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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
Not true, some models of laptops allow small upgrades, they may have a few choices, say 2 or 3 graphics cards that will fit in that model.

Your best bet is to contact where you bought it from, or online, and just ask them directly, they will know if its possible and what cards will fit.
yup,yup my Dell XPS Gen 1 came with a radeon 9700, but i can upgrade (if you call it THAT much of an upgrade) to a 9800 for like 200 bux more, LMAO
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post #12 of 17
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as of yet there is no capability for express card ports to run a gpu...
Silly boy... see that hunk of copper in the top right on my rig. Pull a couple screws and out comes the gpu. Mine is fully upgradable which I (and a few others around here) have done.. not all are capable, but several are.
    
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even so inless you wanna completly tear apart your laptop, you proboly won't be changing the gpu
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even so inless you wanna completly tear apart your laptop, you proboly won't be changing the gpu
WRONG

the new Asus C90s and its other counter parts that will be released later are fully upgradeable laptops, even the GPU! thnx to the MXM 2 format

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsid=3616

mine is already preordered
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Thread Starter 
Ok guys...I did some research and the one I want to get is upgradeable!

Thank you all
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K guys, i've looked into it, and unless you buy your notebook with a dedicated card from the get-go it will almost never have an empty MXM slot.

My series of notebook HP DV6000t has the option of getting a Geforce 7400, but if you order the Intel Graphic card when you buy it you get the motherboard that doesnt even have a PCIe slot.. which happened to me. So if i want a 7400 i have to spend $400 on a new motherboard.. Which is why im waiting for the Xg station so i can have a desktop grade 7900gt..
    
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yeah you need to do the research before you buy a laptop is you plan on upgrading it, the e1705 is working out killer for me.
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