08-23-2013 01:30 AM
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  1. HarisA1's Avatar
    This is my current laptop PC. I use it for games like skyrim and fifa and they seem to work pretty decently on my laptop which isnt really built for high end gaming.
    I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the laptops processors and graphic card. Thanks a lot.
    Here is the link to the laptop (Full specs and details)
    Samsung Notebook Series 3 (NP355V5C) - OVERVIEW | SAMSUNGNew Zealand
    08-06-2013 04:39 PM
  2. ttsoldier's Avatar
    No you cannot upgrade your graphics card.
    08-06-2013 05:09 PM
  3. HarisA1's Avatar
    Why not
    08-06-2013 05:22 PM
  4. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Graphics cards are built into the motherboard of laptops. It's not like a desktop. You can upgrade your Memory and Hard drive.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-06-2013 06:04 PM
  5. HarisA1's Avatar
    Oh okay thanks
    08-06-2013 10:03 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    99% of laptops don't have removable discrete graphics. Only higher end gaming laptops might.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-11-2013 11:59 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    But it is possible to upgrade the processor, although it reaaaallly depends on the model.

    As for this one, I don't know.
    08-11-2013 12:45 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    The moral of the story is this: If you plan on buying a laptop, only expect to be able to upgrade memory, HHD and WIFI card. That said a good portion of Ultrabooks don't allow any upgrades or make it hard on you. Also, changing parts could void warranty.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    08-11-2013 08:27 PM
  9. HarisA1's Avatar
    I can't upgrade my processor because I dont know how, where can I get it done (I live in Toronto, Canada) suggestions?
    08-11-2013 10:04 PM
  10. mase123987's Avatar
    I can't upgrade my processor because I dont know how, where can I get it done (I live in Toronto, Canada) suggestions?
    Most laptops have the CPU soldered on the motherboard. While it is technically possible with those, no one is going to touch it with a ten foot pool. With laptops that don't have soldered on CPU's, it shouldn't be much harder than a desktop (TONS of tutorials on it online). Messing with the CPU is all but guaranteed to void your warranty.
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    08-11-2013 10:08 PM
  11. HarisA1's Avatar
    Hmm well where can I get a quote or something to figure out if it can be done and how much it would cost
    08-11-2013 10:12 PM
  12. mase123987's Avatar
    Hmm well where can I get a quote or something to figure out if it can be done and how much it would cost
    Just look up a local computer repair shop. You can probably search the laptop's model number and something like "change cpu" or "removable cpu" to see if it is possible. If you aren't going to be doing it yourself, I doubt it would be worth investing the money. A repair shop will probably charge a decent amount if it is even possible.
    08-11-2013 10:15 PM
  13. HarisA1's Avatar
    Well currently im running the a6 4400 processor would an i3/i5 be worth upgrading for because I dont really have the need for i7.. If its even possible
    08-11-2013 11:10 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Well currently im running the a6 4400 processor would an i3/i5 be worth upgrading for because I dont really have the need for i7.. If its even possible
    You'd need a new motherboard, since your processor is AMD, and the i3/i5/i7 are Intel processors.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-11-2013 11:15 PM
  15. mase123987's Avatar
    You'd need a new motherboard, since your processor is AMD, and the i3/i5/i7 are Intel processors.
    Laura is right which basically means not a chance. If you want Intel, you will need to buy a new computer.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    08-11-2013 11:18 PM
  16. brianLTE's Avatar
    Just get a new PC. There would be no cost effective way to do what you want.
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    08-11-2013 11:31 PM
  17. HarisA1's Avatar
    Haha I dont need a new PC I was just thinking if I could get decent upgrades for under 200$ I would do it.. The PC I have right now is perfect for right now, I just use it for light gaming/web/email just the basics
    08-12-2013 01:10 AM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Haha I dont need a new PC I was just thinking if I could get decent upgrades for under 200$ I would do it.. The PC I have right now is perfect for right now, I just use it for light gaming/web/email just the basics
    The only way you'd get the kind of upgrades you want is by buying a new PC.
    08-12-2013 01:19 AM
  19. brianLTE's Avatar
    Haha I dont need a new PC I was just thinking if I could get decent upgrades for under 200$ I would do it.. The PC I have right now is perfect for right now, I just use it for light gaming/web/email just the basics
    You would spend $200 in labor alone.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-12-2013 09:36 AM
  20. HarisA1's Avatar
    Alright thanks for the help yall
    08-12-2013 11:55 AM
  21. mase123987's Avatar
    Alright thanks for the help yall
    No Problem! Hopefully we steered you in the right direction!
    HarisA1 likes this.
    08-12-2013 07:46 PM
  22. HarisA1's Avatar
    One more question I didn't wanna make a new post.. The processor I have is an a6 4400 running 2.7ghz with gpu AMD radeon 7520g is there any way I can overclock this processor because I am getting mixed results online
    08-15-2013 11:05 PM
  23. mase123987's Avatar
    One more question I didn't wanna start a new post.. The processor I have is an a6 4400 running 2.7ghz with gpu AMD radeon 7520g is there any way I can over lock this processor because I am getting mixed results online
    I don't know if it is possible on your particular computer, but in 99.99% of the time, it isn't smart. Laptops have always had heat issues. Overclocking could do some serious damage.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-15-2013 11:07 PM
  24. phirefly's Avatar
    The best upgrade for laptops is max the ram if you are using a 64-bit os and get a fast SSD. A good ssd will breath new life into a decent laptop.
    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    08-15-2013 11:22 PM
  25. HarisA1's Avatar
    Regardless of overheating is it still possible to overclock or simply not possible on this laptop?
    08-15-2013 11:40 PM
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