integrated video card Question

By Haywood ยท 4 replies
Mar 25, 2004
  1. I ordered a dell laptop in November It has a 2.3 ghz processor (not to bad , but I am going to upgrade it) I know how to upgrade a processor, but I have no clue if I can upgrade the integrated graphics card?

    Is it possible to upgrade an integrated graphics card???

    your help would be appreciated :)
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, you cannot upgrade an integrated graphics card and since it is a laptop you can't add another vid card and disable the onboard one.
  3. Haywood

    Haywood TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Nodsu, I heard that you were not able to upgrade them , then I heard from another person that you could, but they weren't sure, so I thought I would post a question. Thanks
  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

  5. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Some of the Dells (from 8000 inspiron series onward) have separate daughter boards for the graphics and these can be changed. I have a friend who has a 8200 and has switched from Geforce2Go 32mb to Geforce4Go 64mb to ATI 9000 64mb. He also upgraded the processor but its not mounted in a zif socket in the same way that desktop processors are. He has a PHD in Electrical Engineering and he said the CPU change was a fairly tricky operation. Just thought I'd let you know.
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