Acer MXM Models and Cards

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  1. downloads

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    According to service manual there's no MXM in 7552.
     
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    Blah.

    Thanks. :)
     
  3. tarjalan

    tarjalan Notebook Enthusiast

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    New member.

    Aspire 7520G ICY70 graphics card 8400m g.

    The laptop started having graphics corruption problems and, after cleaning the dust from the exhaust fins, it worked normally for a couple of weeks.

    The corruption has now returned and I suspect the graphics card is failing.

    Corruption is even apparent on the bios screen.

    Removing/reseating did not solve the problem.

    The laptop is owned by my father in law(70+), used for surfing, picture storage and letter writing, so cutting edge graphics is not required.

    The cheapest solution seems to be to replace the card with an ati 3650 sourced from the far east.

    Reading through this thread it seems that it may be neccessary to use copper shims but (it's a long thread) I may be confused.

    Perhaps someone can clarify the situation and suggest any problems I may encounter.
     
  4. Arminator

    Arminator Notebook Evangelist

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    When you get the card put the cooling plate on the core and check if it lays evenly on the gpu core (with no free space between core and the plate)... If no space free then no copper shim is required... And if there is a free space then shim is needed to fill the gap...
    Anyway, according to my experience :D , I think it differs from each case... For example, the guy that has same laptop as I do added the same card as I did and he didn`t need to do any mod on the cooling plate but I had to mod the plate to get best and safest cooling...

    Cheers
     
  5. Meaker@Sager

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    IIRC its more to do with moving between the 9600/3650 to 4650 and GT240m and the like cards.

    Usually the 3650 is a straight swap.
     
  6. tarjalan

    tarjalan Notebook Enthusiast

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    Have ordered an hd 3650 from Hong Kong - will post back when I have further news - may be a while, delivery is up to 3 weeks.

    I have another problem but I will start a new thread for it.
     
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    hi guys, i m new here~ pls guide me ^^

    my laptop is 4710G, currently is using the default GC ATi Mobility Radeon HD2300, can i know what is the highest GC that i can upgrade to my laptop?
     
  8. TehSuigi

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    Hello Zodius, and welcome to the forums!
    Only one case of an upgraded 4710G has been identified to date, and that was to a GeForce 8600M GT.
    There are newer and better options on the market now, but that'd be a safe choice because someone's tried it before.
    If you're feeling adventurous, look for an ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4650/4670; they are among the best on the MXM-II form factor.
     
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