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Forum discussion tagged with upgrade.
  1. N

    Question SHOULD I UPGRADE MY 2012 MACBOOK PRO 15" LOGIC BOARD?

    So I got an old 2012 Macbook pro laying around collecting dust. At the time I purchased it I had it all pimped out to the max with ram, board, the biggest hd, you know, with whatever could be upgraded from the Apple Store, and I paid a hefty price for it regretfully. Anyway, I'm pretty sure...
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    Can I upgrade my laptop CPU In any way? (and upgrading the keyboard)

    Hello everyone, i bought a HP Pavilion Sleek book for 100$ (its really old and i had to replace the battery but its ok now), the model number is 15-b119wm. It has an A8-4555M APU and i dont think you can upgrade it, because is soldiered, is it possible at all to upgrade it even if its soldiered...
  3. A

    Solved! Advice needed on upgrade

    Hi, I am currently learning android development. I have a Lenovo Z51-70 Laptop (Model 80k600w0in).  Specifications - i5 5200U 2C/4T 8 GB Memory 1600 MHz 1 TB WD HDD Ever since I started android development I saw that my laptop freezes/lags many times during creating a new project or...
  4. asem1123

    Can an IBM Thinkpad (Lenovo X60s) Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

    I have an IBM Thinkpad that comes in with the Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66GHz and a 100GB Hitachi HDD. And because it's running very slow in Win7, I was wondering if I could upgrade to Windows 8.1, but using the 32-bit edition, and I'm not upgrading it to Windows 10 because it only has 2GB RAM. So, is...
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    Laptop CPU upgrade from Sandy to Ivy

    Hello there! My laptop is Acer 4749z. Its original CPU is Pentium B960 and i have upgraded it to Core i7 2620M. It runs very well, there is no problem. But one day i recognized that i could upgrade my desktop from a Sandy Bridge CPU to an Ivy one. So can i upgrade my laptop like that? Thanks...
  6. killerwhitewolf00

    Samsung laptop lcd replacement compatibility

    Hello and thanks for looking. First off, the laptop I'll be asking questions about: Samsung Notebook 5 np530e5m-x02us. This laptop uses a 15.6" 1366x768 TN panel with a 30 pin connector. The viewing and colors on this display in game is quite bad. Would the 1920x1080 IPS panel listed below be...
  7. P

    Need help finding a laptop that’s worth upgrading

    Hello community. Recently I’ve spent hours looking through Acer, Asus, Dell, and HP laptops that match my coding desires and criteria but haven’t found anything. Here is what I want: -First and foremost, a CPU that is i3/i5/i7 that is not BGA or soldered to the motherboard. I plan on trying...
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    Uprade from Logitech z506 (Studio monitor advicing)

    Hi, currently I have a set of Logitech z506 5.1 speakers. They sound good, but I've been to a friend's home studio some years ago and he has only a pair of monitors no dedicated subwoofer apparently and they already sound 10 times better than my setup. The thing I'm asking for help: I'm looking...
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    Macbook Air 2017 (MacBookAir7,2) ssd upgrade

    Hello I've bought MacBook Air for school this year and I was thinking about upgrading storage from 128gb to 512gb. I was thinking about Samsung 960 EVO 500gb. Will I need any adapter or will this ssd fit just right? Also, are there any cheap ssd enclosures so I can keep using my 128gb ssd for...
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    Should i upgrade or not?

    Hi all, I am in bit of a dillema, i am into simracing, with high end equipment, and recently got into VR, my current PC specs are: i5-3570(NOT K) @4.2GHz Asus Z77-A Msi 1070 armor 16Gb Vengeance @1600+mhz i have a problem using the rift in the simulators i am using (iracing, Assetto Corsa, Pcars...
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    CPU Upgradeable Laptops

    Can I upgrade the cpu in a laptop? we can answer yes if that cpu is a socketed cpu there are 2 type of socket PGA https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_Grid_Array LGA https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Grid_Array both are/were used in laptop mobos. today many ODM/OEM use BGA cpus like...
  12. S

