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Installing New Graphics Card


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#1 shortmantuff

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:59 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757 Laptop with Windows Vista and right now I have an ATI Radeon X1200 graphics card and I was wondering if I was able to install a better graphics card. This graphics card I have now won't allow me to play the games that I want to play. I was also wondering if it would be beneficial to get more memory also. I have 2 GB of memory. Should I update to 3GB for better gaming performance? The most important part is the graphics card though. I just want to know if I can get a better one installed in my laptop.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:05 PM

According to the AMD/ATI site, it is an integrated card. It is part of the motherboard. No, you can't upgrade it.

Edited by dpunisher, 20 December 2008 - 08:06 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

For the most part, you can't upgrade laptop graphics.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

There are a rare few laptops that allow for graphics to be upgraded, but they are very expensive. Unfortunately, your laptop is not one that supports this.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 08:52 PM

Thanks.




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