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Dell Notebook Video Upgrades


Please contact me if you know any of the following and I will include them in this list for everyone to review:
  • Another combination of video card and Dell notebook that is not listed here.
  • You know of a driver modification that works.
  • You know the Dell Part Number of a video card listed here.
  • You know where to get pictures of the video cards.
  • You have a correction to the information listed below.

Do not contact me if you are going to ask any of the following questions:
  • What video card works with a particular notebook. If it is not on this list, I know nothing about it.
  • Do not ask me how much a video card is because I do not sell anything on this site.
  • Do not ask me where you can buy a video card. Use Google.

Does upgrading the video card void the existing warranty?
  • No, except that if you break anything while you are upgrading the notebook, the damage is not covered. If your computer has to be sent back to Dell to get serviced, take out the new video card and put in the old one back in before you send it in because it will come back without the new card and it will have the type that you bought it with. Another great reason for onsite warranty!!


Inspiron 1100 and 1150
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. The video is part of the chipset on the mainboard.


Inspiron 1200
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics which is part of the chipset on the motherboard.


Inspiron 2200
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics which is part of the chipset on the motherboard.


Inspiron E1405
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 950 Graphics which is part of the chipset on the motherboard.


Inspiron 1420
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
 
 
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 
 


Inspiron 1520
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 
 
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 


Inspiron 1720
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
 
 
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 
 
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 


Inspiron 4150
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 32MB
 
 
 
 
 


Inspiron 5100
ATI Radeon Mobility 7500, M7 32MB
 
 
ATI Radeon Mobility 7500, M7 64MB
 
 
ATI Radeon Mobility 9000, M9 32MB
Y0707

 

ATI Radeon Mobility 9000, M9 64MB
Y0708

Upgrade available after a Bios upgrade. Use the latest I5100 BIOS. NOTE: If your screen flickers blue lines all over it and your video RAM now reports that it only has 32MB, call Dell and have your video card replaced. This is a known problem with this video card in the I5150 and may show up with the I5100..

Drivers for both the 32mb and 64mb ATI 9000's can be had at www.omegacorner.com The 2.5.14 works very well but 2.5.22 (the latest) causes artifacts



Inspiron 5150
ATI mobility Radeon 9000 M9 32MB
Y0707
 
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 M9 64MB
Y0708
If your screen flickers blue lines all over it and your video RAM now reports that it only has 32MB, call Dell and have your video card replaced. This is a known problem with this video card in the I5150.
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 32MB
Y1871
 
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 64MB
M1325
Driver version 53.03 with pieters modded .inf worked OK and coolbits plus allowed the clock settings to be upped a little.


Inspiron 5160
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 32MB
 
 
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 64MB
 
 


Inspiron 6000d (This version does NOT have the PCI-E slot)
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics which is part of the chipset on the motherboard.


Inspiron 6000 (This version has the PCI-E slot)
64MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY RADEON X300 PCI Express x16
 
 
128MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY RADEON X300 PCI Express x16
 
 


Inspiron 500m
 
This model can not be upgraded. The video chip is soldered directly to the motherboard.


Inspiron 600m
ATi Mobility RADEON 9000 32MB
 
Soldered to the mother board
ATi Mobility RADEON 9000 64MB
 
Soldered to the mother board


Inspiron 700m
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the Integrated Intel Extreme graphics which is part of the chipset on the motherboard.


Inspiron 8000
ATI Mobility M4 32MB
05E441
 
nVIDIA GeForce2 Go 16MB
 
 
nVIDIA GeForce2 Go 32MB
4D597
 
nVIDIA GeForce4 Go 64mb
5J149
Hitachi displays seem to cause power issues with this card that will not allow you to boot. The Samsung displays seem to be ok.
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, M9 64MB
4U284, 5U427 and 5X659
You should have the UXGA (1600x1200) monitor. Make sure when you get into windows that you DISABLE all stand-by power settings as this somehow freezes the system up. Visit Omega drivers for the latest drivers. You can also visit Dell Community Member ssevennm site for the drivers.


Inspiron 8100
nVIDIA Quadro4 700Go GL 64MB
6X935
This is essentially a nVIDIA 4200go
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 64MB
9J066
Has problems with Hitachi and some IBM SXGA+ screens
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000, M9 64MB
4U284, 5U427 and 5X659
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people) and will not work with some IBM SXGA+ screens.
nVIDIA GeForce 4 440 GO 64MB
5J149
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people)


Inspiron 8200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 M9 64MB
4U284, 5U427 and 5X659
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people) and will not work with some IBM SXGA+ screens. This is the second fastest card for the I8200.
nVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL 64MB
6X935
This card is essentially a 4200 Go - This is the fastest card available for the I8200.
nVIDIA GeForce 4 440 GO 64MB
5J149
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people)
nVIDIA GeForce2 Go 32MB
4D597
 


Inspiron 8500
nVIDIA Geforce4 4200 64MB
 
 
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo, M10, 128MB
 
Instructions on how to change the video card. Requires a modification to prevent overheating causing the notebook to shut down.
nVIDIA GeForce FX 5650 Go
H3251 or F3515
Note: You must use the same modification for the M10 to prevent overheating the notebook and cause it to shut down. This upgrade was reported to me by "the niTz".
 
 
 


Inspiron 8600
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 32MB
Y1871 
 
nVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200 64MB
G3030
 
nVIDIA GeForce FX5650 Go 128MB
 
 
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo, M10, 128MB
H3251 or F3515
 


Inspiron 9100
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, M11
 
 
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 256MB, M18
C7070
C7070 Customer Kit,Card,Graphic,ATI,256MB,M18


Inspiron 9400 / E1705

Note: If your computer has the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, you can not upgrade your video card. This card is integrated into the motherboard.
NVIDIA Geforce Go 7800
 
PCIe Express x16
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256MB
 
PCIe Express x16
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS 256MB
 
PCIe Express x16


Inspiron 9300
ATI Mobility Radeon X300 128MB
 
PCI Express x16 - This is the standard video card option
ATI Mobility Radeon X300 128MB
 
PCI Express x16 - Available upgrade.
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 256MB
 
PCI Express x16 - Available upgrade


Inspiron XPS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, M11
 
 
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800 256MB, M18
C7070
C7070 Customer Kit,Card,Graphic,ATI,256MB,M18


Inspiron XPS Gen 2
There is no video upgrade for these notebooks. This notebook comes with the 256MB NVIDIA® GeForceTM Go 6800 ULTRA with PCI Express x16 interface and currently there is no upgrade available.


Latitude C840
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 M9 64MB
  4U284, 5U427 and 5X659
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people) and will not work with some IBM SXGA+ screens. This is the second fastest card for the I8200.
nVIDIA Quadro4 700 Go GL 64MB
 6X935
This card is essentially a 4200 Go - This is the fastest card available for the I8200.
nVIDIA GeForce 4 440 GO 64MB
 5J149
Will not work with Hitachi SXGA+ 15" screens (although the 14" screens have been OK for some people)
nVIDIA GeForce2 Go 32MB
 4D597
 


Latitude D600
 
This model can not be upgraded. The video chip is soldered directly to the motherboard.


Latitude D800
nVIDIA Geforce 4200 Go 64MB
 
 
Quadro FX Go700
 
The improvement over a Geforce 4200 is minimal. It is still DX8 only. It may have more features.
nVIDIA GeForce FX 5650
 
 


Latitude C800
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 
Here is where someone has accomplished this.
nVIDIA GeForce2 Go
 
Use the video driver for the Latitude C810, C840. You can download this from Dell's web site.


Latitude CPt
 You can not change the video card on a Cpt. It is soldered in.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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