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Need help with a Sony Vaio.. (Video Upgrade)

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by phyregod, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Well, I've been shopping for a cheap laptop and found a good price on a Sony Vaio PCG-FRV26

    Seemed decent, 2.8ghz p4, 512m ram, 64m ATI Raedon Video.. So I bought it, went and bought a gig of ram for it, and while looking for a video upgrade realized that you "cant" upgrade the video in it. Is that right?? If so, this sucks greatly and I will probably have a "laptop for sale" thread coming very soon.

    Anyone have any idea how to upgrade the video to 128m in a PCG-FRV26?? I assumed that because it was ATI Raedon that it was a stand alone video card of sorts, but I'm new to the laptop world.. And it shows. The video ram is shared :(

    Can I fix this?? Even going as far as to swap a motherboard or something?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    best chance is to find a similar model vaio and grab the 128mb video board from it. if vaios are anything like acer/toshiba you CAN swap internal components out since they are seperate from the motherboard.
     
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