Dell Studio 1558 Video Card Replacement

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I'm trying to play Skyrim on my laptop but I don't think my video card is good enough as my FPS averages out at 10. Just wondering if it is possible to upgrade the video card easily or am I looking at an impossible task?

I'm running:

System Information
Time of this report: 12/8/2011, 20:14:45
Machine name: ALEXBURTON-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 1558
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 3202MB used, 4708MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68E0)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_04131028&REV_00
Display Memory: 2736 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1014 MB
Shared Memory: 1722 MB
Current Mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: unknown
Monitor Id: AUO22EC
Native Mode: 1366 x 768(p) (60.008Hz)
Output Type: Internal
Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1041 (English)
Driver Version: 8.762.0.0
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Bay Wolf

Re: Dell Studio 1558 Video Card Replacement

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The video card is part of the motherboard for that system.  Upgrading it is not possible.

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 is the best that system has.  

Since your specs that you provided says that the video card is a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series, you have the best video option.


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Re: Dell Studio 1558 Video Card Replacement

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display problem(screen)

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