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would most 15.4 inch notebooks today have a PCI-E slot for installing a 8600M GT and is there any guides out there on how to install a 8600M GT. Because there are some nice notebooks out there that have a good price but the graphics suck
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I think video cards are soldered on.
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I dont think that can be done. I think the graphics are part of the board or soldered onto it.
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im not sure but i know i can replace mine with a different one. i dont think you can just slap a card into a lappy like you would a desktop pc. the layouts are all different and the heatsinks might not fit etc. there might not even be any kind of slot or place to plug one in at all. my lappy has a dedicated card tho and not an onboard one.
    
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post #5 of 16
It isn't something that you will be able to do. U need to buy laptop with card already in it.
post #6 of 16
They are not quite part of the board, but when the machine is built, it is kinda built AROUND the graphics card that was meant to be in it.

For example, my friend has a Dell laptop that came with a 7900gs in it. The other options for that model of PC were the ATI x1400 and integrated graphics.

His 7900gs died, so he had to find a replacement. He couldn't put a x1400 in there because it didn't fit. He bought another 7900gs off from ebay, and it fit in....

Each mobile card is designed differently, even through different companies. So don't expect a random 8600m GT to fit in your laptop.
post #7 of 16
I read somewhere.. That it can be done... but you have to change the gpu for any other similar... because if you have a 8400... and you put a 8600, it will drag a lot of more power... and your laptop is not designed for those kind of power eater...
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I have never seen laptop GPU being sold separately.
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post #9 of 16
MXM. Depends on your laptops. Most will not support it. like 99% of them....

but the only way you could have one that you could upgrade cards is if it supports MXM.
    
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I have never seen laptop GPU being sold separately.
there are seperate gpus pci-e ive seen them
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