upgrading laptops graphics

  matt1234 20:52 06 Apr 2004
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hi

id just like to know is it possible in the future i might upgrade my laptops graphics
click here for its spec!

  TomJerry 21:08 06 Apr 2004

For most laptops, you cannot do any upgrading for graphics. Some laptops use Mini-AGP graphics card which insert into a mini-agp slot, then it is technical possible to upgrade. But I would say it is practically impossible to upgrade because I have not seen any company selling mini-agp card in the market.

I think you better forget the idea of upgrading graphics for a laptop.

  TomJerry 21:14 06 Apr 2004

AJP D410U click here
AJP D480W click here

  powerless 21:16 06 Apr 2004

click here

£££££

  TomJerry 21:46 06 Apr 2004

Performer XL from Novatech seems great for game (5600 graphics) click here

another great (in terms of specifications) game laptop click here

  matt1234 11:34 07 Apr 2004

this laptop is a great game player all i needed really to know would it be possible in the future as games get bigger

and i will not be doin it myself because goin it to laptops is one type of computer i dont open up!

  TomJerry 11:47 07 Apr 2004

The machine you mentioned is not really good for games because it will not support Direct X 9 for start.

  matt1234 21:49 07 Apr 2004

it does because ive got it running on mine

  Gaz 25 22:33 07 Apr 2004

DX 9 is backward compatible, so it does work but DX 9 doesnt work fully.

Anyway,

Fraid, although it is possible for experts to upgrade laptop graphics, its not worth it. Expensive for one.

If it includes a mini-AGP slot, then you could, but you would have to be a Trade customer to have access to laptop parts, which you cannot if you are a home user and not a business.

I would forget the idea. Thats one of the main problems with Laptops, not future compatible at all.

  TomJerry 23:01 07 Apr 2004

Try to play Half Life then.

  Gaz 25 23:06 07 Apr 2004

TomJerry is correct...

dx 9 games will not run correctly.

But since DX9 works with DX8 cards, then it will not cause any problem, exempt from the fact that it does not play DX 9.

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