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Video upgrade Is there any way to upgrade from the Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics card that comes with the B130?

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  • nbw71791 Feb 04, 2009

    alright, i have the same problem, i really don't feel like taking my laptop apart.. so the final answer is that there isn't any sort of expansion slot for a new card from ATI or Nvidia?
    If not, could anyone aide me in upping the dedicated video memory to something higher to 8mb... i have 1.2 gigs of ram.. i want a little bit more video mem... this thing doesn't even run dioblo 2 :(


  • heatherdolor Feb 05, 2009

    Can I put in a better motherboard in my B130 that can take a nvidia/ati card?

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Sorry, No. Integrated means it's built into the motherboard. This is typical because it's so highly integrated with the display.

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There is no graphics card to upgrade.

Your Dell either came with a form of the Intel GMA graphics chipset , or the ATI Radeon Mobility X300 graphics chipset.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/specs.htm

Either/Or

The way Dell states it, (And also this is for a LOT of laptop manufacturers), is that you have either the option when purchasing, of having an Intel GMA chipset for graphics, or discrete graphics of the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, for graphics.

Discrete being the word that fools people. Makes them think it has a dedicated, removable graphics card, when in reality it is a graphics chipset soldered directly to the motherboard, and is not upgradeable.

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Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

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{Read - programs that use a lot of graphics power. Such as some of the newer games. Integrated graphics, depending on what graphics chipset it is, CAN run some games. Ones that are not very graphics intensive}

A dedicated graphics card has it's own processor, and graphics ram memory. Does not need to borrow from the system resources.

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Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The graphics chipset in your Dell Latitude, is mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array

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Let's use the older Intel Pentium 4 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
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The processor socket has matching socket holes for the contact pins. (478 of 'em)

With the BGA surface mount there are no contact pins. In place of them are Solder Balls.
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Costly, and not something you'll find a local shop performing.
{The machine is costly, and the operator needs to be S-K-I-L-L-E-D. Cost of having a chipset replaced is Ouch!}

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1) If you have the motherboard model with a form of Intel GMA chipset attached, you can purchase the motherboard that has the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, and install it.

2) Purchase a laptop with better graphics.

{Not trying to be snide}

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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