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Cant get other video cards in a laptop?

  • hey today i went to best buy, and i wanted to upgrade my video card, bt he said i had to get a custom one, and normal ones will not go into a laptop? is this true? i really need to know because i lvoe gaming and i cant afford a new computer !

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    • plus, i can hardly play games with this graphics card ! (its a 512 mb ati radeon xpress 1100 hypermemory ) the fps stinks !

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He is correct all video cards are diff on each laptop.
try turning off all software in the startups except the ati programs

click start run / type msconfig
go to the startup tab and un-check everything except the ati software , click ok and restart, choose the don't show this again . and test the system now.

run the system while connected to ac as it will likely run faster than on battery power.


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