Upgrade EliteBook 8540w Video Card (1600 Views)
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Upgrade EliteBook 8540w Video Card

I have an EliteBook 8540w with the Quadro FX 880M.  I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade this to the FirePro M5800 and, if so, would I need to change my heatsink? 


The reason I would like to do this is to be able to run possibly 4 monitors at my desk.  I'm also open to other suggestions/solutions to accomplish this.


I'm running Windows 7 32bit on a Core i7 processor but will probably upgrade to x64 when I figure this issue out.


Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Re: Upgrade EliteBook 8540w Video Card

Yes, it is possible to replace it by the FirePro M5800. You will also need a new heatsink..
Heatsink: 595768-001
FirePro 5800: 595823-001
How to: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/CoreRedirect.jsp?redirectReason=DocIndexPDF&prodSer...
See page 80 for details..
Heatsink: http://www.dectrader.com/595768-001-New-HP-Heat-sink-thermal-module-with-fan-For-use-in-models-equip...
FirePro M5800: http://www.dectrader.com/595823-001-New-HP-Board-VGA-ATI.html
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