    List of MXM GPUs and Resellers

    There are not a lot of sources for these cards http://www.notebookreview.com/howto/how-to-upgrade-nvidia-mxm-notebook-graphics-cards/ Type A card__________________________________________________________________________Type B card MXM is supposed to make repairs and upgrades easier...
  13. S

    Successful MXM GPU Upgraded Laptops

    Upgraded Laptops by forum users (work in progress) this is a list of successful upgraded laptops All these laptops have a MXM Gpu but Not all MXM cards are the same. Type A card ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Type B card MXM...
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    can i upgrade my samsung series 3 notebook? (np36535c-s02ub)

    i recently upgraded my ram to 8gb and i was wondering if its possible to upgrade my cpu as well atm i have a a8-4500m/amd 7640g i would like to upgrade it to a a10 5750m/amd8650g would it be possible?
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    Can I upgrade my laptops dedicated GPU?

    So I have the new Dell Inspiron 7559 and I think it's a great laptop but I would like to see more performance out of it and I was wondering if it would be possible if I replace the 960M with a 970M? I know that only a few laptops have the ability to upgrade their GPU's but can mine? Thanks in...
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    Can i upgrade my CPU?

    Hello! I have a Lenevo y510p gaming laptop, but i want to upgrade my CPU. Is upgrading it possible?
  17. N

    improving my gaming pc and a overheating/noice issue

    Hello I have a custom built gaming pc that I had built for me awhile ago, and it's time for a bit of an upgrade. system specs: Z77 Extreme 4 motherboard 8 intel(R) core(TM) i7-3770k @3.50GHz Geforce GTX 560 Ti Intel(R) HD graphics 4000 (not connected to my monitor) 16GB of RAM 1000GB hard...
  18. WyomingKnott

    Laptop upgrades: CPU and GPU usually cannot be upgraded or replaced

    I have frequently seen questions about "How can I upgrade the CPU in my laptop" or "What graphics card should I get with my laptop so I can upgrade it later?" In most cases, these upgrades cannot be done. o Almost all notebooks do not have "graphics cards" the way a desktop machine has. They...
  19. WyomingKnott

    Laptop upgrades: CPU and GPU usually cannot be upgraded or replaced

    I have frequently seen questions about "How can I upgrade the CPU in my laptop" or "What graphics card should I get with my laptop so I can upgrade it later?" In most cases, these upgrades cannot be done. o Almost all notebooks do not have "graphics cards" the way a desktop machine has. They...
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    Toshiba Satellite Fusion L55W-C5320 MAX memory

    I recently got a Toshiba Satellite Fusion L55W-C5320 with 12gb on DDR3. I was wondering if anyone could fine the specs for the max the system would take. It would SEEM that if the unit could take (2) 6gb's, it should be able to take (2) 8gb's... yes/no? The manual says the memory is not...
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    Should I Uninstall Dell Support Assist?

    I recently noticed that I have a "Dell Support Assist" app installed on my machine. My machine was originally a Dell XPS 8700 then I moved the parts to a new case with a new PSU and upgraded the graphics card. Since technically my computer is no longer a Dell, should I uninstall the program...
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    Acer E5-571 black screen on startup after attempting ram & ssd upgrade

    Recently, I bought 2 8GB Kingston RAM sticks and a Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD and replaced them with the existing parts in my laptop. After this upgrade I'm able to turn on the laptop, but I get no screen input. The laptop fan runs for a couple seconds and I'm able to open the dvd drive, but...
  23. T

    Wanting to Upgrade my Alienware 18 GPU and RAM

    So I've decided to upgrade my Alienware 18 laptop's GPU from two 765m's to a 980m, as well as the RAM it has from 8GB to 16GB. I already have what specific upgrades I want to purchase, but I want to be sure I know what I'm doing with them. Is there a link to a tutorial on how to upgrade my RAM...
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    Can you upgrade the processor in an acer aspire e5-511?

    I just wanted to know if you can upgrade it and if so what processors are compatible
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    I have a Dell inspiron 15 7000 series 7559 which is non touch screen, can I upgrade the screen to a touch screen.

