Graphics card upgrade

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  1. alex9292001

    alex9292001 Newbie

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    I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 with an ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32MB graphics card, I would quite like to upgrade this to a better ATI card. Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Underpantman Notebook Virtuoso

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    Unfortunately No, currently GPUs are built in and there is no easy way to swap out the for another one, which is also why you can't buy a graphics card for your notebook from your local pc shop, as they don't exist. Hopefully this will change next year with the broader adaption of pci-x in notebooks. But you will still have to buy a new lappie, sorry to bring bad news
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    mathlete2001 Notebook Deity

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    You could upgrade to a 64mb mobility radeon 9000. You may be able to find this through dell spare parts or on eBay. It will likely cost around 100 dollars.

    * Inspiron 8600c * 1.8ghz Pentium M * 128 MB Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo * 2x512 MB DDR2700 SDRAM * 60GB 7200RPM HDD *
     
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    Thanks for your help, how easy would it be to install a 64mb mobility radeon 9000 if I did get one?
     
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    mathlete2001 Notebook Deity

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    The details on removing the GPU are in the manual, i believe. There is no soldering involved, but you do have to partially disassemble the laptop.

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