Dell Inspiron 8600 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by MarcusXH, Nov 14, 2004.

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  1. MarcusXH

    MarcusXH Newbie

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    When I bought the Dell Inspiron 8600, the best graphics card in the market was the ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo, so of course I told the people at Dell to throw one in my notebook. The 9600 Pro Turbo is an outstanding graphics chip, however, a few of the more recent games start to get a bit choppy if i set the graphics levels too high. The rest of my system pans out like so: 2.0 Ghz Pentium-M Processor, 1 Gig of RAM and a nice widescreen display.

    Nowadays the 9700 and 9800 are out. One of my friends who owns an Acer Travelmate 8000 started out with a Mobility Radeon 9700, which he replaced with a 9800 and he has no issues with his graphics card whatsoever.

    My question was this: would I be able to swap out my 9600 Pro Turbo for the 9800?

    I'm desperate to find out so please let me know!
     
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    mathlete2001 Notebook Deity

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    You cannot upgrade it unless dell decides to make a faster one for that model. Many people did this when they swapped the radeon 9700 in their 9100's for MR 9800's. I have my fingers crossed for an upgrade, but there have been no signs so far.

    * Inspiron 8600c * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo * 2x512 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * 60GB 7200RPM HDD *
     
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    Why can't I swap them out? I didn't quite understand your reply.

     
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    mathlete2001 Notebook Deity

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    The card is removable, but there are no better cards out that will fit the 8600.

    * Inspiron 8600c * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo * 2x512 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * 60GB 7200RPM HDD *
     
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