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I cant find out where to buy the 8800m gts or gts i have a inspiron 1520 with a 8600mgt and i want to upgrade it cause this card sucks. It lags on every thing!!!
    
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I'm pretty sure you can't buy or upgrade laptop graphic cards?
    
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You won't be able to do an 8800M by a long shot, the cooling is non-upgradable, and it would draw just too much power.

You can look on ebay for older cards (7950GTX for example) that people salvaged out of old laptops, and one of those would be an upgrade, but I am not 100% sure it would work.
    
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ya at least you have a 8600 in your laptop mine only has a intel gma915
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In general, you can't change notebook graphics cards. The actual construction is specific to each company (ie no reference design,) and you probably won't have space/heat dissipation/power for a newer card.
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Originally Posted by lillysdaddy21 View Post
I cant find out where to buy the 8800m gts or gts i have a inspiron 1520 with a 8600mgt and i want to upgrade it cause this card sucks. It lags on every thing!!!
You have the best card that was available on the 1520.
post #7 of 10
Trust me, the card that you have will own almost everybody else's anyway. If you HAVE to upgrade, gateway makes a notebook with the 8800GTS that you can usually pick up for about $1300. That's about as low as you're gonna get for an 8800m card.
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sry bud. it aint happening.
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post #9 of 10
I own an Asus C90 Laptop. It's upgradeable.
Mobile gpu's are made on an MXM platform, some are upgradeable some aren't.

I built my laptop from scratch using my own components, I could upgrade to an 8800M if I liked however nobody is selling them yet.

For most laptops however, they're not upgradeable.
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Well technically, the only way to upgrade the graphics card on a notebook is to buy a new motherboard with that graphics card and then swap all the parts. It's actually more of a hassle than it's worth.
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