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What kind of Graphics card do i need?


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#1 branden865

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:23 PM

I have a Toshiba Satellite L35-S2161 Laptop...i want to upgrade my graphics card and i have no idea what i can buy for it or anything..i have found ALOT of graphics card upgrades on ebay for really cheap but still dont know what would work in mine, so if sumone could help me out id REALLY appreciate it!


The graphics card or w.e i have right now is...
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

Sorry to say it, but it's nearly impossible to upgrade the graphics card in a laptop. They are usually specially made for a specific laptop, and sometimes built into the laptop. The graphics cards you saw were probably made for desktops. If you are into games, a desktop computer is cheaper and better. They are also better to upgrade.
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Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

200M is integrated. No upgrade for that one.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:33 AM

the 200m is a decent card for a laptop though, its integrated, but if its like the one on my laptop it has its own dedicated memory, it doesnt share the regular memory, which gives it a performance boost from other integrated chips, which is a nice feature. If you really want to upgrade the laptop see if u can upgrade the ram a bit. sometimes, with a ram upgrade you can still run some newer games with an older card, but not all the time you never know, but with that laptop about the only thing you might be able to upgrade is the memory.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:36 PM

I upgraded my graphics card on an old pentium 3 laptop and it was NOT easy. I would not recommend doing it at all. It was expensive, it required me to take most of the laptop a part, and it didn't provide much of a performance upgrade. However, if you can find a better card, it is doable.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 02:39 PM

on a normal computer graphics cards are easy to install. but that’s WAY different on a laptop.

Edited by tylerisdabest, 09 March 2009 - 02:39 PM.





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