new Dell laptop: crappy graphics :( 17 replies

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Starce3

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#11 13 years ago

Bs|Archaon;38128081. Next to impossible. And laptop parts are so expensive that (even if you could do it) you'd have actually saved money by buying a better laptop to begin with.

2. It's very unlikely that the BIOS will have any overclocking options, and even if it does you're just asking for it to overheat. And then you'll probably find your crotch is on fire and you can no longer have children.

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#12 13 years ago
Lord Anubis As to the overclocking I've looked in the BIOS of several of the various Dell laptops that I've replaced motherboards in and haven't seen anything that would allow a person to overclock the unit.

I haven't seen any recent Dells (don't know about the old ones) with overclocking options. Both of the ones i've had didn't, and all the others i've seem didn't.

For some reason i'm thinking that one of the XPS models had limited overclocking capabilitys though?




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#13 13 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3812815Don't the Vostro notebooks use Intel graphics as well? They are better/newer ones, mind you, but still integrated and still Intel. If you can't do it with a 950 you probably won't be able to do it with...erm...whatever the newer ones are called. I'd just live with it personally.

The vostra 1700 has the option for a 256Mb Nvidia 8600M GT graphics card!




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#14 13 years ago

If your laptop is new and has the external PCI-X expansion slot you will soon if not now be able to get a external box that plugs into that PCI-X slot. The external box will hold a PCI-X 16 graphics card and use a external power supply.

IIRC Asus and someone else (Gigabyte?) were showing them at a recent Computer show (Comdex?)




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#15 13 years ago

scoobie;3821083The vostra 1700 has the option for a 256Mb Nvidia 8600M GT graphics card![/QUOTE] Well, good for it, I suppose. [QUOTE=Anlushac11;3821259]If your laptop is new and has the external PCI-X expansion slot you will soon if not now be able to get a external box that plugs into that PCI-X slot. The external box will hold a PCI-X 16 graphics card and use a external power supply.

IIRC Asus and someone else (Gigabyte?) were showing them at a recent Computer show (Comdex?)

If memory serves they're quite expensive and rather impractical though. You need the box itself (e.g. ASUS XG Station), a PCI-E graphics card AND an external monitor to connect it to. Aside from needing an external monitor, the XG Station itself is going to be quite large since it can take a full PCI-E graphics card. A little excessive if you ask me, considering that laptops are meant to be portable...

Ah, and PCI-X is something totally different to PCI-E, which is what you mean. :nodding:




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#16 13 years ago

i already have a desktop with a decent geforce 6600 256mb that i'm very happy with, so i'm not really interested expandablke gfx if they aren't mobile.

the model is a Dell Inspiron 6400 and i ordered it with only the intel 950 graphics. I can get the full technical specs from the Dell website: Documentation

the Vostro's do have nvidia gfx :) but not the 15" model anymore, only the 17" :fuming:

if i've used this machine for only about a month or so, how much would the value have depreciated?




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#17 13 years ago

It depends, how much did you pay for it? I wouldn't expect big profits from it.




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#18 13 years ago

CC_machine;3823205i already have a desktop with a decent geforce 6600 256mb that i'm very happy with, so i'm not really interested expandablke gfx if they aren't mobile.

the model is a Dell Inspiron 6400 and i ordered it with only the intel 950 graphics. I can get the full technical specs from the Dell website: Documentation

the Vostro's do have nvidia gfx :) but not the 15" model anymore, only the 17" :fuming:

if i've used this machine for only about a month or so, how much would the value have depreciated?

Considering the fact that you didn't order it with any expanded graphics and the fact that according to the Dell website the 6400 model is no longer available you may not get nearly as much as you paid for it should you decide to sell it.




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