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Can this laptops GPU be replaced?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 19, 2013 6:06:28 PM

I have a kind of off-brand laptop because its a DIY. So it's a bit tricky trying to find support for it.
It's a OCZ DIY part number: OCZDIY17A2-BM88XTX2 (Crossfire edition with blu-ray)

Here is the site for it:

I want to know if I can replace the outdated ATI Radeon HD3870 dual cards in it with something a bit better. I know that you cannot use dual Nvidia on a crossfire because of the motherboard design. I just want to know if I can indeed use a better card, and what would be the best card I could put in it.

Thanks in advance :wahoo: 

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February 21, 2013 4:01:59 PM

Sooooo... I guess no one knows? That kind of sucks...
February 21, 2013 4:29:20 PM

its an incredibly weak laptop with an incredibly weak cpu.....
nowadays changing the gpu isnt everything...
your cpu should be top notch in order to coordinatively perform with the high end gpu's and prevent bottleneck.......
better cpus are also necessary for every cpu intensive game(nowadays almost every game) out there.....

so even if replacement of your gpu is possible, you will be wasting your time and money regardless....(get a better laptop altogether)

a centrino 2 for gaming.....awwww..never.....!!!!!
March 1, 2013 11:25:34 AM

Uhm, I have a Core 2 Extreme Quad Core that clocks just above the i3. It says it's Centrino capable (for whatever reason, idk).