Geforce 8600M GT Graphics Card

  evolucions 12:36 10 May 2008

Hi Guys,

I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop and I am looking to get a new graphics card for it and after hours of searching i have found that the Geforce 8600M GT should be a good upgrade for it.

However my problem is i cannot find where to buy one from. anyone got any good suggestions and is this really a good one for my PC.

  citadel 15:41 10 May 2008

you can not upgrade a laptop graphics card. there were a few very expensive laptops that were graphics upgradable. low ability cards are often used in laptops to keep the price down.

  crosstrainer 16:31 10 May 2008

As citadel say's...not upgradable, often onboard anyway. Gaming laptops do not come cheap. Your best bet is a PC i'm afraid.

  towns 18:18 27 May 2008

I thin kyou guys should actually look into things before making such a sweeping judgement without any info to back it up. It IS actually possible to upgrade a Dell Inspiron laptop aslong as the laptop has a discrete graphics card module (not th eIntel X3100) - you can then upgrade to the GeForce 8600M GT. The downside is its for sale only in the US at the moment (downside if you live in the UK) - click here.
To add this is very easy if you have experience of upgrading PC's/laptops etc - remove all screws holding laptop together, remove the old GeForce card, slot the new one in, screw it all back together and you are away.
From what I have read you cant install any old MXM graphics card - it does have to be specific and Dell do sell these - infact its cheaper to buy an 8600m GT than an 8400M GS!


  TunerSR 19:47 20 Mar 2009

is it possible to fit a 9series into the 1520?

  citadel 20:59 20 Mar 2009

I would not fancy taking a laptop to pieces, I asume fitting a more powerful card would mean more heat and more power required.

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