I just purchased an Acer Veriton m410 (jtem # BB10841418), it has an integrated video output (ATI x1200). I would like to upgrade to another more powerful card such as the nVidia 8600 GT with 1 gig of memory. My question: is an nVidia card right or should I get an appropriate ATI card?
You can upgrade your video card to a card of your chioce, however with a intergrated ATI chipset you would get better performance from a higher end ATI card to match, just make sure you change the primary video from PCI to PCIE in the bios settings.
please reply if you have further questions before marking not helpful
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Unfortunately, laptops are generally locked down in terms of graphics cards. The GPU is integrated into the laptop mainboard due to space constraints.
Your only option if tied down to a laptop for any reason would be to purchase a more recent laptop with a specific graphics card in it.
Any discrete (NVIDIA or ATI) graphics card that was manufactured after 2008 should be sufficient to run most games.
If you're looking to play games on more intense graphic settings, your best bet would be to look for laptops with the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M/240M or better, or the ATI Mobility Radeon 4600/5400 or better. Either brand with at least 512 MB of video RAM will work well.
A DVI-D signal is digital (whereas DVi-I is digital AND analogue) and can never be converted into a VGA signal without using expensive hardware boxes that convert the signal. These though tend to lose quite a bit of the signal quality. If I were you I'd look for a monitor with a digital connection, because I'm afraid this isn't going to work.
You can actually replace and upgrade the video/graphics card if it is not integrated. But in this case, upon checking on your model, the video card on this system is NOT replaceable or upgradable since it is built-in or integrated with the system.
Have you tried the windows update,usually for vista they have a built-in WDM drivers for ATI, and right now you may want to use that for the meantime if the computer did not recognize the exact model number also when using the windows update it you can check if microsoft has a new WDM driver for your video card.
The video card is a built-in video card on the mobo, right?
I believe you have the right adapter cable. According to my knowledge the Radeon 9000 supports TV output via RCA (check http://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRadeon9000/index.html:" Mobility™ Radeon™ 9000 provides the highest
quality output support for DVI-I, TV and CRTs.")
Firstly, it would be a good idea to make sure your TV has the 3 RCA jacks into which you will insert the adapter cable's 3 RCA connectors according to the colors of the connectors and jacks.
Secondly, if your laptop has a VGA port, you're set to connect your laptop to your TV, no hustles. If your laptop doesn't have a VGA port, your going to have to get a DVI-VGA converter, so you're setup will be something like: [laptop]-[DVI-VGA converter]-[VGA-3RCA adapter cable]-[TV's 3RCA jacks].
When you get your laptop's screen displaying on your TV, its merely a matter of using your recording equipment to record the TV's image as you would any program showing on the TV.
I hope this will help you solve your problem, thank you for using the FixYa service.
maby vista dont like that card is it vista fully ready also cheak screen disple settings see what output is on it uslayy a setting mosttime s video out is a hd out with speacial cable read specks close on ati of what that outut is ok