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Upgrading Laptop GPU (is possible please help)

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May 17, 2013 8:31:59 PM

I own a sager np8130 (I think) or a clevo p151hm1 laptop, when ordered we had it custom built with an upgraded i7 2670qm 2.2-3.1ghz as well as 8gb of ram and a gtx 560m gpu, wonderful laptop, very capable, but im power hungry, I can get my hands on a 580m for a decent price, and those things rip, if I purchase the gtx 580m installation wont be a problem but will I need a new heatsink/fan and will the 180w psu cover it (currently using 120w adapter)

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May 17, 2013 8:44:38 PM

ohh and if there are any other options I may have of upgrading let me know, ive heard the 600 series 660m 670m 680m are not compatible and a 7970m im not sure about either
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May 17, 2013 9:01:43 PM

ryankirsch13 said:
I own a sager np8130 (I think) or a clevo p151hm1 laptop, when ordered we had it custom built with an upgraded i7 2670qm 2.2-3.1ghz as well as 8gb of ram and a gtx 560m gpu, wonderful laptop, very capable, but im power hungry, I can get my hands on a 580m for a decent price, and those things rip, if I purchase the gtx 580m installation wont be a problem but will I need a new heatsink/fan and will the 180w psu cover it (currently using 120w adapter)


Sounds like a really bad idea to me, FWIW. Expensive and risky.

How much cash do you expect to lay down on this project?
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May 17, 2013 9:04:02 PM

ryankirsch13 said:
ohh and if there are any other options I may have of upgrading let me know, ive heard the 600 series 660m 670m 680m are not compatible and a 7970m im not sure about either


Looks like your particular model maxes out with a 560m, as you describe in your first post. By upping the power supply and replacing the heatsink/fan you may be able to upgrade to a 580m, because the model just above yours uses a 180w power supply and it maxes out with a 580m.

But based on my scant research, I can't be 100% sure that your BIOS would accept the card even if you do all of the above.
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