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Posted: 10/2/2004 8:44:50 PM EDT
I have a IBM X21 with a pentium III. I have a new game that says that I don't have enough video card memory...Can I change it out?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:46:53 PM EDT
I highly doubt it it's most likely buit into the motherboard.....Check the mfg website it may be modular....
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:48:44 PM EDT
Most likely no.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:57:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Archangel6:
I highly doubt it it's most likely buit into the motherboard.....Check the mfg website it may be modular....



I tried, I can't find it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:01:39 PM EDT
Nope. It's built in to the motherboard. You'd have to upgrade the entire laptop. That's the main reason why I don't have a laptop. They're too limited in terms of upgrades.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:02:15 PM EDT
G-Rated gives you 99% assurance that you are screwed. Due to space concerns, they would most surely be on-board. That, and I have never seen a laptop videocard advertised.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:11:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:13:42 PM EDT
Nope. Its a P3 anyway. Your processor/ram with be the next weak link
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:16:40 PM EDT
Most likely the video shares RAM with the system. You could probably upgrade system RAM but that may still not give you the video improvement you need.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:17:07 PM EDT
No, even the nVidia-based laptops from Tosh, Dell & the various independants DO NOT allow video upgrade

Proc & Ram is the best you will get, and then only on an independantly-designed laptop....
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:45:12 PM EDT
BASTARDS!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 2:15:44 AM EDT
Huh
I have a Raideon (sp?) 9000 in mine. It isnt integrated to the MB.
Speaking of which, any suggestions for a new card?
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:02:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
No, even the nVidia-based laptops from Tosh, Dell & the various independants DO NOT allow video upgrade



Alienware has a system that allows for swaping video chips out easily. Unfortunately it is only available in their high-end models.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 8:05:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Krazny13:
Huh
I have a Raideon (sp?) 9000 in mine. It isnt integrated to the MB.
Speaking of which, any suggestions for a new card?


Yeah, me too.
Doom 3 runs fine but Call of Duty sucks in my laptop.
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:00:37 AM EDT
I have a Dell XPS Laptop and it is fully upgradeabbllelekekleeee~~~!!1ONEONE ONE!!

The Dell XPS Is the only laptop that I know of besides alaianware that allow such upgrades!

HAve fun!
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 9:02:04 AM EDT
OK, so how do I tell what card I actually have?
Link Posted: 10/3/2004 7:38:15 PM EDT
I cant get it to run BfV worth a damn
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