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by oblig / May 5, 2006 12:43 AM PDT

Hi i was just woundering if its possible to change a laptop graphics as i have been told by many people you can and carnt its a
hp pavilion zd8480ea
with a ATI mobility radeon x600 PCI graphics card

Many Thanks

PS if cannot be changed can i do anything else to boost my gaming up.

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Yes ...
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / May 6, 2006 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Laptop graphics card

Yes, you could change it for a X700 or X800 because your X600 as the AXIOM technology :

AXIOM? (Advanced eXpress I/O Module) is a new design concept, enabling Notebook designers and users to reap the benefit of PCI Express, and achieve faster time-to-market with cutting edge, innovative solutions. ATI is an industry leader in PCI Express and is first-to-market with true native high-performance mobile graphics products. ATI is now building on that leadership by introducing AXIOM? - a family of modular graphics and multimedia solutions for the Notebook PC using PCI Express interconnect.

AXIOM? is a flexible approach to PCI Express modules and provides the most reliable and fastest time to market with cutting edge, innovatove solutions:
Proven, robust connector
Standard form factors
Can be customized for optimal fit with industrial design
Standard interconnect for graphics and other peripheral designs
Takes full advantage of PCI Express interface - AXIOM? is a full family of modules
Full support for ATI FlexFit? technology


But be carefull before buy a new graphics card. You MUST be certain that the cooling system of the future card is correct to handle a more powerful card. Don<t forget that a X800 is more powerful and who says more [pwerful says that generates more heat than the X600. So your cooling system must be compatible with the X800 ( I say X800 because if you really want to improve performances, you should consider that the X800 is a better choice than the X700 ).

So going to a computer store is can be good to be certain of what you want to do...

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Thanks Ghost26
by oblig / May 6, 2006 8:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes ...

Can i ask just one more question, do you know any good web sites that mabe give me help or actually do the work for me. I have been in a few shops near where i live and they are not that helpfull (to be quite hounest it was them that told me it cannot be changed). And is it just a case of unpluging and repluging the new graphics card in (like pc graphics cards). Im a keen gamer and want the best i can get for my laptop.

Many Thanks

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Well ...
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / May 6, 2006 8:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks Ghost26

Well... I am not sure of what I said about the graphics card upgrade. I simply told you what the ATI Website told me. AXIOM technology is like the MXM nVIDIA technology. These techs are the same and I THINK that you can upgrade it. I am not very certain ...

The best is to inform you in a store. Ask them what is the AXIOM technology and how ( if it is well what I think about this technology ) to exchange the graphics controller. On the ATi website, they say that the AXIOM tech support the FlexFit technology: FlexFit?
ATI's FlexFit? technology brings together the Mobility? family of pin-compatible mobile graphics processors and the most competitive IGP products in the industry for AMD and Intel, with one common driver for all solutions

Pin-to-pin compatible means that you can exchange a graphics card for another card. I only did a simply deduction. Maybe what I say is false ... But if I well understand the meaning of the words, this tell me that it is possible to upgrade an ATi Mbility Radeon X600.

Ask to the Notebook Forums about your question. I am also active a little bit on this forum and I will see if they agree with me. Ask to them about the AXIOM tech and see what they say about this. Tips : use the same nickname if you decide to subscribe to this forum. My nickname on all my forums ( about 6 ! ) is Ghost26.

Also, make a call to your technicial service of your computer manufacturer. Maybe a tech can anwser you. Ask the same question that you asked on the Notebook forums.

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