WIndows 10 Hardware Upgrade for my Toshiba


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I was hoping for some help before I pull the trigger on purchasing some hardware for my Toshiba Laptop. My old GPU (GTX 670m) burnt out on me. The GPU is easily removed via the MXM port on the motherboard. I would like to purchase a newer GPU, but I am unsure if a GTX 980m (originally designed for a Dell, Clevo, Alien, or HP) would even function in my Toshiba laptop. I'm a bit a virgin when it comes to hardware upgrades, and I would appreciate any help that anyone could provide. Thanks in advance.

Toshiba Qosmio X875-Q7190
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Intel Core i7 3630QM
Cores: 4
Threads: 8
Code Name: Ivy Bridge
Package: Socket 988B rPGA
Technology: 22nm
Specification Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz
Family: 6
Extended Family 6
Model A
Extended Model 3A
Stepping: 9
Revision: E1/L1
Instructions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, Intel 64, NX, VMX, AES, AVX
Virtualization: Supported, Enabled
Hyperthreading: Supported, Enabled
Stock Core Speed: 2400 MHz
Stock Bus Speed: 100 MHz
L1 Data Cache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L1 Instructions Chache Size 4 x 32 KBytes
L2 Unified Cache Size 4 x 256 KBytes
L3 Unified Cache Size 6144 KBytes

12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @798Mhz

Manufacturer: Toshiba
Model: Portable PC (U3E1)
Version: MP
Chipset Vendor: Intel
Chipset Model: Ivy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor: Intel
Southbridge Model: HM76
Southbridge Revision: 04

Brand: Insyde Corp.
Version: 6.30
Date: 1/17/2013

Graphics (what still works)
Name: Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics 4000
Current Resolution: 1920 x 1080
State: Enabled, primary
Monitor BPP 21 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 60hz

Intel HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer: Intel
Model: HD Graphics 4000
Device ID: 8086-0166
Revision: 6
Subvendor: Toshiba (1179)
Current Performace Level: 0
Current GPU Clock: 349 MHz
Driver version: