I can't play ut3 on my dell inspirion E1705

By larrynet
Jan 24, 2008
  1. Hello, for some reason I am not able to play ut3 on my E1705.

    Here are my specs:
    Processor: Intel T2500 2.0GHz Core Duo
    Motherboard Chipset: Intel Calistoga i945GM/PM
    Hard Drive: 100GB 7200RPM SATA (Hitachi TraveStar)
    Memory/RAM: 1GB (1,024MB) Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz)
    Screen: 17.0" UXGA TrueLife (1900 x 1200 pixel resolution glossy screen)
    Graphics: nVidia GeForce Go 7800 256MB
    Optical Drive: DVD +/-RW with DL DVD+R write capacity
    Battery: 9-cell (standard size 6-cell, 9-cell extended life optional)
    Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (802.11 a/b/g)
    User Input: Touchpad
    Dimensions: 15.5" x 11.3" x 1.6" (Width x Depth x Height)
    TV Tuner: Optional external USB TV Tuner with remote control upgrade for $104
    Weight: 8.1 lbs
    6 USB 2.0 ports
    IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
    Digital Video Interface (DVI-D)
    VGA out (monitor out)
    S-Video Out
    RJ-45 (Ethernet LAN)
    RJ-11 (56-Kbps Modem)
    Audio line out for headphone/speakers
    5-in-1 Multi Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, MMC, xD)
    1 ExpressCard 54 slot
    Power on/off
    Volume up/down/mute (3 buttons)
    Media buttons (play, forward, back, stop)
    Battery charge test button
    Battery lock and release

    NOW I TALKED WITH DELL: They told me there is no way to update the video card in this system, But isnt there some way i can upgrade to a 9800.
  2. larrynet

    larrynet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Geforce 9800
  3. larrynet

    larrynet TS Rookie Topic Starter


  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    I think larrynet, was sggesting to buy a new Geforce 9800 card

    Only problem is, you have a laptop !
    Where the video card is built in to the motherboard.
    Threfore: You cannot update the physical card.
  5. larrynet

    larrynet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There should be some way I can take it out and replace it with the new card.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    Sorry your larrynet, you posted 3 times in a row !
    In future use edit, when replying to yourself, it does the same thing anyway.

    My understanding is the entire motherboard has sound/video and stacks of other things, incorported into the board.

    It is Not possible

    Only things like Ram, CPU and possible net/modem can be replaced. And that's it.
  7. PBNinja101

    PBNinja101 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    Don't use dell. ;) - I've always experienced problems with them

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