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upgrade options for my g50-70 notebook 8GB,i3,2GB AMD, 1TB- looking for Processor & GPU upgrade

2018-09-12, 8:03 AM

I have a g50-70 lenovo notebook- 8Gb, 2Gb AMD, i3 processor, 1Tb HDD.

I am a designer and using alot of rendering process.

Due to the high end budget i can't uprdade to another high end laptop, so i was looking out for option to upgrade my g50-70 and make it better.

I got few options for upgrade-500gb SSD drive and additional 8Gb RAM.

Now am curious to know whether i can upgrade my processer i3 to i5/i7 and my 2Gb AMD gpu to same schamatic 4Gb AMD

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Re: upgrade options for my g50-70 notebook 8GB,i3,2GB AMD, 1TB- looking for Processor & GPU upgr

2018-09-12, 13:37 PM

Hi Pranavaeroz,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

Can you specify your current CPU? 

 

Checking with the platform specification for the G50 series shows i3-4030U and i3-5010U that are ball grid socketted/ soldered on the board so those would make it non upgradable. 

 

I3-4100U , i3-4005U  and I3-4100U listed from the hardware manual (page 73-74) are also soldered. For the same reason why the manual do not offer disassembly of CPU or video chip making such upgrade possible only by replacing the entire motherboard.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

Update us how it goes on your end.

 

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Re: upgrade options for my g50-70 notebook 8GB,i3,2GB AMD, 1TB- looking for Processor & GPU upgr

2018-09-12, 16:41 PM

Thanx 

 

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Re: upgrade options for my g50-70 notebook 8GB,i3,2GB AMD, 1TB- looking for Processor & GPU upgr

2018-09-12, 21:32 PM

Hi Pranavaeroz,

 

You can use the machine number (MTM from the sticker or here . There use the same MTM on the parts lookup page to check any other motherboard alternatives. 

 

Replacement motherboards usually needs the same part number for 100% compatibility. With another kind of board, not all original features would be the same. Check also the cost as it may be better just add up a bit for another new laptop instead.

 

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