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Mobo Swap on my laptop?

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#1 Instinct141


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:21 AM

Hello! I have a question that has been buzzing through my head for awhile now.

Is there anyway I could swap my motherboard for a new one on my laptop?

My reason for wanting to this is so i can get a better gpu. (Integrated at the moment :S)

I want to increase my FPS in games and such just a little bit more.

Dell Inspiron 15r n5110

At the moment, Games I play as follows.

Any Source game: (Minus Cs:s and Tf2 because i hit my 60 fps cap with those two on highest graphics options)
20fps (:S)
Runescape(Direct X setting on highest with Anti-aliasing 4x)
60fps cap
Jade dynasty(High)
Need for speed undercover(High)
Average about 50fps but goes anywhere from 2 to 130 (Even though I can probably only see 60fps)

And that's it basically

Would it even be worth it?
I ask because I was also thinking of swapping my i3 for an i5 sandy bridge and I am for sure getting two 4gb RAM sticks next month.


Thanks in advance.

Edited by Instinct141, 29 January 2012 - 07:22 AM.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

Not likely-Motherboards on laptops are custom fit for the specific laptop and arnt interchangeable. About the only way to feasibly do it would be to find another laptop of the same basic model (same case) with upgraded specs and swap the boards out, and in such a case, if you happened to find used fully functional one there would be no purpose, and if you found a laptop that was sold as parts that happened to have a fully functional motherboard, well theres no garentee it will last. You could use a soder gun to remove the graphics chip and soder a new one in, but theres no garentee that would work, even if you did the soder job perfectly as it may not work with the rest of the hardware.



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Posted 29 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

Laptops are very non upgradable. Usually memory and drive are it and on a few occasions CPU.

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