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January 28, 2012 7:18:13 PM

I have an LG S1 pro with an ATI mobility Raedon X1600
The ATI chipset is broken and My question is:
I'm thinking about buying a new chipset but maybe I could buy a X1900 chipset.
Anyone knows if this is possible? And if it fits in the board, will the board accept this chipset?

Thank you.

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a b D Laptop
January 28, 2012 7:40:33 PM

The first thing to check, is this a soldered in chipset, many of the older laptops used a solder-on-to the MB vs a card slot as in a desktop.

You can check this by opening the laptop up, Just google "disassemble (your make/model) laptop.

1) if Soldered in, not cheap and unless you have had practice solder chipsets on multilayer circuit MB - Probably not a good Idea.

2) If that model did not offer boot GPUs as a choice, moving up to the 1900 may not work, also the voltage supply circuits/heat dissipation may not allow, even if the 1900 were to work, it could be very short lived.
January 28, 2012 8:32:24 PM

Thank you for your quick answer.
All this soldering will be done by a profissonal. I just know how to dissamble it.
I've been trying to compare both chipsets too see if they match for this board but I don't have enough knolegde to analyse the possibility for this upgrade. I think I'll keep studing these chipsets until I'm sure it fits. Do you know where I can buy any of these chipsets online?

Once again thank you for your answer.

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January 28, 2012 9:35:36 PM

Money would be best spent on a new laptop.
January 28, 2012 10:10:12 PM

I'm portuguese and in Portugal we have reasonable prices for new laptops but now I'm in Argentina and here a laptop costs 3 or4 times more than in US. These guys are crazy!
I Believe the company where i just started working for is going to give a laptop but until then I just have my iphone to surf... I thought about buying a netbook but they ask for more than US$600 for a netbook! I'm not going pay price just to surf for 2 to or 3 months.
I like my LG and I know it's old but... I always asked myself if it would be possible to upgrade a video chipset. I think this is my chance to give it a shot.