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nvidia geforce go 7300 upgrade query

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by JamesFairless, May 22, 2013.

  1. JamesFairless New Member

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    Hello,

    I own a LENOVO 3000 N200 laptop. While it is a great workhorse, it fails to run any decent games produced within the last 8 or so years. The CPU is a dual core 1.5 Ghz, although I am awaiting delivery of a compatible 2.2 Ghz dual core CPU which should run all applications faster.

    The problem is that the graphics card is a low spec PCI Express 1.0 x16: nVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (Lenovo) (according to AIDA64 utility) which I have overclocked to 395MHz core clock and 674MHz memory clock (any more than this and I start getting display artifacts and system crashes. I have read many forums/threads on the subject of upgrading but they are all vague answers, so I hope someone here can help.

    I am looking to upgrde to either a better graphics card or maybe upgrade the GPU on the card (having looked around, I can buy a nVIDIA GF-Go7400-B-N-A3 Geforce chipset for around £10. The only problem is that I may just ruin my system if I swap this with my current GPU.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Preferably, I would build myself a gaming PC but lack the funds right now, which is why I'm looking for a temporary upgrade to my current system.

    Thanks.

    P.S. Here is a copy of my current graphics card specs (most of which makes little or no sense to me lol)

    [ PCI Express 1.0 x16: nVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (Lenovo) ]

    Graphics Processor Properties:
    Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (Lenovo)
    BIOS Version 5.72.22.54.18
    GPU Code Name G72M
    PCI Device 10DE-01D7 / 17AA-3839 (Rev A3)
    Process Technology 90 nm
    Bus Type PCI Express 1.0 x16 @ 1.0 x16
    Memory Size 256 MB (TurboCache: 1 GB)
    GPU Clock 396 MHz (original: 350 MHz, overclock: 13%)
    RAMDAC Clock 400 MHz
    Pixel Pipelines 4
    TMU Per Pipeline 1
    Vertex Shaders 3 (v3.0)
    Pixel Shaders 4 (v3.0)
    DirectX Hardware Support DirectX v9.0c
    Pixel Fillrate 1584 MPixel/s
    Texel Fillrate [ TRIAL VERSION ]

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type DDR2
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 337 MHz (DDR) (original: 300 MHz, overclock: 12%)
    Effective Clock 675 MHz
    Bandwidth [ TRIAL VERSION ]

    Utilization:
    GPU 1%
    Memory Controller 12%
    Video Engine 0%

    nVIDIA ForceWare Clocks:
    Standard 2D GPU: 100 MHz, Memory: 270 MHz
    Low-Power 3D GPU: 200 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz
    Performance 3D GPU: 395 MHz, Memory: 674 MHz
     
  2. ne6togadno

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    dont do it.
    better w8 for gaming pc.
    with chip replace things you can mess are much more then those you will fix.
     
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  3. TheLaughingMan

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    Yeah I say save up and switch to a custom PC. The GPU on most laptops are not module and cannot just pop out. If it is just a swap, then go for it. But if you have to break out the solder iron, just leave it alone.
     
  4. jangcuteo New Member

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    My graphic card had broken

    Hello guys, i'm using this lenovo 3000 N200 too but my graphic card was broken, i can't find another 1 in my country. Wonder if there's another kind can be used instead. thanks for your helps:D
     
  5. Aquinus

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    Pretty sure you can't upgrade the graphics on that laptop, it's soldered to the motherboard isn't it?
     
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  6. jangcuteo New Member

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    i think not, it's seperated, i brought my lenovo to the private service (not lenovo company) they show me the card. I found this manual on internet http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3552_02.pdf
    I'm not good at computer stuff, i hope this manual helps. thank u for ur time :toast:
     
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  7. Aquinus

    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    Perfect, the manual is really what you want, Lenovo's manuals can sometimes be rather technical and lengthy, but they tend to be through (thanks IBM). I looked through the replaceable FRU section and it doesn't appear that the GPU is replaceable, only the CPU. Sorry. This is very common with laptops. The Radeon HD 3650 on my Dell Studio 1735 is built into the motherboard as well, despite it being a 17" laptop. Not all laptops use MXMs.
     
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    :banghead: thanks, i'm finished
     

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