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I want a new graphics card for my LAPTOP


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Dominicc2003

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Hi guys,
I have a Dell Inspiron 6400, does this particular laptop allow you to change graphics card? Are laptop graphics cards the same as PC ones or are they different (will a PC one work with a laptop)? How much will it probably cost? and Where in the UK sells good graphics cards for laptops and installs them for you?

Also, what would be the best graphics card to buy for CS:S?

Thanks a lot,
Dominic
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HPDV8315LOVER

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You cant upgrade your video card on laptop.
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Dominicc2003

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You cant upgrade your video card on laptop.


ARGH. But that means I can't play source or probably any other new games on my laptop even though it has great specs!
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Tru Techie

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u should be able to play source on it right now, just really low settings.
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u should be able to play source on it right now, just really low settings.


Even on really low settings, the framerate is unbearable (8-20fps!).
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Bah u gotta a Dell, and a laptop at that ...waddya expect
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the only thing dell is good for is low budget builds, like the ones for $400, cause with that u get a monitor and keyboard/mouse as well (usually) other than that, dell is GARBAGE!!
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slight correction to the above.... I have seen a toshiba laptop that had an upgradeable video card.... no it's not the same as a pc one. if you want to game you are better off getting a pc rather than a laptop as you get more bang for the buck... oh and no I don't remember which toshiba model that was upgradeable.... I saw it with my own eyes though as I was replaceing the motherboard and had to remove the graphics card on the old board and put it on the new....
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Thanks.
I really need a laptop for portability though.

Ok then guys, whats a good laptop with a:
16" - 18" screen,
Intel centrino Duo processors or better,
128mb+ graphics card that CS:Source can run very comfortably on,
Windows XP media centre edition,
1024mb+ RAM,
etc

For around £1000? ($1800).
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Try AlienWare laptops...

--bmwboy
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Try AlienWare laptops...

--bmwboy


Alienware are expensive and:
Dell bought alienware ...I think!
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