ASUS K55VD CPU + Dedicated GPU Upgrade?

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  1. rankovick

    rankovick Newbie

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    Hello, I am using a 2012 ASUS laptop that recently i had to buy a new MoBo because the old one died. That got me thinking and researching more about its components and i wanted to ask somebody who is more competent than me in this subject, is it possible to upgrade my dedicated gpu because im tired of this nvidia 610m that can't run the basic things now because of its degradation. I came across a thread that somebody tried to make an external gpu from the wifi card but thats beyond my league i didn't quite understand that and im not looking to experiment that much but i would like to know that too if is the only way :D . Also, Im planing on upgrading from HDD to SSD, is all this trouble worth it ?

    CPU: Intel i5-3210M @ 2.4GHz
    RAM: 8GB
    HDD: The factory model with 700 GB
    GPU: NVIDIA 610M (2GB Video RAM)
     
  2. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    You cannot upgrade a BGA GPU as it is soldered to the motherboard (well it may be possible but its not worth the effort trying). You need a laptop which has an MXM GPU to upgrade it, there is a list of them here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/successful-mxm-gpu-upgraded-laptops.805136/

    Honestly, i'd say you should save your money and buy a good used laptop which has an MXM GPU. For the price of an external GPU you can get something fairly decent depending on where you live.
     
  3. rankovick

    rankovick Newbie

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    @Arrrrbol , I took the laptop to a repair company when the hdmi chip bursted, so i had to buy a new motherboard and im guessing that the guy had to re-solder the gpu on the new MB and if so, i don't plan on doing all the work alone because i don't have any experience with this sort of technology where everything is cramped up together in multiple layers of MB. I would take the laptop agian to the same repair company if there is a possibility to add a better gpu to mine, everything else seems fine with my specifications except the HDD which is a huge bottleneck on my pc :D
     
  4. Arrrrbol

    Arrrrbol Notebook Evangelist

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    In 99% of cases, repair shops just replace the motherboard without doing any soldering even for small jobs. The new motherboard will have had the GPU on it, so they will have just replaced the motherboard. This is what is involved with replacing a BGA GPU:



    There is no point upgrading to another BGA GPU, because your BIOS may not even support anything else, the power usage may be higher than the board can supply and so on.
     
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