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Is there anyway I can UPGRADE my laptop's motherboard?

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33 minutes ago, RTXboy123 said:

But what if I go a little technical (no pun intended)? What if I just don't use my laptop's case? Just like how you would setup a desktop test bench. Right in the open. Is it possible in laptops?

Basically on a laptop the mainboard IS the laptop and will be custom for only that model/family... So yeah you can, but basically changing mainboard = changing laptop...

 

If you want to reuse the display the new board needs to be compatible with it, may have different connectors, if there are 2.5" drives likely each has a different custom cable to connect to it...

I know that laptop motherboards are customized and modified to fit in a portable and small case. But still, is there anyway I can upgrade my motherboard? Perhaps some manufacturer can custom make one for me?

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It would never be worth it. It would be extremely expensive if anyone ever agreed to even do it.

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But what if I go a little technical (no pun intended)? What if I just don't use my laptop's case? Just like how you would setup a desktop test bench. Right in the open. Is it possible in laptops?

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4 minutes ago, RTXboy123 said:

But what if I go a little technical (no pun intended)? What if I just don't use my laptop's case? Just like how you would setup a desktop test bench. Right in the open. Is it possible in laptops?

How many of the components, CPU, GPU, ram are soldered on?

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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I haven't even thought of upgrading my laptop. Just trying to discuss. Probably nothing except the CPU might be soldered on. But why is that even important? And oh, are you talking about my current laptop? All of them are upgradable (but I am not sure about the CPU) and I have a IGPU and not a dedicated GPU.

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10 minutes ago, RTXboy123 said:

But why is that even important?

If the CPU is soldered on, you're not going to be able to move it to a new motherboard. 

Most laptops have the CPU and GPU soldered onto the board.

 

I'm not actually trying to be as grumpy as it seems.

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33 minutes ago, RTXboy123 said:

But what if I go a little technical (no pun intended)? What if I just don't use my laptop's case? Just like how you would setup a desktop test bench. Right in the open. Is it possible in laptops?

Basically on a laptop the mainboard IS the laptop and will be custom for only that model/family... So yeah you can, but basically changing mainboard = changing laptop...

 

If you want to reuse the display the new board needs to be compatible with it, may have different connectors, if there are 2.5" drives likely each has a different custom cable to connect to it...

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Technically but you’d need enough backing behind the idea.

Note 51nb thinkpads, they make conversion kits and new motherboards for old thinkpads.

Pic related, Thinkpad X210

This is a coffee lake mobile system built into a Thinkpad X200 from 2008

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