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dino8855
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Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

Hi,

What will be the best graphics card for INSPIRON 1545?

Dinesh

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

Technically, none - this model has built-in video, not a video card.  The ATI HD4330 is the better of the two options.

 

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dino8855
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

I think you didnt get my question. Probably i didnt explain clearly.

I know that my laptop has a integrated graphics card. The problem is its performance is very low.

So i thought of disabling it and add a video card like nvidia or ati to it.

The board has a PCI express slot in it. So why do u say that none of the video card will suit it.

I guess it should accept any good video card.

I am expecting a good 1 GB video card or atleast a 512 MB card.

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

No, you didn't understand my answer - the video in this system, like most all notebooks, is integrated onto the system board.  There are no addon video cards for notebook computers - the mini PCI Express socket is for communications cards, not for video cards.  It is NOT the same thing as a desktop PCI Express card.

You cannot upgrade the video in this system in any way, shape or form.

 

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dino8855
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

 

I contacted DELL Technical support and a guy told that i can add either a nvidia or ati card to my PCI express slot.

Thats the reason why i started this discussion.

He specifically insisted that there is a PCI Express slot in my board and that i can put a Nvidia or a ATI card to it.

 

I am totally confused now.

 

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dino8855
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

 

The DELL STUDIO 15 laptop also uses the same mother board as INSPIRON 15.

Intel®  Cantiga GM45 Chipset

How come studio laptop has 512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM  HD 4570?

If a video card is not possible in my laptop then how come it is possible in studio laptops which uses the same mother board.

 

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

The system boards aren't the same - they're customized at manufacture for each model system.

Even if there were an Express Card video card to use (there isn't;  see below) it would basically turn your system into a desktop, as it would require an external monitor.

 

http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/qa.jsp#19

 

 

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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

Any luck with the video card? I'm interested in doing the same thing, even if I can only use it with an external monitor.

Did the tech support person give you a part number for a card that will work with the 1545?

 

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ejn63
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

I'm not sure there is a point in answering again, since you seem not to read the answers - but:

There IS SIMPLY NO WAY to upgrade the video in these models.  There IS NO VIDEO CARD, nor any provision for one.   There's an Intel-integrated version of the board, and an ATI version - you chose one or the other, and that's what you have for the life of the system.  No upgrade.

 

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Echo Eric
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Re: Inspiron 1545 graphics card.

You can in fact add a video card, there now an option to add an ATI card when you purchase it, that card in no integrated. There are other card you can use other than the ATI that are better or cheaper. Unless you know of them you are not contributing and answer.

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