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Im looking for a replacement motherboard for my compaq 17XL460 laptop, the reason being i want more video ram and a faster gpu. Is there anyway i can find out what mobo's i can replace the curent one with?
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by:patrickab
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Try:

http://www.motherboards.org/

I would also try Abit, Asus to name only two and of course not forgetting to contact Compaq first as they may well have an updated m/b for your laptop.

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by:JMansford
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This is extremely unlikely to be possible?  What country are you in, if in the UK I can recommend a compaq specialist who will be able to tell you compatible Mobos for your case & LCD panel.
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Oh, I forgot to mention, Compaq motherboards are VERY expensive, quite often approaching the cost of the laptop.

I would suggest looking at docking station solutions (to allow PCI VGA cards) / replacing the laptop.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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I agree with JMansford, you're probably out of luck.  Generally laptops are designed to fit only a certain range of systemboards (all in the same family) and they are extremely expensive.  You'd probably be better off selling the laptop you have and buying a new one as JMansford suggested.

Do you really mean motherboard, or do you just mean the video system?  If you mean the video system itself, then no, there is 99.9999% no chance that the video card in this thing can be swapped out.  There are a very very few laptops that you can swap video systems out on without replacing the whole board.

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by:Baddog
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david,
    Have ot agree with dogztar. I recently worked on an IBM laptop that had motherboard problems and the cheapest board I could locate was $950 and when you add shipping and handling.....


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