After further sifting through pages of information I've seen NVIDIA introduced MXM (Mobile PCI EXpress Module) as early as 2004, and seeing how my laptop is far newer than that I may have a hope to find an upgrade. But I have no idea if my laptop has this nifty little "feature" or not. It seems that all companies keep this under wraps especially which models include this. Cause I guess if people knew they could upgrade instead of just buying a replacement laptop that it would hurt the market a bit. I have found I website with a limited list of compatible models here:
The website also does a pretty good job of explaining MXM in General. And the actually NVIDIA website specifically says this about MXM:
"Does MXM mean user upgradeable graphics?
MXM was designed from the beginning to support upgradeable graphics. However, the benefits of MXM extend far beyond field upgradeabilityMXM reduces the engineering burden for the entire industry by leveraging IHVs reference engineering designs. This allows faster time-to-market for the latest graphics products. Some implementations of MXM will be field upgradeable, but many will not, depending on the platform implementation."
The same website above does give suggestions on how to see if one's laptop is MXM here:
But in general I still feel as though I've simply gone in circles here. So I'm starting to assume that if my laptop isn't MXM I may be pretty SOL. Grrr...:mad:
And if it help my laptop is running with a Quanta 30D2 79.29 motherboard and an intel mobile core 2 duo t8100. So with those 2 factors it seems my laptop supports pci-express which means I may have mxm capabilities...