I`ve had my Asus M50s laptop for two years or so and so far all I have is praise for it. Yesterday, however, after playing Homefront, I quit the game and put it in stand-by then powered it back up after 30 or so mintues. It seemed to boot just fine but the screen wouldn`t start. I though that closing the lid for a few years may have disconnected some wires or something so i connected my PC monitor to it via an HDMI cable and after that didn`t work I tried the good old DVI and no signal was sent to the monitor that way either. I did some research and asked a specialist and he said that the video card is gone and i need a new one. I browsed the net and i found a 9650m GT refurbished video card at a decent price but I`ve also been told that when it comes to notebooks, anything other that the card it came with will not be supported by the BIOS or something and given the fact that the old card was a 9600M GS I`m quite doubtful the higher performance one will work(even though I`m starting to need it in the latest released games).
To sum up: Can I swap my old 9600M GS for a better video card such as a 9650M GT or maybe even a 9800 if i can find one?
Thanks in advance and sorry for the long post.