Acer MXM Models and Cards

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  1. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Did you mean 4650? I was not aware that the 5650 was ever made in MXM form.

    If its a 4650 and its not got an acer bios I have a 1GB DDR2 4650 bios hanging around.
     
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    Please read this ,I would like to know if 8940g is 3.0b or 3.0a
     
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    TehSuigi Notebook Virtuoso

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    Welcome to the forums, atpl!
    Please note that posting service manuals is against the forum rules.

    That being said, I've done some research, and the 8940G falls into the same grey area as the 8935G - it looks like there's room for an MXM-B card, but the heatsink is designed to only cover the memory chips of an MXM-A card.
    If anything, the 8940G is more conclusively MXM-A because its parts list only mentions MXM-A cards.
    So I'm designating it MXM-A for now.
     
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    iain.lightbody Notebook Guru

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    It's a 5650 MXM-A card. I verified its BIOS when hooked up to the external monitor. The guy said it came out of a 5740G, so I thought I would take the chance. I was surprised when I saw it on ebay. If anybody wants to take a shot at it, I'd be willing to part with it.
     
  5. TehSuigi

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    That's just odd - the service guide for the 5740 Series only shows one mainboard, and it appears to have an embedded GPU. I'm happy to be proven wrong, though.
    Screencaps if you've got 'em!
     
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    iain.lightbody Notebook Guru

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    Ok. Here's what I received.

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    I will put it back in after a bit to take a GPU-Z screen.
     
  7. TehSuigi

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    That is quite possibly the first MXM card I've seen to come with its own branded heatsink and cooler...EPIC.
    Also unlikely that thing came from an Aspire 5740G, but hey, if the darn thing works, roll with it!
     
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    iain.lightbody Notebook Guru

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    BIOS from the card
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    GPU-Z Screen
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    I was even more surprised by the heatsink. I thought I had received the wrong item when I opened the package. Everything seems to be in order though.

    I thought the Mobility 5650 was only suppose to have 8 ROPs. This one says 16 ROPs.
     
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    Well I would really like this to try in mine :) YGPM
     
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    to Tehsuigi :so there is no type b in Acer laptop??thank you
     
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