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I currently Have a 7900 GS. My brother has a inspiron 1520 and has ordered a new 8800m gtx. Can I put his 8600m gt in my computer? I have the pci express 16x. Im not a risk taker like him. I want to be sure before I open and start putting stuff in and risk blowing up my laptop.



Here are my specs
Inspiron E1705


T2400 1.83ghz 667fsb

2gbs 776

7900gs

60gb hdd 5200 rpm
    
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Core2 DUo T7300 2.0ghz 4Mb L2 catche Dell P.O.S 8600M GT 256mb Pci express 2048 MB 
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as far as i know you are stuck with what you have.
and your laptop has a PCI-e 16x slot?
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as long as yo have a pci -e slot you can put any pci-e card in there.
    
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Originally Posted by ghost View Post
as long as yo have a pci -e slot you can put any pci-e card in there.
but its a laptop, its not that simple.
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Originally Posted by [PWN]Schubie View Post
but its a laptop, its not that simple.
then just go to dell or w/e u got yor laptop and see what upgrades you can get.
    
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Dell Inspiron 1520 cannot be upgraded with a 8800m GTX!!

but Inspiron 1520 can be upgraded with a new GPU!!
Show this link to ur bro! - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...chassisid=8451

it can only be upgraded till 8600m GT!! not with a 8800m GTX

More info - http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=219198

For ur bro -
http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1179839

DELL mostly use proprietary 'DELL' slot for the gpus in notebooks which can be upgraded! so he cant just buy a card frm newhere!!
The gpu has to be dell specific!

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The PCI Express x16"slot" u r talking about is actually the interface type(bandwidth) b/w the gpu and motherboard!!

Anyways, as far as ur notebook goes! its possible to upgrade the gpu!!

more info - http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=105164

http://forum.notebookreview.com/show...ideo+Card+1520

Here's a guide on how to Upgrade the GPU!! - http://www.legitreviews.com/article/349/1/

however u will have to check with dell whether your e1705 will support 8600m GT or not!

BTW u should check out - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/D...en&s=dhs&cs=19 to find out what upgrades are compatible with ur e1705!!

Hope this helps!
    
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