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Is it possible to upgrade laptop GPU? (Alienware M15x)

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August 31, 2013 10:22:14 PM

I would like to upgrade my Alienware M15x GPU. I'm currently using AMD's HD 5850m and I would like to upgrade it to AMD's HD 7970m. Will my Alienware have enough power to power up the card?
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August 31, 2013 11:44:18 PM

you would have to call Dell and enquire about the upgrade options and how much they are. Dell would be the only place that would sell the upgrade since they are unique to your laptop model.
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September 1, 2013 2:38:24 AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Promotion-Alienware-AMD-HD-DELL...

Typically only an option for Alienware, but yes it's possible.
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September 1, 2013 3:51:34 AM

@Emerald
Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I guess so

@attk mast3r
Awesome! Just what I was looking for, but as Emerald said, I'm going to contact Dell before I stuff my Alienware up :p 
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September 1, 2013 8:59:14 AM

great price.

Dell might charge you around $700 for this
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September 1, 2013 4:36:34 PM

Emerald said:
great price.

Dell might charge you around $700 for this


I wouldn't put it past them, labor is always expensive even if it's simple to do.
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September 2, 2013 12:44:02 AM

@Emerald
Maybe more, but Dell won't upgrade it for me... (of course :p ) But Dell said it is possible installing AMD's HD 7000m series card, but will overheat. So I was thinking about upgrading it to a 6000 series card. I'm also going to upgrade my display to a LED (95% Gamut) Thanks for the tip

@attak mast3r
True and thanks for the link!
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