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Hey all.

Well I gave in and bought this laptop from best buy since it came with a free printer. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1149206843338

 

Is it possible for me upgrade the video card so I can game on it easier? It says it has an open PCI-E 16X slot. :geezer:

 

PS I already upgraded my memory to 1 gig.

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Hi Dark12, Some Laptops can be upgraded, depends on if the board used has AGP or PCI-E or just onboard VGA. Many custom built lappies give you the option.

 

Best check with the manufacturer and see if Best Buy can upgrade it.

 

X_C

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Hi Dark12, Some Laptops can be upgraded, depends on if the board used has AGP or PCI-E or just onboard VGA. Many custom built lappies give you the option.

 

Best check with the manufacturer and see if Best Buy can upgrade it.

 

X_C

 

Hey

Well it says it has a PCI-E 16x slot. Where do I buy a laptop video card from? Im pretty best buy wont upgrade it.

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What make of lappy is it?

 

Its a Toshiba. The link to it is in my original post. I really like it other than gaming performance.

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Toshibas are usually upgradable, you need to find who looks after supporting Toshiba in your area from Toshiba. They will be able to instal the card and not effect warrenty.

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interesting.

I bought the service plan through best buy if that makes a difference.

So where would I go about buying one of these video cards? Thanks in advanc!

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interesting.

I bought the service plan through best buy if that makes a difference.

So where would I go about buying one of these video cards? Thanks in advanc!

 

Well, I can't believe that Best buy won't do it, are you sure?

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yea i talked to them and they will not upgrade the card. They are telling me no notebook cards can be upgraded ever. I told them it has an open PCI-E slot and they didnt give me a straight answer about that.

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i don't know squat about upgrading notebook video cards, but i did find this....

 

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?...Card+Guide+2006

 

....looks like a lot of useful info there if you search around. sorry to say though that the first thing to catch my eye was:

 

I'll get this out of the way right now: unless your computer is a Dell, there's a 99% chance your graphics aren't upgradeable.

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Hi Dark12, sorry for being away so much, been very busy all weekend. :blushing:

 

I would call Toshiba and have them recommend a place to put in the card.

 

X_C

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