    I bought it in Australia when they hadn't released the touch screen version and they don't have very different specs and the two do not seem to have different drivers. If I could find the right screen for it could i change it to a touch screen? The only difference is that the touch screen is 4k
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    Laptop CPU upgrade and buzzing sound in audio jack

    Hi guys, I recently sent off my thinkpad off to repair so I dug up my old laptop. Its a Fujitsu SH560. I got it at around 2011. It's running on Pentium P6000. I'm wondering if I can upgrade the processor? I saw online and youtube that people successfully upgraded their P6100 (Asus) to a i5...
  27. R

    Wanting to upgrade my toshiba c660-268

    Hello there ! Let me skip the chit chat basically I want to upgrade my toshiba satellite c660-268 so I can play gta v on the highest possible graphics avaliable .. I'm sure the only way possible is to change my motherboard and find one that will fit in my casing .. I was hoping you guys could...
  28. T

    getting inside an asus Q551LN

    I purchased this 2 in 1 and being that it has 8gb ram upgrade-able to 12gb i bought another 4 gig stick. my problem is im having a hard time getting the back panel off. has anyone gotten one of these open before and noticed any hinges/clips/screws other than the exterior screws that hold it on...
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    MSI GP72 2QE what are the chances I could upgrade to 32GB?

    I'm strongly considering this laptop - or another MSI, however most of them say "max. 16GB RAM".. but for me one of the biggest considerations if upgrading to 32GB. So what are the chances this laptop would work if I installed 2 16GB SODIMMs ?
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    Can I upgrade my processor?

    Okay. So I have an HP Pavilion dv7 4285dx, and I have scoured the HP website numerous times with this question. I did the walk-through to find my motherboard number and then it tells me to find the motherboard spec page but there isn't one on the HP website and there's literally nothing on...
  31. C

    Asus R501vb Baklit keyboard upgrade

    Hi, I have a Asus R501VB and it has a regular no-backlit keyboard. I bought a new one from amazon, with backlit(2 ribbons) and mounted it ( 2 hours of hard work!!!! ) The problem is that it does not work. I've tried : -FN+ F3/F4(nothing, not even the inc/dec level like if you use for...
  32. B

    Asus x553ma ram upgrade

    Is a ram upgrade on this model possible? If so can anyone provide any links on how to do it.
  33. N

    Acer Extensa 2510 disassembly

    I recently got an Acer Extensa EX2510-56ZP laptop and I wanted to upgrade the memory and swap out the hard drive with a SSD. The issue I'm having is that the laptop doesn't have any visible maintenance hatch on the bottom. There are screws however across the entire width and length of the bottom...
  34. PandaLion98

    Samsung NP300E5A CPU upgrade?

    My laptop currently has an i3-2350M processor and it's really slowing down, especially with Android Studio. I already tore down the laptop twice to clean it up but still the same. At that time, I found out that the CPU was removable. So, I was thinking maybe I could upgrade that to an i7-2640M...
  35. KR2

    MSI GE60 2PC Apache RAM Upgrade?

    Hello, I have the MSI GE60 2PC Apache, and it has 8GB RAM, Intel Core i-7, NVIDIA GTX 850M 2GB, can I upgrade the RAM to 16GB? Becuase I am downloading a lot of applications, and I need the extra RAM, could someone tell me if this is possible or if the motherboard can only support 8GB, if it can...
  36. C

    Upgrade Asus ROG G551jm video card?

    I recently bought a gaming laptop, asus rog g551jm with an nvidia geforce gtx 860m 2gb graphics card, i'm very happy with the overall gaming performance of my computer, but i was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the video card for a gtx 860m 4gb or a gtx 880m or a 4gb video card? I want...
  37. C

    Upgrade Asus ROG G551jm video card?

