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NP9280/D900F: Graphics Card Upgrade Options

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by brutal, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. DGDXGDG

    DGDXGDG Notebook Deity

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    that black tape comes with sli bridge
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    its not necessary....no need remove
    thanks speedy
     
  2. SFVogt

    SFVogt Notebook Consultant

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    "Release" D900F CPU heatsink:

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    you need "480M" D900F CPU heatsink:

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    because of the big 480M card heatsink:

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    I got the heatsinks from clevo germany. I have installed heat spreader on the memory chips on the back. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Sylver123

    Sylver123 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Mate.

    Do you mean the black tape is not needed and so I can just take it off the around the the main GPU chip or are you saying no need remove, meaning leave it on?

    Thanks.

    I looked at the first page of this thread and notced member brutal posted a link to xoticpc that supposedly sells the complete
    GTX 480M Upgrade kit for D900F which includes a GTX 480M GPU.

    I have contacted xoticpc hoping they would be able to sell me Upgrade kit but without the GPU and so, i`m just waiting on response from them.

    I do hope its not going to be too difficult to find a place that sells preferably both the special CPU cooler heatsink and GTX 480M GPU heatsink+fan.

    Sylver123.
     
  4. theriko

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    Have you tried contacting kobalt?
     
  5. Sylver123

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    Yes but I have had no response from them yet.

    The reason why i`m asking for help here aswell is just for backup, just in case kobalt can`t help.
     
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    Thats a heat spreader? :confused: Doesn't look very effective to me.
     
  7. SFVogt

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    It is also clear to me that these little aluminum heatsinks do not cool the memory chips down to 0 degrees. But the heat spreader to take a little heat from the chips, therefore it is certainly better than without.
     
  8. niffcreature

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    How is it doing that?
    It appears to me that the metal is not making contact with the chips.
    I think a simple sheet of copper from your local hardware or craft store would work much better.
    Do the newer nvidia cards have temp sensors on the vRAM?
     
  9. Sylver123

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    Thanks a lot guys for responding to my help inquiry about trying to find a place to buy the special CPU cooler heatsink and
    the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M GPU heatsink for my Kobalt Comanche 17 laptop and recently bought GTX 480M GPU.

    I gave Eurocom Corporation - Number 1 in Desktop Replacement Notebook Technology, that deal with clevo D900F laptop hardware
    upgrades etc a contact yesterday to see if they sell a kit with the componants I needed.

    I have just received word back from Eurocom today that they have a complete NVIDIA GTX 480M GPU upgrade kit for D900F for 112.50 GBP + shipping.

    The kit includes the same special CPU cooler heatsink and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M GPU heatsink from the screenshots posted above.

    They sent me a screenshot of the complete upgrade kit they have, showing me what is included, see the url below.

    http://oi55.tinypic.com/doqanl.jpg

    I take it this kit is definitely the one I require?

    Thanks for responding.
     
  10. SFVogt

    SFVogt Notebook Consultant

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    The heatspreaders were glued with thermal pads.
    Copper is better for active cooling. Aluminum is sufficient on the back, there is no active cooling.


    Yes exactly what you need =)
     
  11. coppatop

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    So has anyone successfully done this, or upgraded to any other cards? I have heard that the 560m was compatible.
     
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    Any guides on how to do this? I have never done something like that before, just pop in/pop out and update drivers. One of those links was in German.

    Additionally, after doing some research, I have read that there are TWO versions of the NP9280 that were released, one is compatible with the 480m, and one is not? Don't know if that is true, or how I would even tell which version I have....
     
  14. coppatop

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    Also, what are the chances that a future mobile graphics card will be compatible with the d900f
     
  15. coppatop

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    Also, what about external GPU's?
     

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