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Samsung R580 Upgrade ???


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#1 spawn1980

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

I just bought a Samsung R580 i5 Processor 430M (2.26 GHz, 3 MB) nVIDIA GeForce GT 310m


I would like to really max it out over time like upgrade the cpu, ram etc

Is it possible to upgrade the discrete graphics card to a 330m or higher?

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#2 troublesh00ter

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 04:00 PM

AGUUUHOOOGAH!!!! NO!!

I have the Samsung R480. I kick myself in the butt everyday for not getting the R580.

The R480 is equipped with an i3 processor, 500GB HDD, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (stupid chipset couldn't push a hay cart; wish I'd gotten the 580 for better graphics chip), 4GB RAM. It's a great all-purpose laptop but it just can't push the heavy games.

The R580 performs better graphically (I would assume).

Buuuuut... to answer your questions.

Yes, these things are possible, but it would be very difficult. The graphics card I am not sure you would be able to upgrade.

You have to keep in mind that laptops usually have parts tailored specifically to the case. A laptop case changes the plan for a lot of things. If the new hardware is not going to "agree" with the case design (where the ports are and what not), you will not be able to substitute parts.

The processor you could probably upgrade (providing you can even get to it; laptops are a pain to disassemble and practically impossible to put back together) to an Intel i7 950 at best. The bios that the motherboard is currently equipped with most likely would not recognize anything past that. May not recognize i7 at all. Maybe, maybe not. You will need to research the bios version you have and compare it to processor support sheets.

The RAM would be the easiest thing to upgrade. Hard drive could be upgraded too, but you might as well just get an external HD for the extra stuff. 500GB is plenty for most of your games and system files. Keep the personal stuff like pics, vids and songs on an XT-HDD.

What are you trying to do that the laptop can't do already? By the way... how is it on games? Which games have you tried playing?
What's the heaviest graphically intensive game you've tried playing and how did it perform?

I'm really curious as I almost got this computer for an extra $100 or so.
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#3 spawn1980

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 09:48 AM

unfortunately they sent me a i3 with integrated graphics instead of my i5!!! So that order got canceled ASAP so now I'm looking a Toshiba quad instead whenever I get my refund that is.

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 11:44 AM

Toshiba are great laptops. I own a Toshiba myself which is in my signature.

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