MXM 2.1 II : ATI 4670 1GB DDR3 card found!

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  1. Daniel Hahn

    Daniel Hahn Notebook Evangelist

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    I just typed in the code on the memory of that card from the asian site into google and got this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Qimonda-GDDR3-V...temQQimsxZ20091208?IMSfp=TL091208192008r20295

    If we can trust that seller than it really is a version with DDR3 memory. I didnt even know that you can buy DDR3 VRAM just like that on ebay... one could just upgrade a HD 4650 DDR2 with that memory, although the chance to mess up the card is pretty high I think. Could be how they did it though... since so far only MSI laptops have the HD 4670 MXM 2.1 II and those cards are green, like EchoShade said.
     
  2. Lum-X

    Lum-X Notebook Evangelist

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    GDDR2 has different PGA and its will cost you another 1/2 a card to solder them if you thing it will work.

    go online and check pin configuration if they are the same they will work.
     
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    sean473 Notebook Prophet

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    i would stay away from this... could be taiwanese scam... for now i would just wait...
     
  4. $immond$

    $immond$ Notebook Consultant

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    yea that's what I was thinking, it needs to be translated. I thought it was a little early for these cards to come out on the used market anyways kinda looks like a 3870.
     
  5. dtwn

    dtwn C'thulhu fhtagn

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    The seller's feedback is positive, incidentally. Mix of cheap and pricier items.

    Oldest feedback is from 2007 April, most recent was from 2009 November.

    My guess is that the seller is attempting to be honest, but may not be entirely informed.
     
  6. Ayle

    Ayle Trailblazer

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    There is also the problem of the memory controller... This is a dead end.

    BTW: It's the guy from which I got my hd3650, I would definitely trust him.
     
  7. erig007

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    I already knew this seller as I ordered a 9600M GS GDDR3 from there
    good luck to change DDR2 memory as soldering step is a FBGA process really hard to do by hand
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array
     
  8. Daniel Hahn

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    Dudes, my argument was mainly that the memory you can see on the card in the picture of that side is in fact DDR3 memory. If one assumes that the picture of that card is in fact a picture of the same kind of card he is selling and not just a factory picture, then it really is a HD4650/70 version with DDR3, which would be great news.
     
  9. spaghetticheese

    spaghetticheese Notebook Smasher

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    damn the obscurity of mxm cards!!!! we need someone in a taiwanese factory to walk out with a bagfull and sling them on ebay.... :S
     
  10. reignofdragons

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    well they updated their page...looks like it's DDR2 :(
     
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