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#1 Mukluk

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:12 PM

I need some advise/opinions.

I have a dell inspiron 6000 (XP), recently thin pink lines began to appear through all graphics. From what I have tested/checked I believe that I need a new video card, but I was wondering if there are any other options. Below are some important points to note.

1-I have used an external monitor....pink lines remain.

2-Laptop can run WITH NO PINK LINES in 32bit. 16 Bit has pinks lines.

3-Laptop can run resolution 1024x768 and lower with no pink lines.

4-There seem to be known "Pink line" problems with this and other dell laptops, but I do not think that the matters are related based on what I have tested. [post="Dell Blog"]http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/06/19/17774.aspx[/post]

5-Pink lines appear through every graphic.....even the DELL logo when the system starts up, before the software is loaded.

Any other ideas besides the vid card?

And any suggestions for a new vid card.......the one that is in there now has worked fine for what I do, but I would have to order it from the dell website and I don't want to wait that long. Right now it's an ATI 64 bit.

Thanks for any help-Mukluk

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

A laptop has a built-in video chip. There is no room for a replacable video card. I'd at least try reloading the driver
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:22 PM

I was afraid of that too, I have little knowledge of laptops. However, I have been told that this model has a PCI-E slot and thus can have a new vid card. If this is not correct please advise.

I plan on reinstalling the drivers...just haven't had the time yet.

Thanks for all of your help.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:57 PM

I believe you are confusing a PCI slot with a PCMCIA slot. a totally different animal
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:48 PM

I afraid I'm confused :thumbsup: [post="PCI-E"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express[/post]

Again...thanks for the help.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 08:46 PM

PCI, AGP, PCI-E (for Express) are full sized cards that plug into their specific type of slot
This is a PCI-E card
www.newegg.com

This is a PCMCIA card. In this example it's to add firewire and USB ports
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I might also add the power supply requirement for PCI-E cards are a minimum of 450-500 Watts. You power adapter for the laptop would be as big as a shoebox. They also throw off a lot of heat. Something a laptop has a problem with already
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