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  1. #1
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2016

    Need Help! How or can I upgrade my Gtx 960m in my gl551jw-ds71 ROG laptop?

    Hey Everyone,

    So this is my first post and I hope this is in the right place but my issue is when I bought my ROG laptop( I'm kinda a computer
    tech newb ) I didn't realize the graphics card it came with was the GeForce Gtx 960m, and not the Gtx 960. Which to my understanding
    the 960 is much better than the 960m. Is there anyway I can put a new one in?

    My model is the gl551jw-ds71

  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    From what I understand, you can't upgrade. The chip is soldered on. It's not a pluggable card. Kinda sucks if you ask me.

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Black Phoenix PC Specs
    Black Phoenix PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Asus GL551JW
    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-5960X
    Memory (part number)2x Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified ACX 2.0+
    Graphics Card #2EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Classified ACX 2.0+
    Sound CardRealtek ALC1150 (On Board Audio)
    Monitor3x Asus PA279Q
    Storage #12x Sandisk X300S 128GB 2.5" RAID0 (OS)
    Storage #24x Western Digital Black 750GB 2.5" RAID10 (Storage)
    CPU Coolerbe quiet! DARK ROCK TF
    CaseCooler Master Stacker 832
    Power SupplyCooler Master V1200
    Keyboard Asus M801 ​Keyboard -​ Red Switc​hes
    Mouse Asus ROG Gladius
    Headset Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
    Mouse Pad SteelSeries QcK XXL
    Headset/Speakers Audioengine A5+B Plus S8B Subwoofer
    OS MS Windows 10 Pro X64
    Network RouterNETGEAR R8000 Nighthawk X6
    Accessory #1 Roland UA-55 Audio Interface
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    Sep 2015

    No, Both the CPU and GPU are soldered in the MB.

    The only upgradable parts on that notebook are DDR3L memory, Msata SSD, HDD and ODD.

    And battery if you can find one bigger!

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