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I need to get a graphic card for my dell latitude c640

I need to get a updated graphics card for my laptop everytime i play a game the game freezes or i cannot place items into the sims houses. please someone help me...

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Log on to www.support.dell.com
there is a search box at top right corner
go for an Nvidia card 512 MB
but this would be the best

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How to download free 9.0 graphics for dell laptops


Hello, your question is a bit confusing. By 9.0, exactly what you mean? Do you mean DirectX 9.0? If so, yes, you can visit microsoft.com, downloads page for a list of DirectX 9.0 or even later drivers which will run on your system and will update your current DirectX.
But if you are looking for graphics, go to this page:
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/Product/latitude-d620

and hit ANALYZE SYSTEM FOR UPDATES.
Hope this helps, if not please contact me why not :) Thanks

Apr 04, 2013 | Dell Latitude D620 Laptop (Latitude-C620)...

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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.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/specs.htm

Either/Or

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.

Primer:
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

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,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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}

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Oct 25, 2011 | Dell Latitude D610 Notebook

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I have just reformatted a Dell latitude c640 laptop for a friend and installed windows xp pro up to service pack 2. upon reload first time the laptop is suffering screen tearing issue, it is like the...


It appears to be the issue with the ram. Turn off laptop, remove battery and unscrew the the cover to the RAM. Its on the back panel. Remove and reseat the RAM after cleaning the gold pins.

You can also use the Microsoft memory diagnostic tool.

Sep 25, 2010 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Can't play movies


Codec issue I bet, but could be graphics card drivers or poor graphics card even. For the spec of the laptop i would assume it just needs the right software. Download VLC player or cyberlink DVD or windvd, something like that usually cures the problem. Nero burning rom usually comes with software too. You can get copies of the "pay for" software really cheap if you look around. There tons of free players on th web

Aug 02, 2009 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Need better video graphics card for playing games.


I wish to inform you that external graphics adapter do not exist... for now.

Jun 12, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 2200 PC Notebook

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Frozen games


Could be that you have intel integrated graphics and the game does not support your chipset... It could be that the laptop is overheating or that your RAM is bad... I recommend checking your GFX Card first and then doing a ram check with a Linux live cd such as Ubuntu. You can also download a utility that can check your CPU temp if you can not find it in your BIOS.

Apr 02, 2009 | Dell Latitude D610 Laptop Computer -...

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Slow graphics in gaming


Hi
Please make sure the video card driver is updated and also the Bios.
ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_4530/vista/Bios/
Make sure the ac adapter is connected to the system while you are doing the bios update.
ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_4530/vista/Drivers/VGA_NV_(7.15.11.7566_logo).zip
ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/notebook/aspire_4530/vista/Drivers/Chipset_NV_v.(17.05_logo).zip
Update these drivers
and let me know if it does not work.
Also please post the system requirements for your games so that I could check whether this laptop will be able to run these games.
Also would like to know do u have an integrated video card or a discrete video card. This is very important when you are trying to play games.

Thank you
Rakesh
Dell Expert

Jan 06, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Dell latitude c640


Hi

Both Dell Part numbers 18THT and 5W299 are 8X DVD-ROM Drive Modules. DPN 18THT is compatible with Latitude C series and DPN 5W299 is compatible with Latitude D series. The two drives have different and incompatible connectors.

Your Latitude C640 is a C Series Latitude. You can therefore not use DPN 5W299.

If you need a DVD drive module, get DPN 18THT or an alternative Latitude C series drive.

Mike

Apr 25, 2008 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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Game Freezes up CPU


your video card cannot support the graphics that game is trying to run. Try setting the graphics on the game's menu to a lower resolution or get a higher powered video card.

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