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Laptop Video Card Ugrading...possible?


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#1 n0h3r0

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:10 PM

My GF has a somewhat cheap laptop and I was wondering if it is possible to increase the performance of it. It's an ACER with 446MB RAM, with an SiS M760GX video card. I have done some research on it but haven't a clear idea if it is even possible to upgrade or is the card imbedded in the motherboard. The typical problem she is having is most newer games and some applications have a higher RAM requirement than her laptop.

Does this mean the 446MB is not enough or the video card RAM is not enough, or both?

Is there a way to change out the video card?

Can I switch out the 446MB RAM for a 512MB or even a 1022MB or are there heating/spacial issues that i should consider?

Any help would be appreciated and thanks for your time.

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#2 twardnw

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 02:37 PM

because it is using shared memory, I would assume that the video card is integrated into the motherboard, thus non-upgradeable. You could install more memory, and that would help out with over-all performance. Use a tool like System Information for Windows to find out exactly what type and speed of memory to get, then purchase it from your favorite hardware vendor.




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