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I have a nvidia 8600m gs card and 512 mb, I need to know if i can upgrade my nvidia card even though i'ts a hp laptop ?

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This a built in card it cannot be upgraded, els u could use a PCMCI card.

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Laptops have built-in video chips on the motherboard and a new video card cannot be installed on the laptop.

May 23, 2013 | Acer PC Laptops

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Change graphics card vostro 1710


Some laptops do have a graphics card that is mounted to the motherboard, with it's gold plated contact pins.
The pins slide into an expansion slot on a circuit board, that mounts to the motherboard.

Removable, therefore deemed may be upgradable.

Most however are like Chris stated, and are mounted to the motherboard with a BGA surface mount.

http://www.ersa.com/art-ir-pl-650-346-1472.html

Scroll down, click on the Red ->
Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video. (5 minutes)

Shows you the IR 650 BGA Rework Station at work, but more importantly shows you the BGA surface mount; Solder Balls, and Copper Pads.

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


IF, your Dell uses Integrated Graphics, the motherboard chipset is an Intel GM965 chipset,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_mobile_chipsets

Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_GMA#GMA_X3100

Means the G.P.U. is integrated in the Intel GM965 motherboard chipset.

Nope. No upgrading of that baby.

IF, your motherboard chipset is an Intel PM965 chipset, it uses Discreet Graphics through a PCI Express bus,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_intel_chipsets#Core_2_mobile_chipsets

Means the laptop comes with an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics chipset,

http://www.dell.com/us/en/bpi/notebooks/vostronb_1710/pd.aspx?refid=vostronb_1710&s=bpi

Here we can see the Dell Vostro 1700 series of Notebook PC's, uses a separate graphics (Video) card, (IF your laptop came with this option)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-DY445-VOSTRO-1700-INSPIRON-1720-nVidia-GeForce-8600M-GT-Video-Card-256Mb-/120955693339?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item1c2985691b

The green circuit board of the Nvidia GeForce 8600M, you can barely see.
The aluminum metal plate on top of it, is attached to the copper Cooling Tube, then to the finned rectangular Heatsink.

[Heat is drawn from the graphics chipset {GPU} on the graphics card, to the large aluminum metal plate. The plate absorbs the heat, then transfers the heat to the copper Cooling Tube.

The Cooling Tube is a slightly flattened copper pipe, sealed on both ends, and filled with Nitrogen gas.
The Cooling Tube absorbs the heat from the plate, then transfers the heat up to the finned rectangular Heatsink.

The finned Heatsink absorbs the heat, then radiates it away with it's thin fins. Air flow from the Fan Assembly, helps carry away heat from the fins of the finned Heatsink ]

This is what the Nvidia GeForce 8600M looks like, not attached to the cooling assembly,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-NVIDIA-GeForce-8600M-GT-8600mgt-512-MB-512M-DDR2-MXM-II-Graphic-Card-f-F8SV-/330701665242?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item4cff5af3da

You can see plainly that this is a graphics/video card.
Four mounting holes, and gold plated contact pins on the bottom.

The actual term is graphics ADAPTER card. The Brownish/Red square you see in the middle/bottom, is the graphics chipset.

[ The actual G.P.U. or Graphics Processing Unit, is the black chipset in the middle of that brownish/red square, has Nvidia in white on it, and white characters on the bottom -
***-***-XX.
X's used because I can't read it.
The brownish/red square around the GPU is a small circuit board.

ALL GPU's have to have a small circuit board, in order to mount to the motherboard, or a graphics adapter card. Also for electrically connecting the GPU to a motherboard, or graphics adapter card.

GPU,

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

In conclusion;
1) Depends on what Intel motherboard chipset you have, right off the bat.
Intel GM965 = No
Intel PM965 = Maybe

2) Intel PM965? Then your laptop should have the above Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT, with graphics adapter card, and cooling assembly.

2A) Does that mean you can change the GeForce 8600M GT?
Maybe. You need a BGA Rework machine, and better Nvidia GeForce graphics chipset. You're talking Ka-Ching here. $$$$$$$$$$

Probably have to stay within the same Fabrication Technology in nm.
(nm = NanoMeter. 1 Billionth of a Meter)
The 8600M GT is 80nm fab technology.
So is the 8700M GT.
When you get to the 8800M GTS, it changes to 65nm.

That's the architectural size. Doesn't state all the technological features that changed with it. (80nm to 65nm)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Nvidia_graphics_processing_units#GeForce_8M_.288xxxM.29_series

Means your BIOS program probably won't handle it, and doubt there is a BIOS upgrade for it.

3) Better graphics adapter card, and graphics chipset?
Again, that IMHO would only be an Nvidia GeForce 8700M GT, and NOT worth the trouble, believe me.

So that's it? No chance of upgrading your graphics? No, not so.
More information in an added Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 15, 2012 | Dell Vostro 1710 Laptop

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Nvidia 8600gt 512 MB chipset is not working in my DV9700t HP pavallion laptop. Same model is not sold here so HP autorised service centre could not repair it, also this laptop was not having world wide...


The Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT chipset isn't the problem. It's the cooling system.

The cooling system is inadequate. It cannot cool the Processor, AND the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT chipset properly.

HP knows this.

When the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT chipset overheats, it comes loose from it's motherboard mounting.

The method of mounting the 8600M GT is connected in a BGA mount.
Ball Grid Array.

To explain:
A) Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C. Integrated Circuit.

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

B) GPU = Graphics Processing Unit

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

The GPU is mounted on a small circuit board, and then the circuit board has a method of mounting to the motherboard.

With a Processor, the chipset is also mounted on a small circuit board. On the bottom of the circuit board are pins. These pins go down into socket holes in the processor socket.
(Or you have Processors with the socket holes, and the processor socket has the pins)

Instead of pins for mounting, there are round solder balls on the bottom of the small circuit board.
On the motherboard area that the circuit board is to be mounted to, there are a matching number of copper pads.
(We are talking REAL SMALL here. Copper pads about the size of a straight pin head, solder balls about twice the size of this period >. )

The circuit board with it's solder balls, is set into position on the motherboard with it's copper pads.
Heat is used to melt the solder balls, and they solder to the copper pads.

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

The cooling system in the HP Pavilion dv9700t Notebook PC (Laptop) consists of a Fan/Heatsink Assembly.

The fan draws air up from the bottom, and pushes air through the fins of the Heatsink.
The Heatsink is attached to a long copper tube.
The copper tube has two flat copper plates on it.

One copper plate sits on top of the Processor's case.
The other copper plate sits on top the GPU chip.

Heat is drawn from the Processor, and from the GPU chip to the copper plates. The heat is then transferred to the copper tube, and then to the Heatsink.

It's a POOR design.

NOT having worldwide warranty? Oh?

Watch the entire video. Also states a method to fix the problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnkQNmKauEc

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My Acer Aspire 5520G will not play a Blu Ray disk. It keeps telling me that I need a critical update to the Acer Archade DVD playing software. When I click on the update button it comes back with a message...


from these derived specs You do not have a blue ray drive installed in this you have a DVD drive so of course a blue ray would not play in this unit. Specs are below from acer

CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58, 1900 MHz [(9.5 x 200), L1 cache 64 KB/core, L2 cache 512 KB/core - dual-core, 64 bit support]
Motherboard Chipset: nVidia nForce 7000M-610M (southbridge), AMD Hammer DDR 2 IMC (northbridge)
BIOS Type: Phoenix
RAM: 2048 MB [667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)]
Video adapter: nVidia GeForce 8600M GS, 512 MB GDDR2 [128 bit, core clock 600 MHz, shader clock 1200 MHz, memory clock 700 MHz - support for DirectX 10]
Monitor: Acer CrystalBrite 15.4" LCD (LG Philips), WXGA [8 ms/220-nit, currently running at 1280x800@60Hz] - HDTV capable
Audio: Realtek ALC268 @ nVidia MCP67/68 - High Definition Audio controller; Dolby Sound; audio jacks (on the front side): headphones, microphone, S/PDIF
Networking: nVidia MCP67/68; (wireless) Atheros AR5007EG - 802.11 b/g
Storage: Hitachi - 160 GB [8 MB cache, SATA, 5400 RPM]
Optical drive: Mats hita - 2 MB cache, DVD +/- R/RW/RAM/ROM, dual layer support, CD R/RW/ROM
Card reader: Ricoh - 5-in-1: SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD
Webcam: Acer Crystal Eye (Bison) - 0.3 Mpixels
Connectivity:
4 x USB 2.0,
Broadcom Bluetooth adapter,
CXT Fax/Modem - 56K, V.92,
DVI,
ExpressCard,
IEEE 1394 (FireWire),
VGA,
RJ-11 (modem),
RJ-45 (Ethernet),
CIR (Consumer Infrared),
S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL)
Battery: Lithium Ion, 6 cells; (initially) discharge time ~3 hours

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Nvidia 8600m graphics card repairable


Graphics cards on laptops are part of the motherboard and cannot be replaced and near impossible to repair.
The graphic card uses shared RAM, it uses part of the RAM module/s and if the RAM is faulty, it could affect the graphics card. I suggest you re-seat the RAM module/s to see if it fixes the problem, if not take the RAM to your friendly computer store or repair center and get them to test the RAM for you.
If the RAM is OK then you have a motherboard problem and a replacement motherboard may not be a cost effective solution.
But you could remove the hard disk and put it into a USB hard disk adapter case and use it as an USB external hard drive.

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Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page for the sound card:

http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/help-needed-to-find-device-drivers-for-win-xp?replies=8

for the video card: http://www.opendrivers.com/freedownload/284952/nvidia-geforce-8700m-gt-8600m-gt-8400m-gs-8400m-g-forceware-driver-176.37-windows-xp-x32-download.html

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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

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