    I recently bought a gaming laptop, asus rog g551jm with an nvidia geforce gtx 860m 2gb graphics card, i'm very happy with the overall gaming performance of my computer, but i was wondering if it is possible to upgrade the video card for a gtx 860m 4gb or a gtx 880m or a 4gb video card? I want...
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    can i change the processor of my laptop sony SVF15213SNB(4gb ram,3rd gen i3,1792mb graphics) to i5 or i7.???

    im having a sony SVF15213SNB laptopvit 4gb ram ,i3-3227u quadcore-1.9ghz n 2 gb of graphics .......can i change my processor to i5 or i7.??
  39. ZenShredder

    Hypothetical Laptop APU Upgrade?

    So I was reading elsewhere about ways you can upgrade your laptop since there isn't much to upgrade besides the RAM and drive it currently uses, I came across someone discussing upgrading the CPU of a laptop and that peaked my curiosity. My laptop runs fine for the most part, it shows its lag...
  40. S

    Need some help finding a headset

    Looking for an upgrade from my old Logitech digital precision headset (about 7 years old) as it's starting to fall apart, I'd prefer to keep the price as low as possible as i can't really go higher than 60€ and most headsets here are overpriced. I realize that headphones+mic is the "better"...
  41. 5hadowking115

    What specific laptops have and upgradable GPU?

    I know that the range of laptops with upgradable GPUs and/or CPUs is limited, but is there a way to obtain a specific list of some? I've looked all over, but I can't seem to find anything indicating if the laptop has these capabilities, and I don't want to create a new thread for each individual...
  42. FredJr

    Smartphone help please!

    I currently have a S3 and want to upgrade. Should I purchase the S5 OR S3?
  43. 5hadowking115

    Help With Upgrading Toshiba Satellite L775-S7114

    Well, I have built my Gaming Desktop, but now I feel like I can use my laptop for more heavy duty tasks. I know that the GPU, CPU, and RAM need major upgrades, as well as the HDD. My problem is that I don't know the first thing about laptop builds. How do you know if the parts are compatible...
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    How to know what's the max upgrade of my laptop motherboard??

    This is my laptop (Gateway fx p7805u) http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/2009/PSeries/P-78/P-78sp24.shtml I've been trying to search for info about it, but it's kind of vague to me. I'd like to know what kind of motherboards will fit my laptop in case I want to upgrade, can you guide me...
  45. S

    Toshiba Satellite Pro C850-1H8 - BIOS CPU upgrade support

    Hi there people, I'm wandering if there's a possibility of upgrading the i5 3230m that's currently in my Satellite Pro C850-1H8. Looking at the options available on the socket FCPGA988 and the Intel HM70 chipset there seems to be a variety of the i7's available for use. Does the laptop support...
  46. Leigon X

    HP ProBook 6455b Upgrades?

    I have an HP ProBook 6455b laptop (AMD Phenom II 2.8ghz Dual Core, 4gb DDR3, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, Hewlett-Packard 1455 Motherboard) and was wondering about upgrading it (cost-effectively). I play WoW an some other games which it runs just fine (low graphics are what I normally play on...
  47. N

    Could I put an A8-3550MX into an Acer Aspire AS5560-Sb653? (switch 35w cpu with 45w one)

    Basically, I know that this APU is NOT soldered to the motherboard of this laptop (don't post that whole "laptop parts are soldered to the mobo, buy a desktop" BS, I have a custom gaming desktop and I know how to swap out the parts on both desktop and laptops). I would like to upgrade to an A8...
  48. S

    Upgrading my laptop

    So I was thinking about upgrading my laptop, and I was wondering, is it possible? My model is a Gateway NV57H Notebook. It uses Intel HD 3000 and an i5-2430m. I looked at the support site and it listed the laptop with other parts. Would it be possible to upgrade my laptop? http://
  49. M

    Upgrading my laptop

    Hello there. I have an HP Pavilion Dv7 laptop. I was hoping to upgrade some stuff with it, for gaming and just speed in general. I was wondering if it is possible to do so? I don't know where to find all of my specs, or I'd post them. Thank you.
  50. ITsonic

    When to Upgrade your Cell phone?

    I’ve had my phone for years now it’s all beating up and I may need a new one so my question when should you buy a new and or upgrade one?