what is my Motherboard on my Inspiron 9300?

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what is my Motherboard on my Inspiron 9300?

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I am looking to upgrde my video card on my Inspiron 9300.  The 9300 was sent to me after the Dell that I bought over four years ago, a 8000 series, crashed twice.  Dell sent me the 9300 under my warranty.  Thus, I am unsure if this was a brand new 9300, or a refurbished laptop, that was mostly 9300 parts.  Anyway, this Dell has a ATI MOBILITY RADEON x300 video card which I am looking to upgrade, but I am not sure if my motherboard would allow for that since I cannot figure out what motherboard I have.  Thats the background - so here is my question.

 

How do I figure out what my motherboard is?  I google motherboard and inspiron 9300 and I get Dell product no. Y4694.  How do i verify that I have this one in my computer as opposed to another one?  IS it possible to even have another type of motherboard?  How do i verify that the Y4694 is the kind that I can upgrade my video card on?  Can i check this in the device manager?  I know that under most circumstances the 9300's video card is upgradeable - but i just want to make sure before i invest a bunch in a NVIDIA 6800.

THANKS

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  • To my knowledge,your system shipped with the ATI video then it can't be upgraded to the Nvidia Go 6800.(Not completly sure).

    But if it is,you would need to purchase the MOBO that has Nvidia graphics,you can't use the same MOBO you have now.

     EDIT:I did find a couple of threads i marked in favorites folder on this,a few 9300 owners upgraded to the Go 6800 Ultra in this model,turning it into an XPS GEN 2 Laptop.Of course they had to do a chasis MOD,not sure you want to go that far though?...

     

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