the ati 5850 is around the same price AND supports dx11.
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Memory size: 64 MB

I can provide more info If needed.

A:Upgrading my video card!

This is a good card that'll do quite well for your brother's PC. Be warned that it needs a 450W power supply with a good number of amps on the +12V rail. If you can't\won't get a new PSU (Power Supply Unit), then get an FX5200 from instead.
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A:Need help upgrading a video card

$50 isnt much to work with. The ATI 9200 and Nvidia 5200 are crap and avoid any card with 64bit memory or SE or LE in its name. Those are the lepers of video card. Do you have an AGP slot? Some Dells dont. If you need a PCI card the FX5700 is the best , for AGP check Ebay for a Radeon 9500.
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A:Upgrading video card - need new PSU?

Get the Radeon 9800 Pro and a new PSU

I recently built a custom PC.

The original card was a PNY GeForce FX 5200 Ultra, AGP, 128 MB.

My screen kept freezing up when I tried to play a game.

I purchased an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro as recommended by many of the gaming forums I went to.

I'm very happy with the performance.

About 15 minutes into Doom III and some heavy action, my UPS kicked-out.

It was rated at 10A / 170W. I now have a 12A / 450W UPS just for my system and the other is for phone, printer, video camera ... etc. I probably had too many items plugged into the UPS.

The ATI Radeon 9800 Pro uses power directly from the PSU. The 2 most common things I read in the gaming forums are ...

1) Good PSU +400W and 15-18A on the 12V rail
2) Good cooling especially for the +3GHz CPUs.

I have (2) 80mm intake fans and (1) 120mm exhaust fan on my system.

Good luck.
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A:Upgrading video card

to fully answer your question we need at least two more pieces of info:
what's your approx budget?
how big is your PSU? (more powerful gfx cards need more wattage)
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A:Help with Upgrading Video Card

you have to open up the case to physically see it. in the top left of the box...that silver box that has all the power cords coming out of it leading it to the motherboard....that's the power supply. and more than likely it is both in the same place in your machine, and looks the same.

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if price isn't important, get an 8800 gt 512mb, 8800gts 512mb, 8800gtx 768mb, 8800ultra, or the radeon 3870. any one of those would be perfect for you.

i'm not sure how good a card off of ebay is going to be. it likely has something wrong with it. i would strongly advise against it, and buy from an online site like or price is an issue for a good reason...quality. you'll know you're getting a good item for a decent price and it likely won't die on you..

but anyway. there you have it. that's the list of recommended cards at the moment.
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A:upgrading video card

Yes.That is only if you purchase a model that has legacy BIOS compatibility.  Sapphiretech makes cards that have legacy BIOS compatibility and some that actually have a physical switch on the card to allow switching between UEFI and legacy BIOS compatibility. See the following catalog from Sapphiretech.   Radeon HD r7 200 series video cards require a single six-pin PCIe power connector. Your desktop was not delievered with a PSU that supplies that. You will also need to upgrade the PSU.
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A:Need help upgrading video card

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A:Upgrading video card

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A:Upgrading video card

My personal option is that your 8600 gts is just as good.....don't be fooled about the 1 gb memory.

The 8800 Gts would be an upgrade
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A:Upgrading my video card

@Swayed?, welcome to the forum. The motherboard has "One PCI Express x16 MXM slot that supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card (Gen 2.0) *MXM 3.0 version: Type AShared memory up to 256 MBThese cards are made for the use of OEM manufacturers like HP.  Therefore, they are very difficult to find.  You can check on ebay to see if there is one for sale. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Upgrading A Video Card

What PSU do you have now becuase I dont see it inside your system specs...

If it's the 200w you said... Im surprised your computer can even run with 200w :haha: well what I would 1st do is switch the PSU to this:

For the videocard give a link to the card you want and i'll take a look at it
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A:Help upgrading video card :)

Here is one that meets your specs. Link
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A:Upgrading a video card

Plz tell about ur budget? Yes It effects in the card if it has DDR ram then it is good and is effective and it is SD then it ll be old crad. Buy a 3dcard with DDr memory.
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A:upgrading video card

G'day Jerome, as you have found these on board things can present problems.
In some cases there may be jumpers which require relocation to disable the onboard thing, in others plugging a component automatically allows transfer.
Some boards may not have either ability.
You will need more information, the manufacturer of your M/B will have a manual, this has probably not been supplied by Compaq and they don't seem to real good at helping with problems.
The board may be identifiable with "Everest Home", google it and download the program, it is a free assistive program for identifying components and monitoring operation.
If you cannot identify the board manufacturer, closely examine the actual board for numbers, often located in the area of the PCI sockets, google these numbers if any.
You will often find that Asis boards are identified, this allows you to find the manual for the board and learn the limits and settings etc.
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A:Video Card upgrading

7800 GS AGP is good

But you also need to upgrade 1 more gig.

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A:Upgrading Video card help

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should have read guide first

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A:Need help upgrading my video card

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upgrading to win 10

I currently have a Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 MBClick to expand...

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard

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A:Upgrading Video Card

Hi boyontherun.
you are right , that card is not even close to the card you have now. dont let the Nvidia numbering system fool you. for a $100, this is your best bet. see if you can find this from a site that ships to you.
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Your power supply is fine for the 8800GT or the 9600GT IMO.
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A:Help upgrading video card

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A:Question regarding upgrading my video card

You need to tell us the Dell model.
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"i tried upgrading power supply, but i didn't have the 12 volt connector on my board"

If you mean the 4 power plug, then thats not a problem. Only certain motherboards that have a connector need it. If yours does not have it then it doesn't need it - leave it unplugged.

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if i were you i would upgrade the motherboard and not the CPU.
1. Because your motherboard only supports upto 4x AGP and
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For under 100$ and AGP an AMD HD4650 should the best buy but i'd go for the 4670 which is currently the best you can buy on AGP (should be under 110$). 1069609639&ActiveSearchResult=True
i'm concerned that the PSU might not handle it.
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PS: it might be a bit more expensive but i recommend going for a 80+ efficiency PSU.
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A:Solved: Upgrading Video Card... Again

You're assuming that the power supply is 100% efficient, which it's not. You're also running a basic office PSU in a gaming unit, not the intended function either. Probably not the wisest idea and removing a hard drive or two isn't a significant change, you're still keeping the most power demanding parts in the system. I'd say invest in a quality 600+ watt unit such as a Corsair TX650.
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All three will be fine together. Big question is what CPU are you planning on using?
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A:Upgrading video card in refurbished pc

Here is the support site for the HP Pavilion p6213w desktop - which you should add and save in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it whenever needed.

According to its product specifications section, the motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot for adding a video card.

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You will want a new graphics card but im fairly sure your pc only has pci slots!!!!
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A:Problems upgrading video card

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A:Upgrading video card and RAM questions

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A:upgrading video card--mobo

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A:Upgrading video card, but no Screen Please help me!

i dont have any AGP or PCI-EClick to expand...

So you can't put in an AGP or PCI-E Video card

Your System:

Your Video card
NVIDIA e-GeForce FX 5500 256 MB, 128 bit DDR AGP 8X VGA/DVI/TV Video Card

How to install the Video card (but you don't have AGP!)

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A:problems upgrading my video card

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A:Need advice upgrading video card

Joseph Bryan said:

I want to upgrade my video card from nvida geforce 210 to NVIDIA 8800gtx or GTS 250Click to expand...

A newer card than the 2xx series would serve you better and require less power. Is there no way you could get a GTX 650 or one generation older GTX 550?
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A:Upgrading video card and PSU on a budget

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A:Concerns on upgrading Video Card

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