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Any advice on Video Upgrade options for a IBM R61, Video Card or whatever would be appreciated.

I want to play some games when I am away from home working and the 128Mb shared Ram is not good enough.

The R61 is a great Laptop and I do not want to replace it, particularly as the alternatives are not much better and do not have the reliability of the IBM product in the field of hard knocks.

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If you can even upgrade it, which i doubt you can. Each new mobile GPU typically runs hotter, and requires more power then the previous iterations and have different bus configurations.

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i think you can go to lenovo's website and input your serial and check the warranty there is an option for upgrading. I dont know if this will help or not worth it to check though.

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i highly doubt you can just pop out a laptop card and throw in another one. 90% of the time they're integrated, and even the ones that have dedicated memory are technically "integrated", meaning physically a part of the motherboard. so unless you're planning on replacing the motherboard in the laptop, good luck. buy a new one :P

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Thanks guys, it does not sound very promising. I think I had better discus the options with a Technitian when I fly back to the city on R&R.

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It won't do you any good, you're rocking the Intel x1300 integrated graphics chipset. Only thing you can do is buy a new laptop if you really want to game on the go.

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thats why you pay for the best graphics option possible when ordering a laptop. You can upgrade the hdd, ram, drives, battery, most of the time the processor, but the gpu is a nogo.

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