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bosox21
10-31-2011, 12:37 PM
I have G50VT series
2.53 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 Gb Ram
Nvidia 9800m GS 512mb

I think it is out of date to play Battlefield 3 smoothly and was wondering if it is possible to replace the video card or anything else. Thanks

grungeboy2
11-01-2011, 06:27 AM
you might be able to get a GTX260m to work in it. you'd have to find one. i'm not 100% if anyone ever transplanted one into a G50. my G51 is pretty similar, i'm going to put a E8335 cpu in it tho (stock is a 2.0Ghz) and see how it handles it, i'll let you know how it goes.

you might want to look into upgrading to a newer lappy. i've seen some G53/74's for pretty cheap ($1000-1200).

i think i saw some refurb'd G71's for $550, might be a good idea, since you could swap some of your parts into it.

bosox21
11-02-2011, 04:13 PM
Thanks for that. So it is possible to replace a video card on this machine? Its not built into the motherboard or anything?

Brian@ASUS
11-02-2011, 04:19 PM
Theoretically its possible, but not sure if anyone has tried it. you would need both the mxm module and heatsink assembly as the heatsink layout may be different for the 9800 and 260.

but honestly, a 260m wont be much better for BF3 than a 9800. you're better off upgrading to a newer notebook than spending a few hundred on this experiment.

JRd1st
11-02-2011, 04:47 PM
Theoretically its possible, but not sure if anyone has tried it. you would need both the mxm module and heatsink assembly as the heatsink layout may be different for the 9800 and 260.

but honestly, a 260m wont be much better for BF3 than a 9800. you're better off upgrading to a newer notebook than spending a few hundred on this experiment.
I agree. Notebooks have come a loooonnnng way since that G50 was new. 2+ years in computer time is a long time. :shrug:

susan33967
12-09-2014, 02:10 AM
Theoretically its possible, but not sure if anyone has tried it. you would need both the mxm module and heatsink assembly as the heatsink layout may be different for the 9800 and 260.

but honestly, a 260m wont be much better for BF3 than a 9800. you're better off upgrading to a newer notebook than spending a few hundred on this experiment.

After spending over $1200.00 on mine, and only used it for ITT TECH online (2011) before it stopped working and was put back in its box, I would like to try all I can to get the video card working again. I just opened it up 2 days ago. I got everything working except for the 9800.
I updated the card at Driver Max but I got these errors...
C:\Users\susanking\AppData\Local\Temp\DMIEC8F.tmp. log.xml
C:\Windows\inf\oem22.inf



So I don't know what to do now.

Haven't even broken the laptop in or played any games on it yet. It's like brand new. Cept for the exclamation next to the card.