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  1. freeboy

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    I own a fast, reletively,
    Dell Inspiron with a SLOW go5200 video card, built into the laptop..
    Can I upgrade the card, or is that not possible?
     
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    I am assuming you have integrated graphics? If so, defiantly not.
     
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    in your case no.. but in same laptops, especially moblility ati ones, the mobility radeon/firegls are many times socketed.. meaning that you could take em out and put in a faster one like you would a cpu.. though i haven't come across any socketed mobility radeons that you can buy to upgrade the one in your laptop, but the feature's there.
     
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    Yes you can upgrade the card. It's not integrated. Look after AGP x8 mobile graphics cards.
     
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    It is a dell insperon 5150.. and I use this as my get on with life computer when the desktop is not accessable ..
    Would be nice to upgrade, or I could just a get a new faster laptop.. anyway.. other than takinghte laptop apart how can I confirm if it is integrated? thanks guys U rule!
     
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    well the card seems to come in two flavors a 32 and a 64, is there some way to tell, going to my properties only shows the type of driver.. any help here would be appreciated.. I probably can live with 64 megs for thelaptop
     
  7. gOJDO New Member

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    Do a search on dell's site. There you'll find all the answers about your notebook. All I know is that Go5200 is not integrated and there are 32, 64 and 128MB versions.
     
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    Whether you have a videocard with 32MB or 64MB of video ram, it's not gonna make much difference, either way it will have horrible performance, and I doubt a 64MB version of the same GPU will increase 3d performance much at all.
     
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    for what I need it will, lol thanks, and u are right, terrible relitive to my screaming fast 88oo like a bicycle compared to a ferrari
     
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    ok, PEr dell, u can get a new card, which they do not have.. what is low profile?
     
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    are there alternatives to adding a go 52oo 128 meg card, I admit to being clueless about how to add a laptop video card.. thanks
     
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    to be quite honest you would be better off selling that laptop for a little over $100 or whatever you can get for it, and buying a new (or used but newer generation) laptop with discrete graphics

    what size screen is it?
     
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    I dont think Its worth upgrading your graphics as it seems it is AGP 8x/4x if not it is Intergrated.And ppl rarely upgrade laptop VGAs.They just sell and go on to next.BTW low profile means half size or small VGA cards that will fit in little space.
     

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