I have an m5750 that came stock with:
xt1800 graphics card
2 x 512 ram.
I upgraded to 2 x 1 gb ram.
Replaced the xt1800 card, due to a ram parity error / no start.
I purchased the card from ztronics. Within 4 months, I had the overheating problem ( that might have also
been linked to the first graphics card failing as well ).
I have read thread after thread over the last few months, and have not found my solution.
I would LOVE to keep this machine. I no longer game, so even if there was a weaker video card that I could downgrade to, in order to keep my overheating problem from returning, I would be more than ok with that. I do use the machine for video editing, however, so downgrading the cpu is not an option ( upgrading is, tho ).
So I am hoping that someone out there knows the "magic" formula, and has had long term success using it. I would like:
upgrade to 4 gb ram
keep T5500 ( or upgrade to a better ) gpu
ANY video card that lets me use the DVI for a secondary monitor
Not to overheat anymore :(
I know I may have to flash my bios, etc and I do have a USB floppy drive, if needed.
Any help would be appreciated.