0

I have a Dell Inspiron 8500 with the 32mb ATI card.. I'm thinking of upgrading to the nVidia GeForce4 4200 64mb card. I know this isn't the best available at this time, but it is for my budget.... Is this a good card? How does it perform with games? If I order a re-furbished one, are the drivers already on the notebook, or do I need to download them?
-Thanks for your time:eek:

2
Contributors
5
Replies
6
Views
10 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by CrucialCraig
0

you cant upgrade the graphics card on a notebook

I'm afraid you may be incorrect. There are 3 upgrade video cards for a dell inspiron 8500 with a 32mb ATI. check these links out.

These are possible upgrades for the 8500:
http://www.bay-wolf.com/videoupgrade.htm

This is how you do it
http://www.bay-wolf.com/8500video.htm

This is where you buy it
http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-Inspiron-8500-8600-D800-GeForce-4200-Video-Card_W0QQitemZ110066616799QQihZ001QQcategoryZ74957QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Now I may be missing something, but dell gives you the option to replace the 32mb with either the 64 or the 128 ones for 100$ or 200$ respectively, when you originally purchase. I'm just interested in someone who's done the upgrade after purchase, and if the drivers are on the chipset already. Thanks again

0

thats really cool. usually laptop chips are extremely hard to upgrade

Would a better grfx card cause your laptop to ovrheat though?

0

thats really cool. usually laptop chips are extremely hard to upgrade

Would a better grfx card cause your laptop to ovrheat though?

Well, the 128 card can overclock and overheat the laptop so it shuts off, though there is a modification for that, in one of the links. But the 64mb card is a option when you build the notebook, my personal 8500 just doesn't have it.

Still, I'm looking to find how the drivers are found?:eek:

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.