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  Is it possible to upgrade a Notebook's Video Card? 
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Daniel Trisler Sep 04, 2002, 05:56pm EDT Report Abuse
I'm thankful for the infromation that you have already provided, it's more than I've found elsewhere. However, the problem with my notebook (a HP Pavillion XH500) isn't speed, RAM, or storage. I have have a 1GHz Processor and 512 Meg of RAM. My problem is that it's only equiped with an 8Meg Video Card. So while it excels at office suite uses and the light programming that I do, it just doesn't cut it when I try to play the Graphics intensive games like Neverwinter Nights and Aliens vs Predator 2. I probably won't be able to play Unreal 2 at all when it comes out.

I know the card is replaceable, it's not hardwired in, but the only thing I was able to find out from HP is that I could get a replacement for the one I have.

Is there Hope, or am I doomed?

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oz funghi Sep 13, 2002, 06:56am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Is it possible to upgrade a Notebook's Video Card?
i've heard about it, someone even mentioned it on the toshiba website, ofcourse that was denied by the officials.

Chan Chan Dec 08, 2003, 03:46pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Is it possible to upgrade a Notebook's Video Card?
ATI is claiming that the IGP 320M is upgrade friendly. It also sites the HP ze4000 series as using them and that in theory a mobility 9600 could be installed. HOwver, no info on HOW TO DO this from ATI or HP :(

check out there april 2003 press release (ATI):




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