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I have an older Dell laptop and the display to an external monitor is bad. It has lines and flickers and doesn't look good on a monitor. Is it possible to replace the graphics chip? If so, how and with what? I'm running Windows XP.

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Have you performed troubleshooting steps like trying a different monitor etc? –  Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 19:47
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Check cables, check that there are no bent pins in the connector, ... I had a monitor that would work right only if the (supposedly symmetric!) cord was in a particular orientation. –  vonbrand Feb 2 '13 at 20:07
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On most laptops the graphics chips are soldered onto the motherboard and you can not replace it. There are a few exceptions (e.g. laptops with MXM, or gaming laptops with graphical card(s) in miniPCIe slots. However without knowing the exact model we can not give you a definite answer on its replaceability. –  Hennes Feb 2 '13 at 23:35
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Is integrated in the mobo. You will need to replace the mobo. Alternatively you can try a USB to VGA adapter and use that instead. It may take a bit more resources but you will be able to work on this older system.

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