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Windows 7: burnt out laptop GPU


08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 
burnt out laptop GPU

Hey,

so, do you think it would be possible to disable the GPU in a laptop and just use integrated graphics across the CPU? like intel graphics media?

Thanks,
Eamon


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08 Jul 2010   #2

Vista Business x64
 
 

This happend to me on a dell laptop and replacing the mainboard was the only fix.
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08 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

why? i'm just curious but why wouldn't it work to just disable the GPU? and use integrated graphics?
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08 Jul 2010   #4

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

What is the manufacturer? You seem to think you have integrated graphics and a graphics card in your laptop. Most laptops only have integrated graphics with no add on MMX cards, DELL would be one of the few laptop builders that allow the MMX card to be replaced/upgraded. I upgraded my ATi 9700M 128 Mb GPU to an ATi 9800M 256 Mb GPU but that was the highest it could be upgraded to. The M17x Alienware I have came with nVidia two 280M GTX cards running in SLi and an integrated nVidia 9400 for use while running on battery, I have upgraded the GPU's to two ATi 4870's running in CrossFireX and the integrated 9400 is still utilized when on battery. There are provisions in the BIOS to enable/disable both the Hybrid Graphics and the integrated graphics so I would look to your BIOS, or at least fill out your specs in more detail.
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08 Jul 2010   #5

 
 

If it's one one the intel i7 6xx chips that have an integrated GPU, then yes you could disable the 'onboard' GPU and use the CPU's integrated GPU.
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08 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
If it's one one the intel i7 6xx chips that have an integrated GPU
i3's and most i5's as well,

Intel® Core™ i3 Processor - Specifications

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor - Specifications

That is the desktop versions, here are the laptop versions,

Intel® Core™ i3 Mobile Processor - Specifications

Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor - Specifications

Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor - Specifications
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08 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

HP tx2000 Tablet PC specs:
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core processor TL-66 2.3GHz
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 RAM (review unit had 2GB)
  • Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 graphics
  • Hard drive options of 120GB, 160GB or 250GB
  • 12.1" WXGA touchscreen display with built in digitizer (1280x800 resolution)
  • LightScribe Super Multi or Super Multi 8X DVD+/-R/RW
  • Windows Vista Home, Business or Ultimate OS
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 802.11a/b/g/n with Bluetooth
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • 3 x USB ports
  • 2 x headphone out and one microphone-in
  • VGA-15 pin
  • TV-Out S-video
  • RJ-11 and RJ-45
  • Notebook Expansion port 3
  • 2 x Consumer IR
  • Battery: 4-cell or 6-cell Lithium-Ion
  • Weight: 4.3 pounds with weightsaver and 4-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 8.82"(L) x 12.05"(W) x 1.23"(H)
So, i'm guessing that this computer cannot run graphics any other way than through the GPU which is burnt out?
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08 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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So, i'm guessing that this computer cannot run graphics any other way than through the GPU which is burnt out?
Correct. The GPU is soldered to the motherboard with the only fix being a new motherboard.
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08 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

ok. So, if i got a new motherboard, would i also need to buy a new CPU and new GPU? or do you think this board is out there with CPU and GPU combo?
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08 Jul 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are there boards available? Yes there is,

HP TX2000 MOTHERBOARD 463649-001 FAST POST on eBay (end time 30-Jun-10 12:20:42 BST)

463649-001 - HP Pavilion tx2000 Series Laptop Motherboard (System Board) - Laptop System Boards for Pavilion tx2600 Series

and unless you really pay attention to what you are doing, really should be done in a shop.

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would i also need to buy a new CPU and new GPU?
You could use the same CPU that is in it now. The GPU is a non-issue as it is soldered/integrated/built into the motherboard, there is nothing to add or replace.
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