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    Graphic cards Question

    i know it stupid but i have a ATI radeon hd card if i want to upgrade i have to buy ATI radeon hd card
    Does it have to be the same or i can get diffrend type of graphic card
    Thanks sry my english is bad

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    If you are upgrading and just swapping them over then you can just purchase any graphics card.

    If your looking to crossfire them (running both cards as single GPU) then you will need to get another of the same card.

    What model Radeon HD are you running?

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    it ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4870 very good graphic card
    Im just curious thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuzzz
    it ATI MOBILITY RADEON HD 4870 very good graphic card
    Im just curious thought
    Mobility? So you are using a laptop than I assume? Changing out graphic cards on a laptop isn't recommended unless you 100% what your doing. Most laptop motherboards are only suited for a few types of graphic cards and cannot be upgraded. Check with the manufacturer of your system.

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    i got m17x allienware im just curious thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by phuzzz
    i got m17x allienware im just curious thought
    How old is the laptop?

    You might have to call Alienware / Dell and ask them specifically.. because 99% of all laptops that are sold cannot be upgraded with a new graphics processor, some high end alienwares let you but they keep the amount you can upgrade very limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Dee
    Quote Originally Posted by phuzzz
    i got m17x allienware im just curious thought
    How old is the laptop?

    You might have to call Alienware / Dell and ask them specifically.. because 99% of all laptops that are sold cannot be upgraded with a new graphics processor, some high end alienwares let you but they keep the amount you can upgrade very limited.
    They have an upgrade program. You'll need to send in the laptop and they will do the upgrading and over charge you...likewise.

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