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Postby spinner2010 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:49 pm

Hi Im after a bit of help. I have a fujitsu siemens amilo m1437g. i am upgrading the ram to 2gb. Can the graphics card stay the same. (ati radeon x700) or do i need to upgrade this as well.....

I need to replace the the graphics card anyway as its faulty... :D
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby hikaru » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:52 am

Your graphics card is faulty so you need to change it, but you want to know if it can stay? :? I'm not sure if I understand you correctly.
If your concern is only in connection with the RAM upgrade, this doesn't affect the graphics card.

I'm not a graphics expert, but I know that you can insert an NVIDIA GT 8600M and surely some other models. But you can as well insert another x700. The main task will be to find a replacement card.
I'd suggest to PM An-Dr.Zej. He's not very active in the English forums, but has substantiated knowledge about graphics cards and is our M-series specialist in the German forums.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby spinner2010 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:25 am

Hi

sorry for the confusion..... i think the graphics card is faulty. can the nVidia GeForce 8600M GT....go in as a straight swap as i am finding it impossible to find a ati radeon x700 anywhere......

i have uploaded some photo's of my screen which is leading me to believe the graphcis card is on its way out. suggestions are welcome on the cause.....?
also if the nVidia GeForce 8600M GT can go in as a straight replacement does the memory need to match that of the ram on my computer or does that not matter.... I'm pretty new to this sort of thing so any suggestions are welcome.......
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby hikaru » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:14 am

Yes, that looks like a broken graphics card.
According to this post of An-Dr.Zej in the german forum, the 8600M shouldn't cause any problems:
https://www.amilo-forum.de/topic,29957,-8600M-GT-256MB-DDR2-RAM-Test-Erfahrungsbericht.html

I could try to translate the important parts, but since it exceeds my knowledge I can't give you any useful tips. I just asked him via PM to join this thread.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby spinner2010 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:43 am

Thats been a great help.... Just used google translator and had a read.....

Thanks very much for your help .... :D
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby An-Dr.Zej » Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:38 pm

Well, I'm here now.
When I have understood the last posting correctly, you answered your question yourself?
What I can say, is the following:
The Laptop has got no problem with 2 GB RAM and another Graphic Card.
There is an issue with the 8600M GT on Windows 7, when you install (older?) drivers:
The internal display can flicker. It's easy to solve this problem by usind the programm "powermizer switch".

If there is another question, let me know.
I'll try to help.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby spinner2010 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:00 am

Hi

Thanks for your advice my new nVidia GeForce 8600M GT.... is on its way so hopefully it wont be long until my computers back up and running. Im looking at thermal pads for it now would anyone recommend any ?

I concidering getting

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-AK-450-5G ... 133&sr=8-1

But not sure if its the best out there.... Any ideas...
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby An-Dr.Zej » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:02 pm

I wouldnt take any pads... do it like many other users and use copper plates for between heatpipe and gpu. I used Arctic Silver 5 and it works best!
A howto is written down here: http://www.amilo-forum.de/topic,26768,- ... 1437G.html
Unfortunately its, however, in german. Maybe a good translator can translate it readable into the english language.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice HELP

Postby spinner2010 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:40 am

Hi Again,

Updated the graphics card i ended up using Akasa-AK-450-5G-silver-thermal-compound and my laptop works a treat, Also upgraded the ram to 2gb.

Having one problem though and wondered if anyone else has come across the same. My come put keeps turning its self off. It doesnt even shut down properly it just switches straight off...and the when i switch it back on it will reboot but then goes off before it has even got the the windows screen :?

Any ideas?
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby hikaru » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:23 am

spinner2010 wrote:My come put keeps turning its self off. It doesnt even shut down properly it just switches straight off...and the when i switch it back on it will reboot but then goes off before it has even got the the windows screen :?
This sounds like a safety shutdown due to too high temperatures. Most likely there is a bad connection between CPU/GPU die and heat pipe, which is a common error after works on the cooling system. You'll have to disassemble and reapply the thermal compound.
If I read this correctly, you used thermal compound for CPU and GPU, but didn't use a copper plate to bridge the height difference (0.6mm?) between CPU and GPU. This inevitably leads to problems like the one you describe.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby An-Dr.Zej » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:08 pm

use a copper plate to bridge the height difference (0.6mm?) between CPU and GPU

He meant between GPU and heatpipe. For the CPU, you have to use the thermal compound like ever.
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Re: amilo m1437g upgrade advice

Postby hikaru » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:49 pm

An-Dr.Zej wrote:He meant between GPU and heatpipe.
Correct! I didn't realize how ambiguous my statement was. The height difference exists indeed between CPU and GPU, but the copper plate has to be put between GPU and heat pipe to bridge the gap.
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