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Alienware m5500i-R3 with ATI radeon HD 4570

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pizzathehut893

Hello,

I was looking to upgrade my Alienware m5500i-R3 laptop with an ATI HD 4570.

I currently have an ATI x1400 and I'm pretty sure I have an MXM II slot. The ATI HD 4570 card is a MXM II VGA card but I'm not sure if it will fit.

Does anyone know if this will work?

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quipster

Should work, but it could be necessary to grind the heatsink

at some spot to make room for a bigger coil. Also a copper shim in

combination with thermal paste is advised as a replacement for the

thermal pad. Other than that a pretty straightforward swap.

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pizzathehut893

Alright I think I got all that.

Will I have to do anything once I get the card in and I turn on the computer?

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