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Help me choose a better graphics card


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#1 thenut68

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:36 PM

hello i would like to get a better video card for my laptop
its a gateway m 1631 u
64 bit os vista premium
2 gig dc processr
currently has the ati radeon x1270 x 2
for a total of 256 mb
can i upgrade this card and whats the best i could get for this machine?

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#2 thenut68

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:29 PM

Amd recommended the Radeon HD 2600
will this be good enough i can i do better?
i am having a hard time choosing the right card so somebody please help
heres some of the specs for my laptop

CPU

2 processors running - AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
Video Card

ATI Radeon X1270 (ATI Radeon X1200 Series (0x791F))

recommended Video Card

ATI Radeon X1270 (ATI Radeon X1200 Series (0x791F))
512 MB graphic card with Pixel & Vertex Shader 3.0 hardware support (ATI Radeon X1900 series or better)

Upgrade Recommended: Sorry, your video card does not meet this requirement. Upgrading to a more powerful video card will make all your applications look better. Click We Recommend to see some great options.
Video Card Features:

Video RAM = 128 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration = Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting = Yes
Vertex Shader Ver. = 2.0
Pixel Shader Ver. = 2.0

Video Card Features:

Video RAM = 512 MB
Video Card 3D Acceleration = Yes
Video HW Transform & Lighting = Yes
Vertex Shader Ver. = 3.0
Pixel Shader Ver. = 3.0

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:32 PM

You cannot upgrade the graphics card in a laptop as they are integrated with the motherboard. There are a few gaming or desktop replacement laptops that allow for the graphics card to be updated, but yours isn't one of them. AMD's suggestion is based on the desktop model of that video card. If you want a new graphics card, you will have two options. One, you can buy a desktop PC and replace the graphics card when it wears out or becomes obsolete. Two, you can buy a laptop and replace the entire laptop when you need to upgrade the graphics card.

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