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I Need Help Finding A Laptop Video Card.


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Jussen-8.F

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Hi there I have been having a problem finding a video card for my laptop. The card I am looking for is a nVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 if anyone can help me find one or give me a link to one it will be very helpful to me.

Thanks in advance.
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Im not an expert when it comes to laptop hardware but im pretty sure you cant buy these as individual units at a consumer level (im pretty sure most of them are integrated into/onto the motherboard even if they are "dedicated" chips).

In short - You cant.
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Dell.com sells them ($320.00) too expensive for me

You can buy them I just want one under $250.00
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Do you wish to upgrade your laptop GPU, if so, as other members have already stated you cannot do this. Upgrading your GPU is not as simple as doing so in a desktop computer, there are many factors to consider and very few models that you can infact upgrade.
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Edited by james_8970, 28 November 2007 - 07:48 PM.

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I intend to replace the motherboard as well I got some help from the dell tech support and they said that I can replace it by simply replacing the motherboard it ships with.

The new graphics card from dell comes with a motherboard and all I have to do is replace that.

I am taking it to a reapair shop to have it done.
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let us know how it goes:)
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As long as someone certified to do this work is doing it, there should be no issues. Anyone non certified attempting to do this themselves could run into a brick wall pretty quickly.
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Edited by james_8970, 29 November 2007 - 12:11 PM.

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dont i know it..i used to work in a small computer store when i was younger, i didnt even need to have any qualifications and they had me inside computers...be careful where you take it.
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My dads freind can do it he has worked on laptops and desktops for about 12 years.

If he cant I will take it to the repair shop in town.
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Well then that changes everything :)
Good luck on the upgrade.
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