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 Post subject: Inspiron E1505 Video Upgrade - 7800Go?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:46 am 
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I know there are like five million questions on this topic, but I have a specific method and a specific question.

I know that the E1505 can be upgraded from X1300 to X1400, but to me that's not enough. I want more. I know that the E1705 can easily be upgraded with a 7800Go, which is more than enough for a puny 1280x800 screen that is on my E1505. Of course, the massive heatsink doesn't fit in the E1505. Now, the graphics chips can be disassembled, i.e. the card separated from its heatsink. Does anyone know if it is possible to take one of these 7800Gos and strip its heatsink off, then attach the heatsink that was on my X1300, and then stuff it back into my E1505?

I know I would need a 130w AC adapter if this works, and I have a 9-cell battery already.


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No, because of the way dell makes it's laptop motherboards, you have to stick with what they got. The way dell built it, a Go 7800 wouldn't both fit and be very hard to cool. Besides, if you do it yourself, you VOID the warrenty.


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You can upgrade the GPU in that laptop, but apparently the 7800 is out of the question. The form factors are competely different. It's not just the chip, it's all the other stuff around the chip as well, just like you couldn't take the gpu chip off a regular videocard, plop it into a different one, and have it work. And as for cooling, your laptop would just melt. The heat put out by those 7800go's is just intense, and there's no way an e1505 could keep up.

http://www.notebookforums.com/thread206003.html


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