Motherboard Graphics Swap?

Hello all at Toms! :D
I have a Dell Latitude E5400 Laptop, it originally came with Windows Vista, 1GB RAM and a 60GB HDD. It is now upgraded to a 500GB HDD, 3GB RAM and Windows 7.

HOWEVER

It sucks because I am running it on a 'Mobile Intel (R) 4 Express Family Chipset'.
There is another model of the E5400 (in fact there is one with XP) running Windows 7 with 4GB ram, 250GB HDD etc.
Anyways, that one has Nvidia graphics in it. Nvidia NB9M-GE to be exact.
Can I swap the motherboard in this one for the motherboard in that one?

Gracias,
~Stephen R :bounce: :hello:
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  1. Nevermind. That card sucks.
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

    guywitheglasses said:
    Hello all at Toms! :D
    I have a Dell Latitude E5400 Laptop, it originally came with Windows Vista, 1GB RAM and a 60GB HDD. It is now upgraded to a 500GB HDD, 3GB RAM and Windows 7.

    HOWEVER

    It sucks because I am running it on a 'Mobile Intel (R) 4 Express Family Chipset'.
    There is another model of the E5400 (in fact there is one with XP) running Windows 7 with 4GB ram, 250GB HDD etc.
    Anyways, that one has Nvidia graphics in it. Nvidia NB9M-GE to be exact.
    Can I swap the motherboard in this one for the motherboard in that one?

    Gracias,
    ~Stephen R :bounce: :hello:
  2. There can be alot of problems with upgrading the motherboard. Remember when doing this you are basic all making a new pc. THere are also questions very laptop specific:

    Is the cpu soldiered to the board?

    How expensive is this because at this point a new laptop may be just as expensive as the motherboard swap and it could have a second gen i3 which is faster then the core 2 from that age (considering it came with vista). Also with a new system you get new battery, components, screen, and a better overall product then something that age due to competition and advancements. I am saying this because old components like this can sometimes end up being ridiculously expensive to the cost of a new system that is better anyways. The benefit will not fit the investment because you will have a much higher gain with a new system.


    Dude you're getting a..........................................................
    .................................. new computer :pt1cable:
  3. just buy a gaming laptop or better yet a desktop

    dont bother destroying the current one trying to make it into something its not

    its not hard its just not worth the effort
  4. get a desktop for gaming (unless you really need portability)
  5. I built a gaming desktop a month ago, then decided I needed portability, so I sold it, got an Asus Transformer, decided I needed Windows, traded it, then got this :P

    Cons29 said:
    get a desktop for gaming (unless you really need portability)
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