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heatWould it be possible and could I change it's cooler to a desktop cooler. I am upgrading an old laptop. I want to add GPU (instead of Intel HD), normal CPU cooler (because my CPU was overheating), and upgrading RAM (because I have 2GB), and upgrading to an SSD (I have 500GB 5200 RPM WD Blue HDD)

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The mounting holes wouldn't line up an neither would the I/O ports.

You also wouldn't be able to securely mount a desktop heatsink onto a laptop motherboard.

 

Just build a PC instead.


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4 minutes ago, Airpewdiepie said:

heatWould it be possible and could I change it's cooler to a desktop cooler. I am upgrading an old laptop. I want to add GPU (instead of Intel HD), normal CPU cooler (because my CPU was overheating), and upgrading RAM (because I have 2GB), and upgrading to an SSD (I have 500GB 5200 RPM WD Blue HDD)

Laptop motherboards are not standard sizes and would not line up with the mounting holes in an ATX case. 


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4 minutes ago, Airpewdiepie said:

heatWould it be possible and could I change it's cooler to a desktop cooler. I am upgrading an old laptop. I want to add GPU (instead of Intel HD), normal CPU cooler (because my CPU was overheating), and upgrading RAM (because I have 2GB), and upgrading to an SSD (I have 500GB 5200 RPM WD Blue HDD)

You cannot add a GPU to a laptop motherboard. I do not believe it's possible to natively add a CPU cooler to a CPU die on a laptop motherboard either, in theory you could "Ghetto mount it" with zip ties or tape, but there's no fan headers on the laptop motherboard to plug the fan into anyways. And no, the laptop will not alligned with the mounting holes in an ATX pc case.


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Um.

 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can just upgrade a GPU in a laptop motherboard like that. Unless it has USB C for your to add an external GPU or 3.1 gen 2, you won't be able to do any of that. CPU coolers require mounting holes to keep them secured to the CPU, so you likely couldn't do anything there (I don't recommend drilling into PCB).

 

Also, the laptop motherboard wouldn't fit into an ATX form. I doesn't have standoffs like a desktop MB has. 

 

What kind of laptop do you even have? And why not just build a desktop


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A Mac mini is a better use of resources. If you're going to be building, do it right. Board wouldn't have standard mounting anyway and would require fabrication that is ultimately a waste of time.

 

If you're on a tight budget and want to go PC route, buy a Dell Optiplex and toss a 1050 ti in it.


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11 minutes ago, PatrickWilliams said:

to add a gpu u can use the m.2 pcie slot to put a 'external'gpu inside the PC.

This would be assuming the laptop is new enough to have an M.2 slot. Considering the listed ram is 2GB, I dont believe this laptop has been made within the time of M.2 form factors, meaning this isnt an option.


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This fixes two of your issues

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay, thanks everyone. But could I just stick the motherboard to the case and I'm still gonna buy PSU to power some stuff, so could I?

And I could just get the cooler on with zip ties?

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25 minutes ago, Airpewdiepie said:

Okay, thanks everyone. But could I just stick the motherboard to the case and I'm still gonna buy PSU to power some stuff, so could I?

And I could just get the cooler on with zip ties?

I can't tell if this is a troll at this point... PSUs do not connect to laptop motherboards. Laptop motherboards cannot fit the formfactor that desktop motherboards fit in towers. And coolers need to be hard pressed against the CPU to cool it. 

 

Again, why not just build a desktop


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