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    sandiegoborn32 New Member

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    Hey guys, I decided to downgrade my GPU in my ASUS G50 VT-X5 because I wanted to get more battery life out of it. I downgraded from an Nvidia 9800m GS to an Nvidia 9300m GS. The difference in power consumption between the two is big. The 9800m GS gulps down a whopping 60 wats of power while the 9300m GS sips down a mere 13 watts. I assumed the power consumption difference would provide a huge improvement on battery life for my notebook, so I purchased a 9300m GS from Ebay that was pulled out of an ASUS X83VB-X2 and just recieved it today. I pulled the 9800m GS out of the MXM slot on the motherboard and popped in the 9300m GS. When I powered on the notebook, the LCD screen powered on, but the BIOS did not post. I have no idea why it didn't post. I assumed the 9300m GS is compatible with this motherboard, because it is an MXM GPU and it does physically fit into the MXM slot on the motherboard. The only thing I can assume is that the GPU is dead, but I'm truly not sure about this. If anyone can help me with this, I would REALLY appreciate it.
     

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    Send a mail to asus and ask them to add 9300M GS support in their bios.
    I guess your mobo doesn't recognize the 9300M GS.
     
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    what mudkip said, plus like you think it might be dead... or just somehow incompatible, even though the slot is the same
     
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    Yeah that could also be the main culprit. Thanks for your input.

    I don't see how it would be physically incompatible with the slot on my motherboard. They are both have an MXM interface, and they both fit into the motherboard's slot perfectly. Should I post a picture of the 9300m GS placed in the motherboard slot?

    Thanks for your guys' help. I REALLY appreicate it. I just hit the "Thanks" button on both of your guys' posts.
     
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    The point isn't that the 9300M GS isn't physically incompatible with the slot on your motherboard ,but that other components can be. E.g. your bios and etc
     
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    Can I change the bios from the ASUS G50VT-X5 bios to the ASUS X83VB-X2 bios so that I have a bios that supports the 9300m GS?

    And if that doesn't work, could you suggest any other graphics cards that are energy efficient, AND compatible with my notebook?

    Thanks in advance...
     

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