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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:55 pm 

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I'm a little disappointed by the performance of the Nvidia 1000M, it works but frame rates are a little low. Is it possible to upgrade to the 2000M, is it worth it?


PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Dunno 'bout upgrades, but if you really get stuck, there's always the ViDock solution. Black box, housing an external video card of your choice, which plugs into the laptop via the ExpressCard slot.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:49 am 

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Maybe the newer NVidia drivers will offer a performance increase?

Then there's always overclocking. :wink:

W520: i7-2720QM, Q2000M at 1080/688/1376, 21GB RAM, 500GB + 750GB HDD, FHD screen & MB168B+
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:04 pm 

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Out of curiosity, what applications are resulting in this subpar performance? Also, gaming or CAD programs? I may be getting a w520 for 3d CAD programs such as Rhino, 3DS Max, etc and want to know it can run these smoothly..

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:51 pm 
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you can't. It is soldered in to the motherboard, and not replaceable.

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