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Amilo PA 1538 Upgrading Question - Is the 7400GO MXM?

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Guest Allubz

Hi,

I've got a question regarding the upgradability of the GeForce 7400 Go that's in the Amilo PA 1538.

Since the chipset is a GeForce 6150 I suppose the GeForce 7400 Go is an added card, and I also suppose this is an MXM card hence I never heard of other standards.

I'm looking at Ebaying a 7950 GTX Go and was wondering:

1) Will the 7950 GTX Go fit in this laptop?

2) If it does, then where should it fit??

Regarding question 2). I've openend the case, took the heatsink out (I'm quite familiar with hardware) and re-pasted the CPU. I first got confused due to the WLAN card sticking in there but since it's too small I tried finding the MXM card. I couldn't find it where I would've expected it, near the DVI port on the back (beneath the fan, so it's kind of obvious it's not there).

I think I did found the card but I'm not exactly sure, could it be under the larger laptop backing plate just above the upper RAM stick? If so, how do I get it out, since one of the screws is stuck (I already tried getting the back plate off :) )...

This is what it looks like from the inside:

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Andrew55

I doubt it but i could be wrong.

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zinki

there is no mxm typ ... u have only one cooler and one heatpipe ... and this is for cpu ...

so i think u have an onboard card

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Guest Allubz
there is no mxm typ ... u have only one cooler and one heatpipe ... and this is for cpu ...

so i think u have an onboard card

That makes sense.

Altough the chipset is a NVIDIA 6150 and the Graphics Card is a PCI-E 16x GeForce 7400 Go in Everest.

From the NVIDIA site:

* NVIDIA GeForce 7150M and NVIDIA nForce 630M

* NVIDIA GeForce 7000M and NVIDIA nForce 610M

Only 2 GeForce 7000-series GPU's for Notebook...?

Got 5 hours left till the bidding ends :)

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Guest Allubz

Sorry can't edit my post a guest.

I HAVE noticed some extra (build-on) chip beneath the shiny part just above the RAM, that's why I guess it might be there. It also has that shiny heat spreader thing over it. Just a note.

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Guest Danny

Isn't it the "upside down" version of MXM cards? I'm not sure but I may have seen a picture of an 8600M or 9600M that looked like that in MXM-II format. And it seems to be there's an SLI connector on it, doesn't it?

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johnbob

This card you shows fits in few laptops cause the MXM Type: The screw on the top proves this is a type IV.

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amkos44

Could you give more pictures of this laptop? Opened of course;]

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Guest Allubz
Could you give more pictures of this laptop? Opened of course;]

I'm sorry but I lost track of this topic, just managed to find it again.

Are there still people who want to see more pictures, or maybe know what's going on with this "add-on" card which certainly is there?

If I know what kind of MXM type it is I MIGHT be able to upgrade the laptop :)

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Allubz

I know this much:

it's MXM type 1

it's either soldered or screwed

the best type 1 card currently is the 6600... which isn't that much of an improvement.

So for now, case closed.

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