this was probably already covered, but does this card fit in the m170?
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5/7/06 at 5:00pm
Originally Posted by JaxChris
Here are the hurdles to make a 7900GTX/GS fit into a 9300/Gen2/m170:
1) Slightly bending the left heatpipe
2) Chopping off the connector for the hinge cover (power button & led's) and wiring them directly - under the video card
3) Possibly cutting off a keyboard post
4) Hacking an m1710 BIOS to install onto a 9300/Gen2/m170 without freaking out the differences of:
a) ExpressCard vs PCMCIA
b) SmartCard slot vs None
c) MiniCard vs MiniPCI
d) SATA vs IDE (unless you have a 9300S)
e) Centrino Duo vs Centrino (wireless cards and chipsets)
f) Yonah vs Dothan
Those are alot of obstacles that are not worth the effort. It would be better to sell your 9300, buy a 9400, and plug in a 7900GTX. Or just sit on your ass for another year and then get a Merom laptop with a G80 video card.