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Would like to upgrade graphics card. Do I have to replace the motherboard? What would the cost be?

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Honestly speaking, I recommend you to go for a New Notebook rather than changing the Motherboard since it is not possible to purchase another Motherboard for this Notebook with a better graphic card.

The actul Motherboard of your Notebook will cost you pretty more and I personally recommend you to go for a New Notebook with which you can get latest Graphic Card and hardware components.

You can find the list of parts available for this Notebook from HP Part Store from the link below :

http://h20141.www2.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.asp?mscssid=EJVUXR20AGCT8PMRJKPJXR6FSGX6C2W2

However, if you donot have any issues with the Notebook currently, go ahead working with it.

Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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Does anyone know where to get the schematic for the dv6550us motherboard?


The closest I come to an HP Pavilion dv6550us, on HP Support, or on the internet is;

Pavilion dv6550tx
Next inline is Pavilion dv6560us,
then Pavilion dv6450us

Not available to the public.

Do have a Block Diagram,

Models that use an AMD processor,

http://www.laptops-schematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HP-Pavilion-DV9000-AMD-Notebook-Laptop-Quanta-AT8-Schematic.jpg

1) Socket S1 processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_S1

2) Motherboard chipset is an Nvidia MCP51M
Which is the mobile version of Nvidia GeForce Go 6100, or Go 6150;
and Nvidia nForce 430,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_Go_6_.28Go_6xxx.29_Series

Graphics chipset,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Original-nVIDIA-Geforce-NF-G6150-N-A2-BGA-ic-chip-north-bridge-Chipset-/271010886762?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f1981f46a

Conexant CX20549-12 audio chipset
Realtek RTL8101C Ethernet chipset

Models that use an Intel processor,

http://www.laptops-schematics.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/HP-Pavilion-DV6700-Intel-Notebook-Laptop-Quanta-AT3-Schematic.jpg

Uses the Socket P processor socket,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_P


Both use the Fairchild Semiconductor Industries - FDS6679 - Power MOSFET, and Alpha & Omega Semiconductor LTD - AO4407 - Power MOSFET, in the DC - DC circuit; as far as I know.

Both are Obsolete, but there are cross match examples out there.
(FDS6679AZ for FDS6679, for one)

Indicates HP Pavilion dv9000 series, and AMD; but also matches up to the Pavilion dv6500 series,

http://www.scribd.com/doc/89356925/HP-DV9000

Scroll down. (Zoom In icon { + } at TOP to increase view size,
Zoom Out icon { - } to decrease view size )

Asking for a Schematic, do I assume you are attempting
Board Level Component replacement?

What SMD/SMT IC component are you trying to replace?
(Surface Mount Device/Surface Mount Technology. Integrated Circuit)

Motherboard chipset info, and processor socket info, for processor upgrade.
Same thing for Ram Memory upgrade.
It does use DDR2 Sdram (SO-DIMM), and at 667MegaHertz, to my knowledge.

What usually goes bad on the HP Pavilion dv2000 series, Pavilion dv6000 series, and Pavilion dv9000 series of Notebook PC's?

The cooling for the graphics chipset is inadequate, therefore the graphics chipset overheats, and partially melts the Solder Joints in the BGA surface mount.

Resulting in no graphics.

Power MOSFET's in DC - DC circuit go bad.
Continued in Comment

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Computer dell latitude D610 built in 2006 replacing the viedo card how too's and also what can I do to mabe upgrade this veido card? and dose anything else need to be updated at the same time as the...


Sorry Jimmy, the Dell Latitude D610 Notebook PC uses Integrated Graphics.
There is no graphics card to upgrade.

Your Dell either came with a form of the Intel GMA graphics chipset , or the ATI Radeon Mobility X300 graphics chipset.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/en/ug_en/specs.htm

Either/Or

The way Dell states it, (And also this is for a LOT of laptop manufacturers), is that you have either the option when purchasing, of having an Intel GMA chipset for graphics, or discrete graphics of the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, for graphics.

Discrete being the word that fools people. Makes them think it has a dedicated, removable graphics card, when in reality it is a graphics chipset soldered directly to the motherboard, and is not upgradeable.

Primer:
GPU
Graphics Processing Unit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

Essentially the 'graphics engine'.

A GPU can be installed directly on the motherboard, (Integrated Graphics), OR installed on a removable graphics adapter card. (Graphics Card is shortened for graphics adapter card)

Integrated Graphics borrows from the system resources. The Processor and Ram Memory.
This is why programs, for example games, that use a lot of graphics 'power', do not perform well on a computer with Integrated Graphics.

{Read - programs that use a lot of graphics power. Such as some of the newer games. Integrated graphics, depending on what graphics chipset it is, CAN run some games. Ones that are not very graphics intensive}

A dedicated graphics card has it's own processor, and graphics ram memory. Does not need to borrow from the system resources.

Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

The graphics chipset in your Dell Latitude, is mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ball_grid_array

To explain the BGA surface mount;
Let's use the older Intel Pentium 4 processor that uses a Socket 478 processor socket.
The bottom of the processor has contact pins. (478 of 'em)
The processor socket has matching socket holes for the contact pins. (478 of 'em)

With the BGA surface mount there are no contact pins. In place of them are Solder Balls.
There is no socket, or socket holes on the motherboard.
There are Copper Pads.

The graphics chipset is set into place with the Solder Balls lining up on the motherboard's Copper Pads.
Then heat is applied at a specified temperature, and length of time.

The solder balls melt which solders the graphics chipset to the motherboard. (To the Copper Pads)

Removal and replacement is properly performed with a BGA Rework Machine.
Costly, and not something you'll find a local shop performing.
{The machine is costly, and the operator needs to be S-K-I-L-L-E-D. Cost of having a chipset replaced is Ouch!}

There are two ways you can upgrade your graphics.

1) If you have the motherboard model with a form of Intel GMA chipset attached, you can purchase the motherboard that has the ATI Radeon Mobility X300, and install it.

2) Purchase a laptop with better graphics.

{Not trying to be snide}

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Sell this system on eBay asnd buy a new one from Dell or HP as the price of the processor and the ram plus the installation charges will be higher than you Buy a new one with that configuration or Better

Trust me

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