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Can I upgrade my Intel 945GM express video card to a nvidia 7900GS video card??

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No, you cannot update your built in Intel graphics to the Nvidia. Only the ATI card can be upgraded to the Nvidia card. The ATI and Nvidia cards are discreet and not built into the mobo. Of course if you change the mobo out with one from an ATI or Nvidia model you can, but it would be more cost effective to just buy a new laptop and sell yours.

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Ye if it is compacterble with your computer

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The closest I could come on the Intel website is the drivers for the 945GM express chipset. But it has drivers for XP and Win 7.

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It seems that you have an integrated video card.

let me give you two options.
upgrade your mobo and video card which will probably cost you $500.00

or upgrade your memory for $200 to increase shared video memory.

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