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Help a video card noob out =]


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Darklordryu

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Okay so I have a dell inspiron 2200 (Sucks I know) and I'm looking to put a new video card into it. I'm not even sure if I CAN put a video card into a laptop, so my first question is HOW would I put one in?

My second question would be what KIND of video card should I put in.
Radeon?
NVidia?

I like to think I'm intelligent with computers, I'm sure I need a PCI card I don't think I could put an AGP card in, but when it comes to this kind of stuff, at least as far as laptops are concerned, I'm quite inexperienced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Cheers
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You cant install new graphics cards into laptops.
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You cant install new graphics cards into laptops.




I thought that too but I've been doing a little research while I've been waiting and the Radeon X300-1800 series is supposed to be able to go into laptops (I could be completely wrong and could be reading from ATIs site wrong though I don't believe I am)
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Laptops use just the GPUs there isnt a seperate removable card, this is why you cant install new gfx cards into laptops they just dont have the neccesary format to allow removal of components like that, the CPU, and GPU are both very difficult even to access at all and even if you had the neccesary skills to remove them it would be difficult to replace them and then get them to work in that system. Its just not really possible.

What you are probably reading is that ATI make those GPUs in laptops variants so you can go and buy a laptop with that in it but you cant actually buy a X300 mobile chip to upgrade your laptop with it, apart from memory and hard drives you cant upgrade laptops.
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ahhh okay I guess I was reading that wrong. Thanks for your help, and may the force be with you too =]
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