View Full Version : K73S gt540m replacement - upgrade

04-15-2013, 07:53 PM
I have a 'K series' K73sv - TY036 laptop.... i3-2310m
The situation is my GT540m 1gb is starting to give up its showing artifacts when playing games and heating is not a problem ..... and warranty is off .

If So I want at to replace my 'gt540m' and if so... upgrading to a higher perfomance graphics card....if possible

many thanks in advance ...:cool:

04-16-2013, 01:38 AM
I'm not sure what you might be able to use for an upgrade but it might be worth repasting it. Even if the GPU core isn't overheating, some of the other components could be.

04-16-2013, 04:55 AM
I think it could be the ram as I have been using a little overclocking on games...
where and how can I find out what type of gpus fit my ASUS K73sv motherboard
Motherboard ID 63-0100-000001-00101111-120310-Chipset$0AAAA000_BIOS DATE: 07/01/11 13:57:03 VER: 04.06.03

info from Wikipedia on 'Mobile PCI Express Modules'

Highest performing cards available
MXM 2.1 type II: Nvidia GeForce 9600m GT ddr3, ATI Radeon 4670 512MB ddr3 / 1GB DDR2
MXM 2.1 type III/HE: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280m, ATI Radeon 4870

Currently (Q4 2011):
MXM 3.0 type A: Nvidia Quadro 2000m, AMD Radeon 6770m GDDR5
MXM 3.0 type B: Nvidia GeForce GTX 680m, AMD Radeon 7970m

many thanks in advance...:cool:

04-17-2013, 10:26 AM
:confused:What I want to find out is do any of the newer GPU's have compatiblity with my 'K73sv i3' motherboard ...
in regards to 'Mobile PCI Express Modules'

that is does any one know or direct me in finding out , before I go ahead and buy an upgraded GPU...

many thanks in advance ... any help would be much appreciated. :confused: