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Upgrading my Notebook's Graphic Card

hey guys, I want to upgrade my notebook's Graphic card but the problem is i do not know allot about notebook upgrading, i want the best Nvidia or Ati Radeon Graphic card available and that can fit well in my Notebook, i have a pretty good Graphic card right now but still now with the new DX11 my card can only support DX10 and newer games comes with amazing graphic and i really love playing games with performance and graphics so i'm looking for the best Graphic card available for my Notebook.

I have a Gateway P-78

Mainboard : Gateway IMV
Chipset : Intel PM45
Processor : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2000MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Hard Disk : Western Digital WD5000BEVT-22ZAT0 (500GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7585H
Monitor Type : LGPhilipsLCD - 17 inches
Network Card : Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Yukon 88E8071 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Network Card : Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7600 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00 (upgraded but my card does not support it)
Windows Performance Index : 5.5 on 7.9

name: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P7350
Code name: penryn
Package: Socket P (478)
Technology: 45 nm
Core VID: 1.138 V

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz
Familiy: 6 Model: 7 Stepping: 6
Ext. Family: 6 Ext. Model: 17 Revision M0
Instructions: MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3S, 4.1), EM64T

Manufacturer: Gateway
Model: IMV
Chipset: Intel PM45 Rev. 07
Southbridge: Intel 82801M (ICH9-M) Rev. 03

Brand: Phoenix Technologies LTD
Version: 9C.23.00
Date: 10/01/2009

Graphic Interface:
Version: PCI-Express
Link Width: x16 Max. Supported: x16


Type: DDR3 Channels #: Dual
Size: 4096 MBytes DC Mode: Symmetric

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Code Name: G94m Revision: A1
Technology: 65 nm

Core: 600 MHz
Shaders: 1500 MHz
Memory: 799 MHz

Size: 1024 MBytes
Bus Width: 256 bits

Battery #1 : 12.41 V
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    I'm sorry to say but you can't upgrade the graphics cards in laptops.I think the only thing you can upgrade is the RAM but you already have plenty.

    Only specially made custom laptops can you upgrade things.
  2. aww :( :( , well thank you very much for responding so quick and thank you for you're help :) :) .
  3. Your Welcome.

    Just curious how much did your laptop cost? A 9800GT is/was a serious GPU even if it's a laptop version.
  4. You won't imagine:D
    Only $700 i don't think they make these laptops annymore they have a very powerfull desktop for $900.
  5. You bought this recently or is the past?

    I would suggest to build your own desktop.Never buy from a PC company.You can save a whole lot of money if you do it yourself.If your really into games you should start learning how to build.You gotta love something about ocmputers to fully start to understand and get things.A game is the perfect way to and many of us have to know computers so well.
  6. I'm saving up to build my own Beast gaming desktop, i wanted to do that but i had a Desktop for 4 years and i got bored of it, because i can't go annywhere with it. so i bought this Notebook.

    Next--> Build my own Desktop
  7. I'm starting to learn how to make 3D models now, with some open source programs that can do amazing work in details, and soon i'll be learning how to paint textures and concepts.
  8. If you use laptops alot then I would suggest saving up a lot of money for a gaming laptop.Those types of laptop are about 2k but they are really powerfull.Desktops are always nice because you can always upgrade things if they start to age start running slow.
  9. Yeah i think that Desktop can live much longer then laptops, because they got bigger fans and cooling system, and my laptop is way to hot. Idle temperature is around 70C-77C

    Max while gaming 81C i allready contacted NVIDIA i did everything they told me to and still no difference.
  10. Thats another thing with laptops,they are prone to overheating.Although they are meant for your lap hence "laptop" when it's on your lap your also blocking/clogging the air vents that help cool it.
  11. Best answer selected by chrismnsr.
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