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Well, I managed to get myself a 800$ "gaming" laptop like a year ago:

Asus ROG GL552JX

- 8GB RAM (dont know what type of ram it is)

- 1TB HDD (couldn't find any ssd in this prizepool)

- GeForce GTX 950M 4GB 

- i7-4720 HQ  8x 2.6GHz

- 15.6" Full HD IPS 60Hz  screen (doesn't matter at all, doesn't work properly - i'm using 1440x900 IPS 75Hz screen instead)

- Win 10 Pro 64-bit

 

Here are my questions..

1. Can I actually change parts in my laptop?

If the answer to 1st question is yes:

2. What would be the best option to go for? (I was thinking about screen repairing or ssd)

3. Is it possible to do it alone? Without spending much money in service points.

 

4. If You think You could help me with my built-in screen issue, please DM me. (I'll give more specifics about my problem there as it's not troubleshooting post)

 

Thank You all for sharing your opinion with me.

(if it's not the correct place for this topic please move instead of deleting if possible, thanks)

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You can easily replace RAM and Hard Drive. As for the screen, I believe it would be possible if you're brave enough to crack open your entire laptop.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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2 minutes ago, PopsicleHustler said:

You can easily replace RAM and Hard Drive. As for the screen, I believe it would be possible if you're brave enough to crack open your entire laptop.

Can I still have my HDD drive or I have to replace it completely? When it comes to screen, I'm not that brave as my experience with that stuff is around 0, so with this part I'd rather afford the help of local professionals)

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8 minutes ago, Azutori said:

- 8GB RAM (dont know what type of ram it is)

DDR3 SODIMM non-reg

 

8 minutes ago, Azutori said:

- 1TB HDD (couldn't find any ssd in this prizepool)

should be 2.5", but better open it up and check.

 

9 minutes ago, Azutori said:

- GeForce GTX 950M 4GB 

too bad the worst part for gaming can't be upgraded

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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@Jurrunio thanks for answering! Is it really impossible to replace graphics card?

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6 minutes ago, Azutori said:

@Jurrunio thanks for answering! Is it really impossible to replace graphics card?

it's soldered, so while theoretically possible it's not worth the work.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

it's soldered, so while theoretically possible it's not worth the work.

Okay, good to know, thanks!

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