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use a graphics card (that is in a desktop computer) on a laptop? like use some kind of wire to make the graphics card run on my laptop that is running in a desktop computer.
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In general no because they are too big.
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than what is the best way to get another graphics card in my laptop, because I have a ati radeon mobility 9000 64MB, i want at least 128mb
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Unless it has an MMX slot/ATI equivelent then your pretty stuck. Laptops arnt generally upgradable. Except for RAM, CD rom drives, CPU's and Hard disks.
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*plum* wrote:
Unless it has an MMX slot/ATI equivelent then your pretty stuck. Laptops arnt generally upgradable. Except for RAM, CD rom drives, CPU's and Hard disks.


Thats true, you may find that the card is "hard connected" [ yes I did just make that up phrase up - couldn't think of a better way to explain it ] I.E. physically soldered or similarly connected to the board and therefore un-detatchable.
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how do i know if i have a MMX/ATI slot?
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Take it in and ask them, we cant tell from here if it is upgradable or not without more specs. EG manufaturer ect....
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Windows XP Home
Manufacturer: ECS Elitegroup
SystemModel: G732
Processor: Intel P4 2.40GHz
1022 Mb RAM
Direct X 9.0c
Mobility Radeon 9000 64MB

tell me if u need anything else.
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mobo make and model number would be helpful if you have it to hand ?
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whats mobo make? and the model number is GBX631602116 or G732.
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mobo = motherboard
make = manufacturer [ I.E. Gigabyte, Asus, DFI etc ]
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i have found with my own laptops,if u don't buy it with everything u want in it,you are going to have a hard time upgrading it if u can at all...in most laptops the video card is on the motherboard (built in) like some lower end desktop boards and in that case or like Enigmatic said,it is soldered on then u have to buy a new mainboard,but in that case u might as well buy a new laptop all together...
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A lot of the new laptops are getting much more upgradeable, as mentioned about you vid card maybe upgradeable depending on your mobo setup. If the laptop was purchased in the last 6 months or so I would say that more than likely the card is upgradeable.

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