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hi everyone.

i have a G73SW, bought a week ago or something.

im loving it, but i feel like the i7 2630QM and GTX 460M arent the best match, it needs a bit more gpu power.

so im thinking about getting a second 460M, but is this possible? i've seen some laptops with built in SLI 460M, but never really saw them seperate.

i mean, i cant find the GTX 460M card alone, only in laptops. can i buy that card seperate? (if yes, where?)

my second question is 3rd party cooler, the ones you put under the laptop, dont know their names, lol.

the gpu reaches 73c in heavy gaming, in a quite hot room. is that okay, or should i consider a cooler, if yes, which one? because the laptop is ridiculously big to fit most coolers i see around.
post #2 of 6
Adding a second GPU is not possible on a laptop. But, you can overclock the GPU and the CPU as long as you find some cooling mods to improve the cooling ability of your system. Also, think about a SSD for performance improvement.
Generally, laptops are what what you buy and not much else beyond that.
Here is a laptop cooler I bought for the wife that performs well at 30.00. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834997818
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same issue here with what prospectively buying-- think it's an inevitable side effect of processors: technology is refreshing so dang fast it's outpacing GPU development.

Would you have spent $300 more for the 560m for perhaps 10-15% improvement?
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300$ for 10%.. nah.. i'd only go for a SLI.
post #5 of 6
all G5/73's have non-upgradeable GPU.

sorry but you are stuck with it.

With laptops, GPU and CPU are like husband and wife. They stay together until one dies. However, you can get a divorce, but it is very costly and painful.
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
With laptops, GPU and CPU are like husband and wife. They stay together until one dies. However, you can get a divorce, but it is very costly and painful.
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