PDA

View Full Version : Is it possible to upgrade the Gpu in the G75JT laptops?



dosa
04-18-2015, 08:13 PM
Can I upgrade gpu G751JT GTX970M 3GB to GTX980M ???

I saw this web sale GTX980M,I just wondering it can upgrade ????
http://www.eurocom.com/ec/vgas(1)ec

hmscott
04-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Can I upgrade gpu G751JT GTX970M 3GB to GTX980M ???
I saw this web sale GTX980M,I just wondering it can upgrade ????
http://www.eurocom.com/ec/vgas(1)ec

dosa, all the new Alienware laptops are non-upgradeable... just like Asus. These "upgrade" cards are for discontinued laptops - Alienware doesn't make upgradeable laptops any longer.

No, you can't upgrade the CPU or GPU in an Asus G750/G751.

The motherboard has all the CPU/GPU parts on it now, there is no MXM daughter card - the G750 has a non-standard MXM card and Asus doesn't issue BIOS/vBIOS updates to allow you to swap in new MXM cards - even if they fit - into an old laptop.

Here is a naked G751JY motherboard, you can see the CPU and GPU/VRAM chips soldered directly on the motherboard.

48485

And, the heatpipe/plate/exchanger assembly from a G751JY

48486

The G751 970 can be overclocked safely to higher performance levels, almost to 980m range, but of course so can the 980m be OC'd to higher performance.

If you want the 980m, sell your JT and buy a JY :)

hmscott
04-18-2015, 09:03 PM
dosa, here are some Alienware forum postings for Alienware problems, this list is a bit old now, but still interesting to read.

Dell to fix my M18x R2 7970M CF for a fourth time tomorrow...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/dell-to-fix-my-m18x-r2-7970m-cf-for-a-fourth-time-tomorrow.755489/page-3#post-9994888

RIP - Alienware 18
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/rip-alienware-18.768765/

My first Alienware experience with my Aw17R2
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/my-first-alienware-experience-with-my-aw17r2.772289/

"Official" Alienware 13/15/17 order status thread - starrk posts
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-alienware-13-15-17-order-status-thread.771207/

Dissapointed: Just received new Alienware 15: No raid 0 support?
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/dissapointed-just-received-new-alienware-15-no-raid-0-support.771122/

Alienware 15 - Display ghosting?
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-15-display-ghosting.770392/

Alienware 15 disappointing performance in BF4
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-15-disappointing-performance-in-bf4.771524/

Alienware M17x-R2 Buyers Remorse
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-m17x-r2-buyers-remorse.555362/

17 R2 - Anyone else have buyer's remorse yet?
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/17-r2-anyone-else-have-buyers-remorse-yet.772363/#post-9946362

Aw m18x R2 Dual 980m SLI upgrade!!
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/aw-m18x-r2-dual-980m-sli-upgrade.765169/

Alienware 18 and 970M SLI - About to give up
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/alienware-18-and-970m-sli-about-to-give-up.769965/#post-9904092

How to Overclock the Alienware 18 and Haswell CPU (or actually have it run full stock Turbo Speed)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/how-to-overclock-the-alienware-18-and-haswell-cpu-or-actually-have-it-run-full-stock-turbo-speed.734696/

*OFFICIAL* Alienware 18 Owner's Lounge Thread
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/official-alienware-18-owners-lounge-thread.721574/

Step by Step: 980m Install in Alienware 18 - get your heatsink milling machine powered up :)
http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/step-by-step-980m-install-in-alienware-18.768916/

Alienware has as many problems, seems like more to me, as Asus. Things don't work, overheating, display problems, drivers, firmware, order support, quality control problems, etc.

Same for Clevo/Sager/HP/etc, check their forums.

They all have problems. :)

If you want an upgradeable computer, get a desktop too, but even so those get outdated, and upgrades either aren't available or only supported on new motherboards.