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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:17 pm 

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Hi all; hopefully this is the correct forum for this post. I did a bit of searching but I didn't turn up anything...

My girlfriend has a G530 that I just had to pull apart after it took a little bit of a swim. Aside from needing a keyboard nothing was damaged, but I noticed something interesting while I had it apart: Next to the northbridge there are what appear to be solder pads for a discrete GPU and vram. Thing is, I can't seem to find a single system that has a board with the same layout as the G530's that has a discrete GPU on it. Does anyone know if any other systems got this board with a GPU on it? If I can find a board with one I'd be tempted to throw it in the G530 just to say that I did.

Also, has anyone tried throwing something like a T9300 or T8300 in one of these things? The T4200 + Intel IGP + painfully slow hard drive conspire to give me an eye twitch whenever I get stuck using the darn thing and I'd kinda like to liven it up a bit. Yeah, ultimately for what I spend upgrading it (if it's doable) I'd be better off just getting her an i3/i5 system, but she's already got an i3 Fujitsu and that's not nearly as much fun anyhow. :mrgreen:


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