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Video card upgrade

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 16, 2012 4:54:15 AM

i was wondering if i can up grade the video card on my laptop to make it better for gaming.
these are my specs.

Time of this report: 4/15/2012, 21:46:10
Machine name: CONNOR-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120305-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron N5040
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/23/09 11:58:43 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3894MB RAM
Page File: 3762MB used, 4024MB available
Windows Dir: C:\windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Display Devices
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) HD Graphics (Core i3)
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_05051028&REV_02
Display Memory: 1696 MB
Dedicated Memory: 64 MB
Shared Memory: 1632 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: SEC5441
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (59.997Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver Name: igdumd64.dll,igd10umd64.dll,igdumdx32,igd10umd32
Driver File Version: 8.15.0010.2342 (English)
Driver Version:
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/25/2011 21:17:46, 7473664 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes

please help. :) 

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a b U Graphics card
April 16, 2012 5:20:06 AM

Sorry, you won't be able to that. Video cards on a common laptop ususally can't be upgraded, unless it is a expensive one.
But on a Dell Ispiron, you can't.
April 16, 2012 7:58:20 PM

Best answer selected by conno.
April 16, 2012 8:01:35 PM

ok, thank you anyways. but i also have an older desktop that i would like to know if it can be boosted for gaming performance. before i post the specs on it, is it more likely i could upgrade a desktop?