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Upgrading CPU And GPU of my laptop?
05-30-2014, 07:20 PM
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Upgrading CPU And GPU of my laptop?
hi guys i have acer aspire e1-571g is it possible for me to upgrade gpu or cpu?
Cpu:Intle Core i5-3230M 2.6GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
Gpu:Nvidia Geforce 710M With 2GB Dedicated Vram/Intel HD Graphics 4000
Ram"6GB DDR3 Memory


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05-30-2014, 07:28 PM
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Sorry, but your CPU is more than likely soldered onto your motherboard meaning that it can't be removed and your GPU is probably also intergrated onto the mobo meaning that you are stuck with it.
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05-30-2014, 07:44 PM
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It's extremely rare that you can find a laptop that you can upgrade just a gpu, now a cpu, that's impossible, because the socket is designed for EXACTLY that cpu. And most of the time the processor is an APU, accelerated processing unit, which means that you have the gpu build in, i got lucky with my laptop that i have a separated GPU, but laptop parts are EXTREMELY hard to find. So it's possible, but there's a slim chance that your computer can do it


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05-30-2014, 07:56 PM
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well , your GPU isn't actually a gpu , .. rather your CPU has integrated graphics or iGPU if you prefer...
Anyway , this is the socket type you have ,BGA1168, so any cpu you choose must fit that socket.
The problem is , it's Intel , they change socket types like you change your socks , very consumer unfriendly , not to mention upgrade unfriendly.

What happens next is this... you want a real upgrade , not just a different version of what you have now.. that will require a new motherboard ( if it would fit , 99% it won't but lets assume it does... next thing that happens is this , your Windows pops up a message telling you you have an invalid or counterfeit copy of windows. Since you have a new motherboard , it's going to count it as a new computer. you now have 30 days to buy another copy of windows at retail price.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Intel. note , AMD does not have these issues....
Nor are they made in China , nor do they have built in remote killswitches..
Nor does it have a built in backdoor for the NSA...

"I cannot change the mistake already made , but maybe I can prevent future ones"

"But but but Intel is the best!"
Lets test that....

Time to stop being just another cow following the herd, hype, and lies.
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05-30-2014, 08:03 PM
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E1-571G is a set of laptops and not a specific sub-model. There is an additional suffix.
Belarc Adviser can help to get a lot of information:

A common model generally sold outside the US, had Intel Core i3-3110M and a GT 620M graphics card.

If referring to gaming performance, that is generally about the graphics function or card.
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Most of the time, they socket Core i3 Mobility and there are core i5''s or even i7's that can be an upgrade in speed. They would be the third generation i5-3__M cpus. It takes opening the laptop, removing the CPU cooler fan system, cleaning off old thermal paste, applying new thermal paste (A new i5 from the factory does have pre-applied paste and can be used as-is typically), and then re-assembling. Laptop bios startup software may have a list of allowed CPUs and if there is an E1-571G with an i5 available ever produced, likely the same i5 would work. It is a risk to upgrade without knowing the bios will accept it.

The graphics card as a GT 620M should be a small special card. Again, if there were other models with a different better card, you can replace it with one of those if you can find one. Laptop graphics cards are not sold to the public, and generally only obtained by service centers or on ebay. A higher wattage card can cause overheating. Also, there may be a lack of acceptable driver software.

Very few people attempt to upgrade CPU or graphics of a laptop, even when it is possible. The brands do not support it, too much is custom, too easy to break something, may not work, and costs of parts is generally high.

Building your own desktop-tower pc is best for someone that wants performance and upgradability.
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