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Go to the motherboards manufactorors website and put in your model number..All the necessary software needed will be there for free..

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My tv wont work in dual monitor function, I have a compaq nc6230 laptop going into a 42" samsung plasma tv. I have tried changeing resolution and everything. Does a radeon x300 support a dual monitor


"2GHz Pentium M 760 Sonoma processor,
512MHz of average-speed 400MHz memory,
an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 graphics chip with a standard 64MB of VRAM,........."

A) Intel Pentium M, model 760; based on the Dothan Core,

533MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (533MHz FSB)

Single-core processor. Mobile processor that is, shall we say?


B) Ram Memory:
512MegaByte amount, at 400MHz, and is an average speed.

Which is DDR2 Sdram, that is SO-DIMM style for Notebook PC's; and operates up to a maximum frequency rate ('Speed'), of 400MHz.
PC2-4200, or PC2-4300; depending on the ram memory manufacturer.

Which isn't anything to write home to Mom about.

C) ATI Radeon X300 graphics chipset, which has 64MB of graphics memory.

Definitely not going to do, what you are trying to do.

No, Johnny; it won't support a 42 inch HDTV, and your internal monitor of the laptop.

In fact, IMHO it won't support just using the HDTV.

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Mar 21, 2013 | HP Compaq nc6230 Notebook

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Show video card Aspire 1691

I concur with Chris about this laptop model, (NOT that Chris needs me to concur)

If I may;

For the Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, the graphics chipset is soldered directly to the motherboard.

There are models of laptops that DO indeed have a separate graphics, or video card. They use the MXM technology.

The Acer Aspire 1691wlmi Notebook PC, may have either the ATI Mobility Radeon X600 GPU, or the ATI Mobility Radeon X700 GPU.
(Graphics Processing Unit, or also known as the graphics chipset)

This is one example of the ATI Mobility Radeon X600 graphics chipset,

You are looking at a Top View, as it is mounted on the motherboard.
What you do not see is the method of mounting.
This graphics chipset is mounted to the motherboard, via a BGA surface mount.

Ball Grid Array.
To explain the BGA surface mount;
Compare to an older Intel Pentium 4 desktop processor, that uses a Socket 478 processor socket,

The processor has contact pins on the bottom of it's circuit board. 478 of 'em.
The processor socket has matching socket holes. (478),

With a BGA surface mount there are no contact pins, on the bottom of the graphics chipset, as used on an older Intel Pentium 4 processor. (That uses a Socket 478 processor socket)

There are no socket holes in a processor socket.
No socket on the motherboard.

In place of the contact pins, there are Solder Balls on the bottom of the graphics chipset.
In place of the socket holes in a socket on the motherboard, there are instead Copper Pads.
(The copper pads are also gold plated)

The graphics chipset is set down on the motherboard, with the Solder Balls lining up on the Copper Pads.
Heat is then applied at a specific temperature, and length of time.
This action melts the solder balls, and solders the graphics chipset to the copper pads.
(Thereby also soldering the graphics chipset TO the motherboard)

This example of one maker, of a SMT/BGA Rework Station at work, will help demonstrate the above method,

Scroll the page down, click on the red -
Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video

That's just the mechanical aspects of replacing/upgrading a GPU, using a BGA surface mount.
Now you need to look into what will work.

The motherboard chipset determines what hardware components, can be used on a motherboard.
The motherboard chipset, as used on the Acer Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, uses a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip.

(Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

The Integrated Circuit, or chipset, that is used for graphics, is the graphics chipset, or G.P.U., )

The Northbridge chip handles the faster capabilities of a computer.
Handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and High-speed graphics.

A graphics chipset using the PCI bus is NOT high-speed graphics.
(Such as a PCI graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, on a desktop computer motherboard)
Integrated graphics is also Not high-speed graphics.

High-speed graphics uses an AGP bus, or a PCI-Express bus.
The ATI Mobility Radeon X600, and X700 graphics chipset, on the Acer Aspire 1690 series of Notebook PC's, uses a PCI Express x16 bus,

IF, your Aspire 1690 series Notebook PC, uses an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 graphics chipset, and you wanted to upgrade to an ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphics chipset, it would not be worth your trouble.

By the time you buy the X700 chipset, have the X600 removed, and X700 installed, it would be cheaper, and wiser to just buy a better laptop.

[ One I bought for work to use on Electronic Technical Manual's, is an Acer Aspire 5552-3691
1) AMD Athlon II X2 P340 (Dual Core) processor
2) 4GB of DDR3 Sdram (SO-DIMM) ram memory at 1066MHz
3) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics chipset.
Price? $398.00USD.

