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Can I upgrade laptop Video card? (GX700)
« on: 19-August-10, 03:21:53 »

I am wondering if I can upgrade my video card on my GX700 laptop.  I am looking to increase my fps in some of the video games that I play.  If I am able to can someone tell me if there is a specific type of card I will need to buy that will fit in my laptop. 


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« Reply #1 on: 19-August-10, 03:36:53 »

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I'm aware; most laptop GPUs are soldered to the board.  So I don't think it would be possible.
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« Reply #2 on: 19-August-10, 04:07:49 »

Even if it is possible, laptop GPUs are very expensive.
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« Reply #3 on: 19-August-10, 04:09:39 »

MSI gaming notebooks will usually have an mxm slot:

Probably MXM 2.1 type II in your case. You might want to try a 9600m GT as an upgrade (can find used cards around $70).


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« Reply #4 on: 19-August-10, 07:24:08 »

I am looking to increase my fps in some of the video games that I play.

The cheapest, and easiest, way to achieve this is to reduce the graphics quality settings.

As already stated, MXM cards are expensive and hard to find. Also you will invalidate any warranty you have. And also bear in mind that your notebooks cooling system is designed to suit the equipment already installed. It may not be able to cope with faster, hotter GPUs.
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