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Pavillion dv8000 increase resolution

What exactly do I need to buy in order to enhance the resolution of this laptop?
More video memory? what kind?
another video card? isn't it part of the main board?

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  • joe68 Apr 27, 2008

    thankyou my mind is in peace now...How come this great laptop is enclosed in a such poor resolution...



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You cannot upgrade the video card on this model without replacing the motherboard. Even if you did, you would have to verify that the LCD could also handle the resolution you desire.

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