Re: [linux-dell-laptops] inspiron 1100 video card
- The Inspiron 1100 has an integrated I845 video card that CANNOT be
removed or exchanged (AFAICT having examined the motherboard). However,
there is a miniPCI slot at the base of the machine - are there video
cards available for miniPCI? This could provide an upgrade path.
On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 11:01 -0500, Paul Gratz wrote:
> Actually not speaking of the 1100 I know that it is possible and has
> been done safely many times on the i8500 and i8600. Most dell laptops
> are actually modular. Now I say this with the caveat of you can only
> put in video card modules that are designed for that laptop (or very
> similar laptops, like the 8500/8600 which have interchangable video
> cards). This usually means that you can only put in one of the optional
> video cards that was available when you bought the laptop.
> I know this because I was thinking of upgrading my 8500 with a video
> card from an 8600. In the end in my case I decided the cost (>$300 for a
> radeon 9600) and the pain (I'd have to put a new heat sink on it) is not
> worth it. I took the money and rebuilt my desktop :-).
> On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 06:47 -0700, Haedn Thorn wrote:
> > --- James Carruthers <mysticsound@...> wrote:
> > > Hi Group,
> > >
> > > I want to upgrade the video card in my inspiron 1100. Has anyone done
> > > this? What cards will work?
> > Most laptops do not accept video card upgrades. Not having worked on one, I
> > can't be certain with the 1100, but it's a safe guess. Someone with an 1100
> > could chime in here to give a definitve "yes" or "no"? .. Usually, the video
> > chipset will be built on to the main board in laptops.
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