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    Asus ROG GR8 II

    Hello, Asus Community.

    I have a quick question.

    I bought Asus ROG GR8 II (i5 7400 - GTX 1060 3GB version) few days ago and i'm really curious if i can upgrade CPU?

    I'm thinking upgrade it to i7-8700.

    I heard i can't upgrade GPU but i was wondering if it was same for CPU. Any replies will be appricated!

    Thanks.
    Last edited by BlackShadowX; 03-20-2018 at 10:58 PM.

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    Hello Black Shadow,

    Unfortunately the 8700 is a 1151 (300 series) cpu so you can not use that processor.

    what you can do is get an i7 7700.
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    Still, it's pretty neat! Thank you for replying!

    I also would like to ask two more thing.

    Sockets between i7-8700 and i5-7400 are same. They both have "FCLGA1151" socket. What's the reason 8700 is not compatiable with my ROG?

    And my last question is as i mentioned earlier, i heard GPU's not upgradeable, is this really true?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by BlackShadowX; 03-20-2018 at 11:44 PM.

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    its because its an "1151 (300 series)" as opposed to just a standard "1151" those Processors come with pin changes, more ground and electrical pins active compared To Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU. Its just an updated form for 2017 and its main benefit is seen in overclocking. With that said, for the price point, and in real world applications your going to notice little difference in a 1080p scenario from a 7400-7700. in gaming you'd be lucky to see 10% performance increase as far as a 8700 maybe 15%. Depending on who you talk to i mean we are splitting hairs.

    And yes its true that you can not upgrade the GPU. Its a form factor problem. As it is a custom mini pc most of the components inside are proprietary and the regular form factor hardware just wont fit in the space allowed
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    Soldered cpu?

    Quote Originally Posted by av3nger View Post
    Hello Black Shadow,

    Unfortunately the 8700 is a 1151 (300 series) cpu so you can not use that processor.

    what you can do is get an i7 7700.
    I read somewhere that the cpu cannot be upgraded as it has been soldered to the mobo. Dont know of this is possible or not.

    I hope this is not true as i really want to upgrafe to i7 later on.

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    Ram compatibility

    On another note, would this system be compatible with a 2666mhz ram upgrade?

    Mine came with 8gb 2400mhz and i want to upgrade to atleast 16gb 2666mhz but i dont want to find out that it is not compatible after i have bought the new ram.

    Replies will be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badburner View Post
    I read somewhere that the cpu cannot be upgraded as it has been soldered to the mobo. Dont know of this is possible or not.

    I hope this is not true as i really want to upgrafe to i7 later on.
    Du kan nemt opgradere både cpu og gpu dog er der begrænsninger og du skal skille det hele ad næsten, gpu dog max gtx 1080 og cpu max 7700 men det er også nok til de fleste spil og du kan sættet 2x 16gb ddr4 ram i den så den har 32gb i det hele det er også max, så kan den ikke bliver større

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    Asus Rog GR8 II external graphics card

    Hi all,

    I have the Rog GR8 II mini gaming console and just want to know if a external graphics card could be a solution?

    I have copied a link below to one I am interested in, Thanks in advance.

    https://www.pcshopper.co.za/aorus-nv...caAs-JEALw_wcB

    Thanks

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    What make and model did you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sypain View Post
    Du kan nemt opgradere både cpu og gpu dog er der begrænsninger og du skal skille det hele ad næsten, gpu dog max gtx 1080 og cpu max 7700 men det er også nok til de fleste spil og du kan sættet 2x 16gb ddr4 ram i den så den har 32gb i det hele det er også max, så kan den ikke bliver større
    What make and model did you use?

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