View Full Version : Warranty: Ram and Storage; Any way to upgrade the GPU?

03-13-2014, 11:09 AM

i've been reading about upgrading the Ram and the storage of my laptop. It seems quite easy to do ( from previous experience and videos ); so the question is , do i will lose my warranty if i do it myself instead of an Specialist? ..

One last doubt , Is there any way to upgrade the GPU from the laptop? because i recently bought a G750 with a 780M, and sadly after a month the new 880m came out . I really wish i could have this new Graphic card and i wonder if there is a possiblitiy to upgrade it to the 880M ( It does not matter if i need to send it to any ASUS specialist )

Best Regards

03-13-2014, 07:43 PM
The only way you can upgrade the GPU is if you find a used G750 with a upgraded one, and the rest of the chassis is not of use. Essentially you can take the GPU only if everything else is gone, because it's only available in the G750 series. RAM I believe can be upgraded without breaking warranty, because it's right next to the SSD/HDD cages. Any further in than the immediate opening will result in breaking warranty, so for cleaning fans and reapplying thermal paste, you'd probably want to have a specialists do it unless you're a skilled computer-man (Which you said your not). Hope I help!

03-13-2014, 07:46 PM
As far as I know a lot of the ROG notebooks use graphics cards that are soldered onto the motherboard, so they cannot be upgraded. I know the G74 was that way, Im not positive about the G750 but Im pretty sure its the same.

The good news is, if you look at the writing of the press release for the new 800 series:

Relative performance gains versus the previous generation are up to 50% extra FPS for the GTX 860M and 870M, and 15% for the 880M.

Note that last part, up to 15%. The difference between the 780M to 880M is UP TO 15%. I read some where that Nvidia is focusing more attention on mainstream products from here on out, so they are looking for huge gains in the mid range. High end its not so much. At least at this time. So I wouldn't feel too bad. It would be a gain, but not as much as you might think. (per the press release anyway).

03-14-2014, 08:14 AM
Prophet , thank you for your response, now i feel comfortable to upgrade the ram :).

MrRuckus you just made my day ,week and everything . Thank you very much for your answer , it was really helpfull

I asked the support from Asus but they did not help as you guys. IT means this forum has a great community.

Prostar Computer
03-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Just to affirm and expound on above posts: Upgrading RAM and storage drive does not affect your warranty unless accidental damage is incurred. The GPU is not soldered to the motherboard, either, but it is proprietary and so you cannot upgrade it.

03-15-2014, 11:29 PM
Prostar I love my G750 you built for me!