Hi guys, I own a HP Elitebook 8760w since 2014 and love this machine. Now as the title of this post suggest I want to upgrade the CPU and GPU. Reading and searching a lot about others upgrading their 8760w/8770w laptops i came to the conclusion to upgrade the CPU from a i7-2760QM to a i7-2860QM and the GPU from a NVIDIA Quadro 5010M to a GTX 980M. Preparing my self for this upgrade is always a good thing. So any help or advice I can get will be great. My laptop will be used mostly for designing in Photshop/Illustrator and playing games from a couple of years ago or even older ones. My current laptop specs now before the upgrade: HP Elitebook 8760w Product number: LY530ET#ABZ Bios: 68SAD Ver. f.50 Bios date: 18/05/2014 Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit CPU: i7-2760QM RAM: 32 GB DDR3 GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 5010M Storage: 2x 250GB SSD and 1x 300GB HD I have a 200w power brick After installing the new GPU I will be formatting my system with a fresh new Windows 10 PRO 64-bit. The CPU and the GPU I bought comes from china but it's legit what i can think of. The seller says the GPU should work with my 8760w laptop. CPU €71,15 | Intel Core I7-2860QM SR02X Processor i7 2860QM notebook Laptop CPU Socket G2 rPGA988B Suitable for HM65 75 76 77 chipset laptop https://a.aliexpress.com/_B1iF2h GPU €199,90 | New Original GTX 980M Graphics Card GTX980M with X-Bracket N16E-GX-A1 8GB GDDR5 MXM For Dell Alienware MSI HP via free DHL/EMS https://a.aliexpress.com/_BOLvAZ So the questions I have in a nutshell. - Are the above specs compatible with my new CPU and GPU - I do know some have problems installing the GTX 980M in a 8760w with Dreamcolor display is this still a problem because I do think I have a Dreamcolor display but cant figure it out if I have one actually. Installing the Dreamcolor software on my laptop works but I can't calibrate the Dreamcolor display because I don't have the colorimeter device. - Will the CPU i7-2860QM work out of the box plug and play to say so. - Will the GTX 980M work if i have a Dreamcolor display. It's not a must to have the Dreamcolor ability to work as long as the GPU works. - Do I have to install custom drivers if so how to customize the drivers for this particular model laptop and GPU. - Do i get problems or issues with the new Windows 10 64-bit OS and the GTX 980M - Will my current heatsink work with the CPU and GPU upgrade. - Whats the best cooling paste to use I prefer not to use any LM cooling. - Can I use any aftermarket cooling pads for the GPU chips or should I go with the more expensive ones? - Should I update the bios or is this not necessary if so what are the benefits of the new updated bios version and is it compatible with the new GPU GTX 980M. - Is my power supply which is 200w sufficient to work with the upgrade. - Any other advice or info I can get to get this upgrade going smoothly will be appreciated. If this upgrades just keeps me going for 3 or 4 years I'm happy. If you guys need any more info about my laptop please ask I will provide as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.