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post #1 of 10
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ya, stupid question. lol
my friend gave me the task of trying to hunt down a new GPU for his laptop, sooooooooo
i need to know, is it possible to change the graphics card in a laptop. he seems to think that it's in a PCI bus, so i'm guessing that it's not soldered onto the motherboard.
i'm wondering, if it is a PCI bus, what graphics cards are there out there for laptops?
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post #2 of 10
some laptops can upgrade the video card... why dont you write down the laptop full detailes... and someone (if not me) will check it out for you...
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post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
it's a dell 600m and it already has a ati radeon 9000 mobility in it
sorry if thats not enough i'll have to get the rest from him
Dude I got a Dell
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Echo
it's a dell 600m and it already has a ati radeon 9000 mobility in it
sorry if thats not enough i'll have to get the rest from him
hmm i realy dont think he can upgrade
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post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
yeah
i wasn't really expecting to since it was a dell
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
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ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
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ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
nice avator by the way
describes me and a few of my friends
Dude I got a Dell
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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Dude I got a Dell
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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post #7 of 10
this is direct from the dell system information viewer (its long)
(i doubt you really need to know all of this but here it is anyways)

Computer Model Inspiron 600m
BIOS Vendor Dell Computer Corporation
BIOS Version A16
BIOS Date 01-18-05
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor
Manufacturer Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
Clock Speed 1.6GHz
L2 Cache Size 2048

Processor
Clock Speed 1.6GHz

Memory
Available Memory 49.73 %
Page File Size 1536.6Mb
Available Page File 53.40 %
Virtual Memory 2047.8Mb
Available Virtual Memory 97.59 %
Memory Slot 1 [DIMM_A] 256Mb
Memory Slot 2 [DIMM_B] 256Mb

Memory
Memory Slot 1 [DIMM_A] 256Mb
Memory Slot 2 [DIMM_B] 256Mb

Memory

Memory

Network Card
Adapters Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport

Storage
Drive Type Drive Size Total Available Space Used Space
C: NTFS 51.87Gb 20.85Gb 31.02Gb

Storage

Hardware
Type Description
DVD/CD-ROM Drives _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A
Connell CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Connell CD/DVD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
Disk Drives Hitachi HTS541060G9AT00 55.89Gb
Display Adapters ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 32Mb
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers Intel(R) 82801DBM Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CA
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
Keyboards Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mice and Other Pointing Devices Alps Touch Pad
Monitors Default Monitor - (Standard monitor types)
Sound Devices SigmaTel C-Major Audio
USB Controllers Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7
Intel(R) 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
^ya thats my friend
...
Dude I got a Dell
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
  hide details  
Reply
Dude I got a Dell
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Dell nVidia 8800 GT 2x1gb DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500gb Windows Vista Home Edition Dell 22 inch Widescreen Logitech G15 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
ZOMG XPS 420 Case Logitech G5 Wacom Intuos3 
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post #9 of 10
Oh! i forgot to add:withstupi
post #10 of 10
hehe tnx (i made it... its a remake of an ugly avatar )
tell your friend "dont worry... be happy..."
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