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Yagonagos
08-07-2016, 10:05 AM
Hi everyone, I've been reading a bunch of threads on this forum and (a number of other forums) about upgrading G73 gpus. I am such a newbie to the point where I wouldn't know how to transfer that knowledge to the G53JW. Especially when it comes to making the custom bioses and drivers.

I don't need my computer to be mobile or good looking. I don't even need to have the motherboard fit the case anymore. I just want raw performance. I would plug a desktop GPU into it if need be.

I have my eye on the Asus GTX 880M. It'll require me to buy a power brick and It's too big to fit on the G53JW's motherboard, but I'm willing to use an extender and have it hang out. I have no idea if it is compatible or not. I have no idea what cards will physically work or not, for that matter. I read somewhere that Asus laptop's mxm pins are reversed and won't work with standard mxm cards, but I'm also seeing people successfully use standard mxm cards?

I've also heard that if I use an amd card, it might be an easier time?

What is a graphics card that will provide a significant performance boost over the 460M that I'm currently using, but is possible for a rookie like me to set up? (preferably won't require me to do any soldering)

EDIT: Is there a card that I can simply buy, plug in, flash bios/vbios, install drivers, and go?

Thanks everyone!

ll_r1d0_ll
08-09-2016, 12:48 PM
Hi everyone, I've been reading a bunch of threads on this forum and (a number of other forums) about upgrading G73 gpus. I am such a newbie to the point where I wouldn't know how to transfer that knowledge to the G53JW. Especially when it comes to making the custom bioses and drivers.

I don't need my computer to be mobile or good looking. I don't even need to have the motherboard fit the case anymore. I just want raw performance. I would plug a desktop GPU into it if need be.

I have my eye on the Asus GTX 880M. It'll require me to buy a power brick and It's too big to fit on the G53JW's motherboard, but I'm willing to use an extender and have it hang out. I have no idea if it is compatible or not. I have no idea what cards will physically work or not, for that matter. I read somewhere that Asus laptop's mxm pins are reversed and won't work with standard mxm cards, but I'm also seeing people successfully use standard mxm cards?

I've also heard that if I use an amd card, it might be an easier time?

What is a graphics card that will provide a significant performance boost over the 460M that I'm currently using, but is possible for a rookie like me to set up? (preferably won't require me to do any soldering)

EDIT: Is there a card that I can simply buy, plug in, flash bios/vbios, install drivers, and go?

Thanks everyone!
Have a look over here : http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/g53sw-770m-upgrade-success.786849/

Yagonagos
08-10-2016, 05:47 AM
Thank you man!

The guy in your link was discussing his upgrade with jmhdj, the big man himself! http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/g73jh-gpu-upgrade.785415/page-2

After reading through that, I'm glad to know that the same techniques used for G73's and G75's can be used for my G53jw

Now I'm gonna apply what I've learned from these two big threads:

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?38102-G73SW-and-770M-upgrade-is-possible/
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?41182-G53SX-upgradable-to-a-770-or-780M

I've ordered a G73jh video card heatsink online, and a 230w power supply.

I've read that asus vbios tends to play nice on dell/alienware cards, so I'm going to shop around online for a good deal.

Yagonagos
09-07-2016, 04:51 AM
The graphics card has arrived!

It's an alienware gtx 780m with Sk hynix ram 4gb.

Now I'm too afraid to do anything further.

Yagonagos
09-08-2016, 06:08 AM
OK! So can this G75 guide be applied to my G53JW? From the looks of it, it seems like it can?

http://www.voltground.com/haven/threads/35/

So what I gotta do is

- take a copy of my computer's bios
- cut out the IDs for my 460m (10de, 0dd1) and put in the IDs for my new 780m (10de, 119f)
- insert alienware edit: ASUS 780m vbios (http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/g73jh-gpu-upgrade.785415/#post-10172908)
- flash that modified bios

I feel like I'm missing a ton. Do I have to do more edits to the vbios? I've looked at old threads and people have asked for the ram type on the graphics card.

Also, I'm looking at threads like these:

https://www.techinferno.com/index.php?/forums/topic/1836-can-we-upgrade-g73sw-gpu/&page=7

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?85716-G75VW-Deep-Bios-Help

And it's pretty much all going over my head. Right now I'm not doing anything because I'm afraid I'll irreversibly ruin my computer.