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Acer MXM Models and Cards

Discussion in 'Acer' started by TehSuigi, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. triturbo

    triturbo Upgrading 16:10 machines

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    It should work just fine.
     
  2. Azaza

    Azaza Newbie

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    Hello, I've got aspire 5720G, however it might be GZ, two stickers gives different information, but my motherboard is ICL50, and my notebook originally came with 8400m GS. Recently I've gotten my hands on quaddro FX770 512 Mb DDR3 (It's not clear if it's in working condition), which as few sites tells is a little changed 9600m GT, and should be compatible with my laptop, if I have last version of BIOS - 1.45, and I have it, but modded, with SLIC 2.1 (I'll try flashing original acer bios today). Also, I have problems with display, so I can use laptop only with external VGA/DVI display, or VNC with virtual video card.
    So, if I install FX770 into notebook, there is nothing on external displays (forums says VGA should not work), it boots to windows, I get picture from virtual video card, and there is no FX770 or any new devices in device manager. Also, videocard doesent get hot, and notebook works nearly two hours with its battery, so I assume videocard is not even powered.
    1) Should I try flashing FX770 with another VBIOS, and how do I do that?
    2) On pictures of motherboards, the ones with video card ports and without seem quite similar, so I wonder if there might be locked integrated intel video on every motherboard, even 5720G/GZ ones?
     
  3. signex

    signex Notebook Guru

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    I'm dissapointed that the Acer Aspire 8930G can only go up to a 9650M GS.

    So 9800M GTX or GT is really a no go? :(
     
  4. triturbo

    triturbo Upgrading 16:10 machines

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    Physically it would fit (most 8 series have the room inside, not very sure about this particular one though), but the cooling system is inadequate to cool it.
     
  5. signex

    signex Notebook Guru

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    I've read the Quadro FX 3700M is the best one for my laptop, but i can't find it anywhere online.

    I saw some, but they don't mention if it works in Acer 8930G.
     
  6. triturbo

    triturbo Upgrading 16:10 machines

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    And they wont since no one has tried it as far as I know. As I said, you have to rework the cooling BIG time in order to cool this thing. At the very least you'll have to change the fan. Also you'll need at least 150W adapter.
     
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    Simmie Newbie

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    KENKI Newbie

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    I'm total newbie and i have a qestion. Can I upgrade my graphic card in Acer 5530? In device manager i see two and i don't know why? Radeon HD 3200 and Radeon HD 3400
     
  9. downloads

    downloads Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Thanks for info. Added to first post.

    No you can't. These are integrated chips. You'd need an MXM slot with a dedicated card.
     

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