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June 15, 2011 12:07:18 AM

I am trying to upgrade my laptop.. So far I have gotten a matte display, and Momentum XT 500GB 7200 RPM HD. I am trying to figure out how to upgrade the video card, but I have heard that it is impossible with integrated video cards (?) I'm not an idiot or anything, but inexperienced with hardware. (I'm a design student)

Any thoughts on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
B.Grote
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June 15, 2011 12:15:20 AM

Probably not, there are laptops with upgradable MXM card but you have a Dell.
You could crack it open and make sure, but just remember eventhough it is easy to take apart a laptop and put it back together, having it working afterwards is pretty hard.
June 15, 2011 8:27:13 AM

Hello there,

You could check if your laptop has the ExpressCard slot. If yes, you could have the chance to upgrade it with more powerful external desktop graphics card.

http://www.villageinstruments.com/tiki-index.php?page=V...

Or you could post the question to the "ViDock" page on Facebook.

Lukas
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June 15, 2011 9:59:27 AM

If it were upgradeable, it would be readily accessible via a panel on the bottom of the laptop, with the graphics card riding parallel....

In any event, i doubt the Inspirons were ever given this option...
June 15, 2011 11:02:54 AM

BGrote said:
I am trying to upgrade my laptop.. So far I have gotten a matte display, and Momentum XT 500GB 7200 RPM HD. I am trying to figure out how to upgrade the video card, but I have heard that it is impossible with integrated video cards (?) I'm not an idiot or anything, but inexperienced with hardware. (I'm a design student)

Any thoughts on the subject would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,
B.Grote


I really do not think it is upgradable. Upgrading a graphics card in a laptop might require some soldering skills. And with your laptop, you might need an extra GPU slot to just go out and buy one and put it in. Which I really doubt a dell has.
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