I've still got my i9300 with 7800gtx mod. Really nice laptop that has played most current games at very high settings (of course not crysis), although I just upgraded to a 1710, so I will be selling my i9300.
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12/31/07 at 12:14am
For those have vista installed on a M170 with a Go 6800 Ultra/ 7800 gtx, where did you get your vid driver? Which version is it? did you get the m1004 error?
A "refurbished" 7800GTX costs 770 bucks from Dell Spare parts. The CPU and GPU fans are 50 and 55 bucks, respectively. My 7800GTX just started to overheat recently - 80-100C+ under load, never under 50C at idle/low load.
Since it's off-warranty, I have no qualms of going in and replacing the TIM with thermal paste, but if it's the GPU itself that's doing it, I'll buy a warrantied 1710 with a 7950GTX off of the Outlet before I put down 3k for a fully-equipped 1730.