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Can I Upgrade my Gateway with an ATI HD Radeon 5670?

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March 27, 2011 7:33:22 PM

Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum, and I'm at my last resort. I've looked endlessly and I can't get a straight answer to whether or not I can place a graphics card I want to order, the ATI Radeon HD 5670, into my Gateway laptop, The Gateway T-series Model: 1623

Specs for my laptop:
Brand:
Gateway Model T-1623

General Operating System

Windows Vista Home Premium

CPU Type
AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (2.00GHz)

Screen
14.1" WXGA

Memory Size
3GB DDR2

Hard Disk
250GB

Optical Drive
DVD Super Multi

Graphics Card
ATI Radeon X1270

Video Memory
Shared memory

Communication
Modem, LAN and WLAN

Card slot
1 x Express Card

Dimensions
12.95" x 9.75" x 1-1.3"

Weight
5.55 lbs.

CPU

CPU Type
AMD Turion 64 X2

CPU Speed
TL-60(2.00GHz)

CPU L2 Cache
2 x 512KB

Chipset
Chipset
ATI RS690T

Display Screen Size
14.1"

Wide Screen Support
Yes

Display Type
Wide XGA

Resolution
1280 x 800

LCD Features
Ultrabright

Operating Systems

Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium

Graphics
GPU/VPU
ATI Radeon X1270

Video Memory
256MB Hyper Memory

Graphic Type
Integrated Card

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB

HDD RPM
5400rpm

HDD Interface
SATA

Memory

Memory
3GB

Memory Speed
DDR2 667

Memory Spec
1GB x 1 + 2GB x 1

Memory Type
2 x SO-DIMM

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi

Optical Drive Interface
Integrated

Optical Drive Spec
8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW with DVD-RAM featuring LabelFlash Technology

Write max: 8x DVD+/-R, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+RW, 2x DVD-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW disks

Read max: 8x DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4x DVD+/-R DL, 5x DVDRAM, 24x CD-R/RW/ROM disks

Communications

Modem
V.92 56K

LAN
10/100Mbps

WLAN
802.11g Wireless LAN

Ports

Card Slot
1 x Express Card Type 54

USB
3

Video Port
1 x VGA

HDMI
1 x HDMI

Audio Ports
1 x Headphone / SPDIF Audio Out
1 x Microphone

Audio

Audio
High-Definition Audio - 2 Channel

Speaker
Internal Speakers

Input Device
Touchpad
Touchpad with vertical scroll zone

Keyboard
Standard

Supplemental Drive
Card Reader
5-in-1 Memory Card Reader
Secure Digital (SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, XD

Webcam
1.3 Megapixel Webcam

Power
AC Adapter
65-watt AC adapter

Battery
Primary 6 Cell Lithium Ion battery (4400mAH)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions
12.95" x 9.75" x 1-1.3"

Weight
5.55 lbs.

Here is a link to the graphics card:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-rad...

Any help that can be offered, even if it's generally where to find out the answer, is greatly appreciated! Thank you very much! :) 
April 3, 2011 2:34:00 AM

Bump, sorry but I really need an answer and can't find it anywhere
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April 3, 2011 5:48:24 AM

No, you cannot put that graphics card, or any graphics card into your laptop. Laptops generally speaking are not upgradeable, in the case of video, the video card is integrated into the laptop's motherboard, and cannot be removed or replaced. For laptops all you can really do as far as upgrades go is put in extra RAM or swap out the hard drive for a bigger one.

Now if you have a desktop computer you are willing to upgrade, post the specs on that, and you might be able to put the HD 5670 into that machine, provided you don't have a slimline case, an incredibly weak power supply, or a really old motherboard.
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April 4, 2011 3:05:41 AM

Thank you very much for the reply, although thats a little disheartening, atleast I have my answer, and I do have a desktop computer I think is upgradeable, however it's getting late. I'll post the specs on that tomorrow.
Thanks again!
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