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Upping the video ante?

by chenka44 / August 12, 2005 5:49 PM PDT

Hi, just purchased my first laptop (used) and wondering can video cards be replaced like desktops or, if not, can I improve video performance in any other way
Compaq Presario 2133AC AMD XP2400+ running XP pro

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No, notebooks are not upgradeable for video except limits
by KenSanramon / August 12, 2005 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Upping the video ante?

No, most notebooks are relatively fixed for video. You can upgrade the video card from 32mb dedicated to 64mb dedicated if the bios accepts both but the video cards are often soldered and also it would cost much more to do this versus just buying it upfront.

If a notebook has no dedicated video option at all standard than you are out of luck,

A desktop with the proper expansion slot and enough memory and a fast enough processor can be upgraded multiple times as new video cards come out.

Essentially 128mb dedicated video is about as high as you can go without going over the $2,000 level.

Look at the Dell 6000 Pentium M Sonoma 15.4" LCD model for a great value with the ATI 128mb dedicated video option...........

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i wanna know if i can upgrade my video card
by anotheraccount2 / December 8, 2006 10:13 PM PST

hello i live in australia and want to know if i can upgrade my video card so i can play more games

i have a compaqpresario c302TU running:
windows xp home edition 5.1
Intel Celeron MCPU 420 @i.6Ghz processor
Intel GMA 950 Chp Type Video card with 128 mb memory

any help would be great thnx

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This model has no card slot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 8, 2006 10:21 PM PST

Therefore no upgrade possible.


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