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Old October 24, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Hey all, I have a hypothetical question for you.

I own a Dell Inspiron 9400, with a Radeon hypermobilty x1300.
I also own a Dell Vostro 1400.Now i was wondering if one could take the VGA from the 9400 and put it into the other.
the 9400 runs on XP proo
the vostro runs on vista basic.
I checked the dell site and there is customization for an optional VGA card for the vostro 1400 model.
And also, where is the VGA located normally on laptops?

Thanks a tonne guys!
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Old October 24, 2007, 04:41 PM
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I doubt you can swap VGA cards. Normally it's integrated into the motherboard.

Some high-end laptops that use dedicated graphics have a user-serviceable slot where you can put in a new graphics module.

And of course even if you could, you'd be voiding your warranty. You could try tearing apart both and looking, but I'm doubtful that they can be changed.
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Old October 24, 2007, 06:20 PM
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have them integrated like jdrom17 said. You might get lucky so try it out.

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Old October 24, 2007, 10:20 PM
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It's hardly worth the effort for an X1300, IMO ...
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