Acer Travelmate 5720g - UPGRADING to 8400M GS

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  1. mairhons

    mairhons Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought the "VGA Board MXM.8MGSHmm 256Mb" for my 5720g.

    There:
    http://www.zandparts.com/acer/index.php?cPath=561_567_19270_19311

    The user TehSuigi says it's a GeForce 8400M GS 256MB MXM-I.

    But the card doesn't work, my notebook just "beep" and the display remains black.

    I'm wondering because the card is in the list for my notebook, but it is an MXM1 and my notebook has an MXM2.

    Has anyone an idea to get it work? Maybe with anoder BIOS?

    mairhons
     
  2. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    what was your previous card?

    The MOBILITY RADEON X2500 performs better if that's what you had.

    Unfortunately, I don't know any thing about the BIOS.
     
  3. mairhons

    mairhons Notebook Enthusiast

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    My old card was an Mobility HD2600.

    I bought the 8400M, so it's a change to Nvidia.

    I have just bought the Nvidia, so i try to get it work with your help=)
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    The 2600 also performs better than the 8400M GS, unless your previous card died..
     
  5. ahl395

    ahl395 Ahlball

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    Pop the old card back in, and see if it works... ;)

    Unless it broke of course. :p :(
     
  6. mairhons

    mairhons Notebook Enthusiast

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    No, the Ati 2600 doesn't work again:-/

    Now i search help for the Nvidia 8400M gs. (I have already bought it!)

    Any solution for my problem?

    =)
     
  7. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    You just bought yourself a faulty card. Cheer.
    My friend's laptop used this card and got fried-up.
    Nvidia 8400 - 8600 is always not too recommended by a lot of people due to the overheat/burning problem.
    I hope the cards you bought have fix the problem.
    Get 9-series Nvidia cards, they are more stable and do not burn easily.
     
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    Yes, it is possible you have bought a defective card. Many are. But you already bought it... :eek:

    You are taking a chance if you put it in, but it could be "fixed" version. But thats not why its not working right now.

    Anyway, if your BIOS doesnt support the card... Then, theres nothing you can do about it, unless there is a BIOS update available...
     
  9. mairhons

    mairhons Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you think the card was defective BEFORE i bought it?
    Or when I put the card in my notebook?

    Oh.....bad news for me....
     
  10. DarkSilver

    DarkSilver MSI Afterburner

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    Your card might be or might not be defective before you buy.
    Your card might be or might not be defective after you use it or using it now.
    It is based on your LUCK now.
    If you're lucky, then you would get a nice 8400M GS without the defective issue(before buy and after use or using it). If you're unlucky, you know what would happen.

    -Personal Advices-
    Do some research before buying something.

    I felt regret of buying my laptop darn it. I should not buy this "semi-defective" laptop. I saw this laptop newly release and bought it without thinking. The defectiveness was caused by ACER(a lot of research and confirmed, a lot of fixes and topic on it). Almost every same model of my laptop experienced the same problem. ACER really pissed me off now(got no choice my region is dominated by Acer, have to buy it). =.=
     
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