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  1. #1
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    Feb 2015

    GL551JM - Upgrade GPU

    i just saw that the ROG GL551JW is up on Amazon and it comes with a GTX960. is there any way to upgrade my GL551JM (gtx 860) with this card?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2015

    There's really no point. It's just numbers.
    From what I have read the 960M is pretty much just a rebranded 860M. The real world performance is nearly identical.
    Tech is always advancing at a rate that consumers can't keep up with. As soon as you leave the store your new device is already obsolete! lol

    Just enjoy your machine, it's a beast

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    ROG Member Array mthompson18593 PC Specs
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    MotherboardROG Maximus VII Hero
    ProcessorI7-4790K @ 4.8GHz
    Memory (part number)Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400 (32GB)
    Graphics Card #1ASUS STRIX GTX 980 OC
    Graphics Card #2ASUS STRIX GTX 980 OC
    MonitorASUS VG248QE
    Storage #1Samsung 840 EVO (1 TB)
    Storage #2WD Caviar Black (2 TB)
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseCorsair Carbide Air 540 Black
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1200i
    Keyboard Logitech G19s
    Mouse Corsair M65 Black
    Headset SoundBlaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless
    Mouse Pad Razer Vespula
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z506 5.1
    OS Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Network RouterVerizon FIOS

    Join Date
    Apr 2014

    It is generally not possible to upgrade the GPU (or CPU for that matter) in notebook computers. The components are soldered to the mainboard. Your only option would be to purchase a replacement mainboard with the video chipset you desire. Note that this is seldom cost effective, requires better-than-average skills, and definitely voids any warranty coverage.

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