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Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

Hello everybody,

I got a question regards to videcard replacement. I have a laptop XPS m1710 with GeForce 7950 GTX. The time has come to change this to something else. I suppose the next model m1730 is equipped by GeForce 8800 that has the same slot, socket and plug. So, probably there is a possibility to change it. Is this true or not? If it is, how can i purchase GeForce 8800 to put into my laptop.

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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

being having probs with graphic card in my m1710 which is also a nvidia 7950 gtx,you can get it seem a card to replace,was onto dell about it ,was waste of a call,get lines going throught the screen,seems a common problem after playing games with it at 18 month mark according to few companys that repair dells,seems theres a problem with soulder on chip and it gets hot  and get messed up,also the fans dont kick in in time,told if fans kick in sooner,would sort out some m1710s,bios up grade in m1710 would sort but dont see dell doing that

best of luck in hunt for g-card

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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

Unless I'm very much mistaken, the XPS M1730 is the only Dell laptop with replaceable graphics cards?

All other models have a graphics chip - which is soldered onto the motherboard, so the only way to upgrade the graphics card, is to replace it with a motherboard which has a better graphics card on it - if such a thing exists

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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dgkpcon
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

The XPS M1710 has a seperate video card from the motherboard and is replaceable.

 

EDIT:When i first posted this responce i should have worded it correctly.When i said it is replaceable and seperate from the MOBO,i meant,it can be replaced by the same card 7950GTX,NOT an 8800 which is in the 1730.You could also go down to the Go 7900GS 256mb instead of the 512mb 7950GTX.

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

g-card in xps m1710 can be replaced as said but you cant get from dell as i have asked here in europe

ill keep a eye on ebay to see if i can pick up one as spare incase i change ,

 

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dgkpcon
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

If the system is under warranty you can get it from dell,but if it is expired,you are on your own.

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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husky0894
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

The 7950 is the best you can get for the M1710.  The 8700/8800 series from the M1730 will not fit the M1710.

 

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jholljr
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

My nVidia Geforce Go 7950 burned up in the middle of March, exactly a year and a half after I purchased the XPS M1710.  I have been using it in VGA mode for a few weeks, but I had bought the extended full warranty, which expires in September 2011.  Unfortunately, I'm in Tajikistan and Dell has no service here, but they have agreed to send me a new graphics card.  I complained that that one would just burn up, too, but Dell insists that they have solved the problem and the replacement won't burn up.

I'm going to have to replace the video card myself.  I've reviewed the service manual, and it appears that I'm going to have remove the display, the keyboard, and the palm rests to get at the video card.  Can anybody confirm this, and they talk about mylar flaps.  Without seeing the hardware I'm not sure what that means.  Will it be obvious, and is the replacement something that non-specialists that can read can do?  Just curious.  I'll have the new video card in about a week.

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ejn63
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

It is not true - the 7950GTX is in fact the best card you can get for that system.  To upgrade you need a new system - the 8700 and 8800 cards that fit the M1730 do not fit the M1710.

 

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LHF92Silver
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Re: Dell XPS m1710 videocard replacement to advanced one

I also own a Dell XPS M1710.  My nVidia GeForce 7950 also failed and was replaced one month ago (March 2009). 

While running AutoCAD last night, the video card failed again and Dell is sending out a technician to replace the video card/adapter again.  

jholljr posted:  "I complained that that one would just burn up, too, but Dell insists that they have solved the problem and the replacement won't burn up." 

What have they [DELL] done, or can I do, to ensure video card #3 doesn't fail?

 

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