LAPTOP GRAPHIC CARD QUERY

  roders 18:52 23 Jun 2003
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JUST PURCHASED A NEW LAPTOP - IBM THINKPAD 570E.

JUST WONDERING ABOUT A GRAPHICS CARD. DOES IT TAKE A NORMAL GRAPHIC CARD OR IS THERE A SPECIAL TYPE OF CARD.

I HAVE ONE SPARE "GEO-FORCE 2"

ALSO WHERE DO YOU FIT IT.

THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME

TREV

  PSF 19:10 23 Jun 2003

Laptops have a different type of graphics card or on-board graphics. They are designed for confined spaces.

ps. Using caps is taken that you are shouting, it is best to only use them to make a point, eg. do NOT open the case when the pc is switched on...

  AMD_MAN23 19:18 23 Jun 2003

You will not be able to upgrade your notebook to a standard PCI or AGP video card, you probably will not be able to upgrade it at all but to improve 3d and dvd playback you may be able to share more system memory with it in the bios.

Colin

  Belatucadrus 19:28 23 Jun 2003

Most laptops have onboard graphics chips and can't be upgraded, as to fitting an AGP or PCI graphics card into a laptop, it's not going to fit.

click here for IMB parts info on the 570E

  roders 19:29 23 Jun 2003

sorry bout the caps...i was in a rush!

thanks for your reply's.

so theres no way of upgrading the current graphics card?

  roders 19:30 23 Jun 2003

thanks BELA

  john1000 19:34 25 Jun 2003

on a laptop the graphics are always built in to the board,it is possible to flash the chip on the board ie 16mg to 32mg but this depends on how old the laptop is post back with the spec

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