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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by zxspectrum, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Does anyonw know if you can get pcmia graphics cards for laptops and where from??

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Have a look http://www.maplin.co.uk/searchtemplate.asp?criteria=PCMCIA GRAPHIC CARD

    http://www.nextag.com/pcmcia-graphic-card/search-html

    http://computers.pricegrabber.co.uk...cmcia+graphics+cards/rd=1/mode=g_uk_e_s/skd=1
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Sorry, GBL... I don't see any on those links... couple of TV tuners... but no video cards.
     
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Thats really weird, I was looking at them errr don't know what to say.

    Maybe I did the wrong links, thats really freaky :blink
     
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    whats the make and model number of your laptop?

    also: what size? slot I , II or III
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    sorry zxspectrum can't find them now :blink
     
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    PCMCIA card are not normaly anywhere near fast enough for graphics - so I'd be surprised to see such - unless the speed was *heavily* qualified.

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  8. wagnerk
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    I couldn't find any PCMCIA GC's, but have you thought about USB graphic cards/adapters, like this one? Unless you're talking about sort of TV tuner card via the PCMCIA slot.

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    GBL the links take me to a page that shows PCMCIA - PCI riser cards which is what i assume to you were referring to ?

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  10. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I dont know what slot it is to be honest, and i cant see the info about it either. The card is needed so i can run command and conquer 3, it has a recommended rating of 4.1 and a minimum of 3.3, where my com only goes to 3.1. The model of the com is an acer 5633 WMLI, and all it has is some crappy media accelerator. Is there a wa for me to know if i can upgrade this or should i flog the lappy and get a new one with a card in it ???

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  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Generaly laptops are not good at games as too many corners have been cut to keep the battery life reasonable. Things like shared video memory also don't help.

    If you spend fairly serious money then some of them are passable at some games.

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