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Upgrading the graphics card in a Dell c640


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#1 tincookie

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:02 PM

I am taking my Dell c640 laptop to a tecnician tomorrow, to see if I can have the video card upgraded to 128mb memory from the 32mb memory that it already contains, is it possible to upgrade the video card? Any idea what this will cost? I am using Nero 9 and I am considering upgrading to version 10, this is why I want to upgrade the video card for video editing. I have heard that upgrading the standard RAM in the system will make video performance better, is this true? I already have 1GB of RAM installed in this machine.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 07:15 PM

Yes it is possible.

I cannot tell you how much it would cost as I have not done it for money, but it would certainly be cheaper just to DIY it. Its not as hard as you may think.

RAM will help as well but the problem might be where your processor is. You can up your RAM and Video but if you have a slow processor it may not help as much as you would like.


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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:36 PM

The Dell Latitude C640 is a laptop and the graphics card is not upgradeable. However, updating RAM will certainly help if it is low to begin with. If the CPU is slow and old, performance may still be quite slow.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 04:32 AM

My CPU is 2GHZ.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:44 AM

The processor which is P4, should be Ok for it but i don't think it can handle HD video editing well.

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