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Can I put a cheap video card in my laptop?

By Garrat9
Oct 14, 2008
  1. So here's what "Can you run it" had to say. I was wondering if it is even possilbe to put a cheap video card in my laptop?

    Video Card
    Recommended: 128 MB Video Card w/ DirectX 8 support with pixel & vertex shaders (NVIDIA GeForce 5600+ / ATI Radeon 9600+)
    You Have: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family (Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family)
    FAIL: Sorry, your video card does not meet this recommended requirement.
    Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card

    Video RAM: Required - 128 MB , You have - 448 MB
    Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes
    Video HW Transform & Lighting: Required - Yes , You have - No
    Vertex Shader Ver.: Required - 1.0 , You have - 0.0
    Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 1.0 , You have - 3.0
    FYI: Your video card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper video card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.




    CPU
    Recommended: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
    You Have: 2 processors running - Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz
    PASS
    CPU Speed
    Recommended: 1.8 GHz
    You Have: 1.73 GHz Performance Rated at 3.89 GHz
    PASS
    System RAM
    Recommended: 512 MB
    You Have: 2.5 GB
    PASS
    Operating System
    Recommended: Windows 2000/XP
    You Have: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 32-bit (Build Service Pack 16001)
    PASS

    DirectX Version
    Recommended: DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher
    You Have: 10.0
    PASS
    Sound Card
    Recommended: Yes
    You Have: Speakers (Conexant High Definit
    PASS
    Sound Card Driver Version
    Your driver version number is: 6.0
    FYI: Your sound card driver version is provided for your information, but it is not part of this analysis. But proper sound card driver versions are important to the proper operation of your product.
    Free Disk Space
    Recommended: 1.7 GB
    You Have: 63.2 GB
    PASS
    CD
    Recommended: 4X Speed CD/DVD-ROM
    You Have: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H ATA Device
    PASS, but the Speed could NOT be analyzed.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    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
     
  3. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Sorry!

    Hewlett-Packard
    Compaq Presario C700 Notebook PC
     
  4. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    there!

    put my system info in my profile!
     
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,634

    it does not appear in u're message, I do not have instructions but if u look in that link kimsland gave ,nd be sure check the box that says let it be viewable at the start or end, it will be there.
     
  6. Garrat9

    Garrat9 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    There we go!
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Apologies for delay, having long talks with family about life and all :rolleyes:

    All your information (Video Card; drivers; manual; you name it)
    Can be got from here: HP Drivers
     
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