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strykerofchaos

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I need to know if I can run an external graphics card on a
Dell Vostro 1000, that currently uses ATI RadeonXpress 1150 or something
I have Windows XP home.

What do I need to buy, and how do I hook it up?

Thanks a ton in advance. :)

Edited by strykerofchaos, 11 September 2009 - 11:46 AM.

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rshaffer61

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Hello strykerofchaos.... Welcome to GeeksToGo, :) :) :)


With a laptop there is no way to use anything like you are describing.
Once the video chip goes out on a laptop you have only two choices.

Replace the mainboard which is not cost effective
or
Purchase a new laptop
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strykerofchaos

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Thanks for the reply...
Seems I need to go laptop/desktop shopping...
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there are external video cards...but they can only be used to provide a video signal to an external monitor....not to the built in monitor of the laptop

http://www.google.co...a...le&resnum=4
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There are also external video cards, which will run on laptop's display, like ATI XGP: http://www.engadget....orm-goes-legit/, but they run for, I believe, around 500 bucks.
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:) :) :)
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