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    I recently upgraded to the Windows 7 operating system 32 bit, I realized my video graphics are good, but would like to make them better. Given this is a laptop, I don't know much I can do.
    I realized I have a PCMCIA slot available type 1 or 2. Is the slot a goos way to add some graphics support/power to my system?
    And do you recommend any cards in particular? I am also looking at adding a tv tuner to get digital tv for the dvr in Win 7. Any recommendations?

    Toshiba Satellite A135-S4427 Upgraded Specs:

    * Processor: Intel Core Duo T2250 (1.73 GHz/2MB L2 Cache)
    *** OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition
    *** Hard Drive: 500 GB SATA @ 5400RPM Western Digital Scorpio Blue
    * Screen: 15.4" WXGA TruBrite Widescreen (1280 x 800)
    * Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, Up To 224 MB Shared
    *** RAM: 3 GB DDR2 SDRAM @533 MHz (1x2048MB & 1x1024)
    * Optical Drive: DVD SuperMulti Drive (CD/DVD burner)
    * Battery: 6-cell lithium ion
    * Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/b/g
    * Weight: 6 lbs.
    * Dimensions: 1.47" (H) x 14.2 " (W) x 10.5" (D)
    * Ports/Slots: 1 IEEE 1394 (FireWire);

    4 Universal Serial Bus (USB 2.0); VGA monitor out port;
    S-video out; RJ-45 Ethernet LAN; RJ-11 modem; Type I/II PC Card Slot;
    headphone/speaker jack; microphone;
    5-in-1 bridge media adapter supports Secure Digital, Multi Media Card,
    Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD Picture Card; Secure Digital slot supports SDIO

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    PCMCIA slots are slow in terms of graphics performance. You are stuck with the on-board card.

    cheers, Paul

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