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What would you upgrade on this laptop?


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#1 Whiskey1

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 06:07 PM

I have an asus ROG gaming laptop that is couple years old. it is a G750JS-DH71-CA

 

I have windows 10 64-bit, intel core i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, 12GB ram, and Nvidia Geforce GTX 870M, There are two hard drives, the main OS is 372GB, and Second HD is 537GB.

 

She has started running slower I find lately and would like opinions on what to buy to upgrade? I would only really want to spend a few hundred dollars, and am not sure if that could make a big difference for me. Any help would be appreciated as I have never built/upgraded a laptop before.



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#2 Whiskey1

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 12:27 AM

How much memory could I install? Am I able to put 4x8GB? I am so new to this but I would like to learn.
 
 
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 2.50GHz 80 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
 
RAM
12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
 
Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. G750JS (SOCKET 0) 89 °C
 
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 49 °C
ForceWare version: 368.22
SLI Disabled
 
Storage
931GB Hitachi HGST HTS721010A9E630 (SATA) 36 °C
 
Optical Drives
MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ8E0
 
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:21 AM

I assume this is your laptop.  You generally cannot upgrade components on a laptop with the exceptions typically being the hard drive and RAM.  Chapter six in your user's manual has what can be upgraded and how.  So long as the RAM you purchase matches Asus' specifications for new RAM, you should be able to upgrade to 32GB, but that is a lot of memory for a PC.  Most people don't need that much.  According to Crucial, your laptop uses DDR3L-1600 SODIMM memory.

 

You can also install an SSD and get a speed increase.  It is a bit more intensive to swap a hard drive containing the operating system but it is doable.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:40 AM

Yes, that looks like my computer. I bought it 2 christmas ago. 

 

yeah i figured that not all components could be changed on a laptop. i find it hard to look for potential parts to replace. Well I have 12gb RAM already, so would I even really want to add more? I do have one more slot available, so I could always add a 4GB or 8GB for relatively cheap. I always wanted a SSD, so that is something I might look into. 

 

Is it possible to change out the graphics card?And if it is.... would it even be worth it?

 

I dont have my user manual, but i will try to download a copy and read chapter 6 like you said.


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Posted 03 June 2016 - 05:48 AM

There are some laptops that have exchangeable graphics, but those are very rare.  I don't believe that one has replaceable graphics, for that functionality, you need a traditional desktop PC.


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