Packard Bell LX86

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  1. Dr V@in

    Dr V@in Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    is it possible to upgrade the ATI 5850M graphic card with GDDR3 VRAM to another one like a 5850M with 1GB GDDR5 or I will geht problems with the temperature?
     
  2. ElKid

    ElKid Notebook Evangelist

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    Short answer: no. Sorry!

    Long answer: While it may be physically possible to replace your GDDR3 GPU with the GDDR5 version, there are a number of things going against you:

    * Good luck finding one to buy (I'm pretty sure these are only sold in bulk as OE to notebook manufacturers).
    * You will need to do extensive surgery on the laptop and have good soldering skills. Laptop video cards are not meant to be upgraded/replaced.
    * You will have to edit BIOS to accept the new data rate.
    * It will void the warranty of your laptop.
     
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