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Switching a graphics card on DELL laptop

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So, I got a laptop from my grandfather and it was horrible at playing any game that was 3D or sandbox, and I wan'ted to switch out my Graphics card.
Problem was, I had no idea where it was inside the computer.

I use a DELL Latitude D610.

I even took apart one of my old DELL laptops and couldn't find it.

Please help.
post #2 of 5
You cant. The gpu is built onto the board for that laptop; Most of the higher end laptops will have an MXM slot that has a card that can be removed/upgrade; but those are usually on more expensive laptops. D610 line is from 2005; if you can, upgrading to a newer laptop will net a noticable improvement.
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Ok, thank you for informing me.
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Changing out the GPU is impossible on that laptop, its built into your motherboard.
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By the standards of smaller laptops of that era, the D610 is actually pretty good graphics-wise. It has an ATI Mobility Radeon chip inside, rather than the Intel Extreme(ly Bad) Graphics that were prevalent at the time. But it's so old now that it really doesn't make much difference anymore. You can still use a D610 as a Web browsing machine or something like that; the Dothan Pentium M chips can even handle video at 720p if you don't ask anything else of them, especially if you run them on a Linux that's not taxing on the CPU (Slacko Puppy works great for me on a Pentium M). But that's about its limit anymore.
     
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