? about upgrading video card and memory

ReZiK

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Mar 4, 2013
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Waynesboro Pa
I have the Alienware M17xR3 and its freaking awesome. But its lacking graphics. i am running the 560m and the laptop was giving to me my question is can i buy the video card and do this myself an easy process or have dell do it or is it not possible at all. question to is how do i no if i can run 2 cards or can i get the highest card possible if anyone can help out that would be great.


thanks everyone
 

MattyB

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Mar 19, 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
Hey mate! Yeah you can update your card pretty easily. If you have the money, the GTX 680M is the way to go. You could go for a 675M but that's only a rebadged 580. You'll see a difference but the 680 is far superior. Head to YouTube for some vids on how to do it. You'll also need some thermal paste. You can also go for an AMD card but I'm an Nvidia guy! Good luck and let us know how you go!
 

MattyB

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Mar 19, 2012
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I thought the buggiest card you can fit in a m17x was a gtx675 and the gtx680 only fitts in the bigger m18x ?

No you can put the 680M in there. Dell actually gives you the option to put a 680M into the M17x R4 when you buy it. You can even put a 680M into an M15x. The M18x just has the extra room for 2 of the beauties, like you have! :D