Suggest new video card for Inspiron 8500

By greg28818
Aug 9, 2006
  1. I was given an Inspiron 8500 laptop and I have determined that the Video Card(Chip whatever) is bad. Currently there is a ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 in the laptop. Can anyone suggest a replacement?
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    Hi greg and welcome to Techspot :)

    the good news is that you have one of the few laptops around with a removable/replaceable video card. the bad news is that laptop video cards are not cheap, and can be hard to find.

    as far as I know, the radeon mobility 9600 is the best card you can get for that machine (which is a pretty decent upgrade from a 9000). they go for about $200USD on Ebay.

    what is wrong with the laptop anyways? and how do you know that the video card is to blame?

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