I have been searching the net for hours and haven't found any solid info on this. Hopefully someone can help? I am trying to find out if I can swap my ATI mobility radeon HD 5870 graphics card (which is on its way out) with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 460m. I have no warranty left whatsoever on my notebook and I am inside the case once a month to clean the dual fans. I have tinkered with all my old computers and notebooks in the past, replacing various things like ram, hard drives, and desktop graphics cards, so the difficulty of the job is not the issue, the issue is if it's even possible as far as physical fit? I tried looking at closeups of pics of the Nvidia card, but it's very hard to tell. Can someone help?
My graphics card is pretty fried, I cant play any games anymore because it overheats like crazy now. The paste is good, and the fans and heatsink are all in proper order. I may be biased here on my choice of Nvidia, because last time I owned a Radeon graphics card, it went dud on me as well, although for my desktop. The 460m comes in the new Asus G7xxx models now, so I thought it might fit in my G73, because it's the same case. I just dont know if it's the same motherboard and what not...
I could be totally wrong about this so I think I should say that when I am gaming, within 10 minutes or less, vertical lines will come on the screen, the color depending on whatever was happening in the game right before it. Then it will crash the computer and all you can do is reset.