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GRAPHICS PROBLEM I am trying to play games on my Inspiron 8600 which has an ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 Pro Turbo with 128 MB RAM (Dell Driver). While playing, all of a sudden the graphics/screen become jerky for a couple of minutes (as if there was a lag). Then on its own the graphics become smooth again (actually quite good...). This happens on and off throughout gameplay. For the last 6 months, I am facing this issue.

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  • jsarangan Apr 20, 2009

    Hi,

    The video memory (128 MB) cannot be upgraded and this is the maximum I can have in my laptop. Please suggest alternatives.

    Thanks

  • Daniel Martinez
    Daniel Martinez May 11, 2010

    Gurpreet_mct:


    Is the Inspiron 8600, a laptop or a desktop? If it is a desktop ,JSARANGAN can change the video card to one with more memory,
    but if the Inspiron 8600 is a laptop, he quotes ::"" The video memory (128 MB) cannot be upgraded and this is the maximum I can have in my laptop""
    How can you suggest that JSARANGAN ""increase video memory from 128 MB............"" ??

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If your ATI video is using shared memory, you may not be able to change it. (check your bios) If it is on board memory, that should be a pretty good card for a laptop. However, check with www.parts-people.com for any upgrades available for your model. They specialize in dell parts.

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Increase your video memory from 128 MB to 256 or 512 MB depends on how much physical memory u have..

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