Not the best by FAR. But MUCH better than what you have presently.
Just food for thought ]

Just thought you would like to know why, it isn't feasible to try to upgrade the graphics chipset.

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Jun 06, 2012 | Acer Aspire 1691WLMi PC Notebook

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Computer dell latitude D610 built in 2006 replacing the viedo card how too's and also what can I do to mabe upgrade this veido card? and dose anything else need to be updated at the same time as the...

Sorry Jimmy, the Dell Latitude D610 Notebook PC uses Integrated Graphics.
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.


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.

Graphics Processing Unit,

Essentially the 'graphics engine'.

A GPU can be installed directly on the motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), OR installed on a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics Card is shortened for graphics adapter card)

Integrated Graphics borrows from the system resources. The Processor and Ram Memory.
This is why programs, for example games, that use a lot of graphics 'power', do not perform well on a computer with Integrated Graphics.

{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.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

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

To explain the BGA surface mount;
Let's use the older Intel Pentium 4 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
The bottom of the processor has contact pins. (478 of 'em)
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.
There is no socket, or socket holes on the motherboard.
There are Copper Pads.

The graphics chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the motherboard's Copper Pads.
Then heat is applied at a specified temperature, and length of time.

The solder balls melt which solders the graphics chipset to the motherboard. (To the Copper Pads)

Removal and replacement is properly performed with a BGA Rework Machine.
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!}

There are two ways you can upgrade your graphics.

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}

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Oct 25, 2011 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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Hi I need a better graphic card in my acer aspire 5536! Right now its got a ATI Radeon HD 3200 and it sucks.... need to know if I can change it myself and which cards fit in my laptop ?


Thank you for your query

Unfortunatley unlike desktop PC's, laptops do not have swappable graphics cards as they are built into the motherboard

So in essence to replace the graphics card you would be swapping out pretty much all the internals of your laptop i.e. to swap graphic card you will need a new motherboard, if you need a new motherboard then you will need a new CPU etc etc

Apologies again

I hope this has been useful

Mar 17, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5536-5224 Notebook

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Hi I have a Toshiba satellite laptop M30-127 when I boot up the screen breaks up into many colored lines and the resolution seemed to go I'm told by some Toshiba service technicians that there is a problem...

This may or may not be of some help.

Usually with laptops you have to replace the mobo but looks like there may be a possibility (slim one) that the card can be replaced, however I could not find anything as far as parts to get to replace just the video card so its looking more and more like the whole mobo would need to be replaced.

Jul 14, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S4747 Notebook

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Can We Change the graphic Card of Acer TravelMate 4102 WLMI

On laptops the graphics are built in onto chips that are on the motherboard, in order to change to the graphics chip you would have to upgrade to the motherboard to something that acer might have.

Jun 25, 2009 | Acer TravelMate 4100 Notebook

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Inexpensive Graphics Card for Notebook Video Editing?

Definetly the ati one. 120 stream processors is really good and it has
direct x10.

Jan 08, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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I have an acer aspire 1355xc {1350 series} notebook no video card

It's pretty common for notebooks to have 'integrated graphics' which can't be modified or replaced since they are part of the mother board and normally also share memory with other functions. Only higher end units aimed at gamers are equipped with video graphics hardware that can be replaced to upgrade.
If you would like to give your system a boost, consider adding some RAM; it is pretty cheap and then the 'stolen' 64 MB of memory used by the graphics chips is no longer a bottleneck.  
"The second omission is that of a separate graphics card. Playing sophisticated 3D games is becoming a reality with a lot of the latest mobile chipsets, but certainly not yet for people on a budget, those days are still some way off. Instead, what Acer has supplied is an integrated S3 Savage 8 graphics core, which shares 64MB of the system memory."
Acer review with details

Dec 07, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Monitor going going gone

Presario X1000 has 3 different ATI graphics boards they use.
Two are 32mb and one is 64mb.

For use with HP Compaq nx7000 and
Compaq Presario X1000 notebooks spare part#
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 w/64-MB memory 336970-001
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 w/ 32-MB memory 336969-001
ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 w/ 32-MB memory 336968-001

I have on PDF the service repair manual, I can e-mail it to you or you could try to google it.

Apr 28, 2008 | Compaq Presario X1000 Notebook

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Hp pavilion 6511 video card

It looks like you will be able to purchase just the ATI video controller for this machine - the part number for your machine is :-

P/N: 336970-001
DESC: ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9200 (M9+P) graphics controller - With 64Mb of double data rate (DDR) SDRAM memory

I would still recommend getting this machine opened up and double checking the part number etc as they do occasionally revise parts that aren't 100% interchangeable.

Jan 31, 2008 | Compaq Pavilion ZT3280US Notebook

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